Leaders and managers do not emphasise the importance of developing good English and mathematical skills linked to the apprentices’work. The planning and delivery of training to develop apprentices’English and mathematical skills are poor. Coaches do not pay enough attention to the development of English and mathematics skills and knowledge. Therefore, apprentices do not improve their English and mathematical skills for work. Apprentices that need to complete functional skills qualifications in English and mathematics as part of their apprenticeship do not receive enough support or tuition.