Removal of the ’16-hour rule’ for Traineeship Participants Information
Peter Stone AIEP Founder of Apprenticeships Life
From Monday, 3 March the Department for Work and Pensions is removing the ’16-hour
rule’ for training that has applied to Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimants participating
in Traineeships in England.
It means JSA claimants aged 19+ will be able to participate in a Traineeship
programme for up to 30 hours a week without affecting their JSA entitlement. The
removal of the ’16-hour rule’ applies only to the Traineeship programme and includes all
new and existing participants.
For any enquiries, please email: Traineeships@skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk
Update – Issue 196 skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk
Issue 196 of Update, the Agency’s weekly round-up of business-critical information and news for the further education sector.