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Calls for Ministers to make apprenticeships more accessible – Learning Disability Today

Thursday, 10 February, 2022

Calls for Ministers to make apprenticeships more accessible – Learning Disability Today


The learning disability charity Mencap is calling for the Department of Education to rethink their current regulations around apprenticeships to allow thousands of people with learning disabilities and difficulties (LDD) to access more apprenticeships.
The Accessible Apprenticeships Report, which is published as part of National Apprenticeship Week, suggests that Ministers makes a “subtle change” to an existing policy which would allow for greater flexibility to entry requirements.

What barriers do people with learning disabilities face when it comes to accessing apprenticeships?

As part of their research, Mencap surveyed more than 140 apprenticeship employers and training providers to understand the views of the sector.
Read more at: https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/calls-for-ministers-to-make-apprenticeships-more-accessible-for-people-with-a-learning-disability-or-difficulty

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