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The Apprenticeships Toolkit is a resource for union officers, union reps and learning reps who are negotiating with employers on apprenticeships

ToolkitThe toolkit provide information on a range of topics related to apprenticeships and highlight the key elements of a good quality apprenticeship.  

The toolkit is intended to be used as a reference and information resource for reps. Factsheets can be taken out of the toolkit and given to union representatives and employers if information on a specific topic is needed.

Toolkit contents

  • Negotiating and Bargaining on apprenticeships
  • The apprentice levy and other developments
  • Pay for apprentices
  • Health and Safety and working time
  • High quality training
  • Widening access to underrepresented groups
  • Mentoring
  • English, Maths and Functional Skills in apprenticeships
  • Frameworks and standards
  • Professional registration and apprenticeships
  • Government minimum standards for apprenticeships
  • TUC Apprenticeships Charter

The interactive version of the toolkit is available at 

To order a hard copy of the toolkit please email

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