What You Need To Know
Support For Apprenticeship Costs
If you are a non-levy payer, you share the cost of training and assessing your apprentices with government – this is called ‘co-investment’.
The co-investment rate has changed for new apprenticeships starting on or after 1 April 2019. You will now pay 5% towards the cost of apprenticeship training. The government will pay the rest (95%) up to the funding band maximum.
All apprenticeships that started before 1 April 2019 will continue at the previous co-investment rate of 10%.
Making the most of government funding helps your staff gain nationally-recognised qualifications.
Apprenticeships can help you develop well-trained, highly skilled staff which would build the team you need to add value to your business.
If you are a levy payer, get more information about apprenticeship levy here.
Levy Example Calculations
Employer of 500 employees, each with a gross salary of £20,000
- Wage bill: 500 x £20,000 – £10,000,000
- Levy Sum: 0.5% x £10,000,000 = £50,000
- Allowance: £50,000 – £15,000 = £35,000 annual levy payment
Employer of 300 employees, each with a gross salary of £20,000
- Wage bill: 300 x £20,000 – £6,000,000
- Levy Sum: 0.5% x £6,000,000 = £30,000
- Allowance: £30,000 – £15,000 = £15,000 annual levy payment
Employer of 150 employees, each with a gross salary of £20,000
- Wage bill: 150 x £20,000 – £3,000,000
- Levy Sum: 0.5% x £3,000,000 = £15,000
- Allowance: £15,000 – £15,000 = £0 annual levy payment
Employer of 100 employees, each with a gross salary of £20,000
- Wage bill: 100 x £20,000 – £2,000,000
- Levy Sum: 0.5% x £2,000,000 = £10,000
- Allowance: £10,000 – £15,000 = £0 annual levy payment
Get ‘RIGHT FIT’ Apprentices
As an employer, you can recruit new staff or upskill existing employees to grow your business. Apprenticeships can help build a higher level of commitment and loyalty than other employees.
Understanding your staff and identifying the skills they are willing to learn could help you implement the right strategies towards the quality of training they get.
We can help you to recruit as many apprentices as you want. Just like a recruitment agency, we search for, screen and select suitable apprentices.
An apprentice does not have to be someone new; one of your current staff could be an ideal candidate for an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship can be a great way to up-skill and nurture the talent you already have.
We have a variety of trade and private courses available working in partnership with employers.
These courses are tailored to suit your needs and specific requirements.
Contact us for bespoke courses, designed and developed for your specific needs.
What Is OFF-THE-JOB Training?
It is ‘Off the Job’ if the activity is:
Directly relevant to the apprenticeship standard or framework
Apprenticeship providers have a range of delivery styles to suit employer and apprentice needs. Employers must work with them to decide when and where off-the-job training should take place and who is best placed to deliver it.
A commitment statement must be in place from the beginning of the apprenticeship, setting out the training content an apprentice will receive and which elements count towards the off-the-job training.
The apprentice’s evidence pack needs to demonstrate what training has been delivered against the commitment statement.
Teaching new knowledge, skills and behaviours
Apprenticeships are about upskilling an individual. Off-the-job training can be delivered in a flexible way. This can be at the apprentice’s usual place of work, or at an external location.
Learning taking place within the apprentice’s normal paid working hours (excluding overtime)
An apprenticeship is a work-based programme so all off-the-job training must take place within the apprentice’s normal working hours.
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