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Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) Programme

Continuous professional development

You’ll find over 40 FREE modules open to all working across the sector currently listed on the DfE fully-funded Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) Programme.

The AWD programme is currently offering a range of FREE courses on many aspects of apprenticeship delivery and is relevant to all provider types and sizes and is aimed at all practitioner roles to support CPD, extend the quality of provision and reduce the number of withdrawals and raise the achievement rate.


Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) Programme Overview
September 2022 – August 2025

What is it?

The DfE-funded Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) programme provides continuous professional development (CPD) training and resources for all those involved in, or supporting, the delivery of apprenticeships.

The Association of Colleges (AoC), in partnership with the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), Strategic Development Network (SDN), and University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC), is delivering this phase of the Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) programme.

The comprehensive training programme is designed for staff at all levels across apprenticeship providers who are involved in the management, planning, and delivery of apprenticeships. It includes a range of training options such as online courses, workshops, and networks that are suitable for staff at all levels and roles.

How will I benefit?

By participating in the comprehensive training programme, you will have the opportunity to improve your skills and knowledge in the management, planning, and delivery of apprenticeships, which may be beneficial to your professional development and career advancement.

Where can I find out more?

For more information, please contact the Projects team.