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How it works for you

How it works for you

If you do not pay the levy, you won’t need to use the apprenticeship service to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment until at least 2018. When the Government asks you to start using the apprenticeship service to pay for apprenticeship training, we will help you to prepare.

When the new funding system begins in May 2017, you can choose the training you’d like your apprentices to receive, an approved training provider (like us) and an assessment organisation (like us) using the registers available on the apprenticeship service. Help with this is available from the National Apprenticeship Service.

We will ask you to make a 10% contribution to the cost of this training and government will pay the rest (90%), up to the maximum amount of government funding available for that apprenticeship. The Government will ask you to pay this directly to the us and you will be able to spread it over the lifetime of the apprenticeship. As both you and the government make a payment, we call this ‘co-investment’.

Every individual apprenticeship framework and standard is allocated to a funding band. The upper limit of the funding band will cap the maximum price that government will co-invest towards. The Government will ask you to pay your contribution directly to us and you will be able to spread it over the lifetime of the apprenticeship and agree on a payment schedule with us.

What you can spend apprenticeship funding on

What you can spend apprenticeship funding on

Funds in your apprenticeship service account and funding provided by the government through co-investment can only be used towards the costs of apprenticeship training and end point assessment. These funds must be used be with an approved training provider and assessment organisation (like us).

The funds can’t be used to pay other apprenticeship or training costs such as:

  • wages
  • statutory licences to practise
  • travel and subsidiary costs
  • managerial costs
  • traineeships
  • work placement programmes
  • the costs of setting up an apprenticeship programme

What is an apprenticeship?

What is an apprenticeship?

There are rules governing what an apprenticeship is. The main ones are:

  • the apprentice must be employed in a real job, although they can be an existing employee or a new hire
  • the apprentice must work towards achieving an approved apprenticeship standard or apprenticeship framework
  • the apprenticeship training must last at least 12 months
  • the apprentice must spend at least 20% of their time on off-the-job training

Employing an apprentice is very simple. Head over to our recruitment page to see how we  can  support you.

Full eligibility rules

Full eligibility rules

set of detailed rules exist to define what you can use apprenticeship funding for.

To progress your interest or to book to an appointment with one of our experts straight away, call or email us on:
020 7565 1333 or employers@evolvelearninggroup.co.uk