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Key Information

The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools and Colleges programme (ASK) is funded by the National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Department for Education and delivered in schools and colleges across the South of England by CXK and partners.



The ASK programme assists schools, colleges and other educational establishments with their statutory duty to provide impartial careers advice and guidance to young people. We do this by providing free support to develop and transform how your students think about apprenticeships. Last year alone the service helped over 208,000 students across 2000+ establishments get the support they needed.

What that support looks like for you will depend on your establishment’s size, focus and requirements, but it could include an inspiring apprenticeship awareness assembly, apprenticeship application workshop, careers fair attendance, free resources, a teacher CPD session or a whole range of other options.

The ASK programme supports the wider programme and communications objectives around improving awareness and boosting perceptions of apprenticeships, driving growth in applications, supporting progression and increasing the number of 16-18 year olds starting an apprenticeship.

From August 1st 2019 the programme will include KS3 activity and engagement. This is the first time that the programme has included KS3 as historically the programme has been for years 10, 11 and 12 & 13.

To find out how to connect with the service and develop your own bespoke support package:

Tel: 01233 224244


Or visit the Amazing Apprenticeships website.


Our Partners

CXK is working with a network of providers to deliver the ASK programme across the South of England:

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