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Decision to scrap traineeship programme “devastating” — Learning Disability Today

Friday, 16 December, 2022

Decision to scrap traineeship programme “devastating” — Learning Disability Today

The government has announced it will scrap its Traineeship Programme that has been running for nearly a decade due to low take-up.

The learning disability charity Mencap have described the decision as “devastating”, saying it will now be even harder for people with learning disabilities to access paid work.

Elements of the Traineeship Programme will be accessible through different avenues

In a statement, Robert Halfon, Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education, said the Traineeship Programme would become “integrated” with the 16-19 study programme and adult education provision from 1 August 2023.

Read more at: https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/government-s-decision-to-scrap-traineeship-programme-devastating-for-people-with-learning-disabilities

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