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Make your apprenticeship levy payments count

The first apprenticeship levy payments are being made on 6 April 2017. We are here to help you build an apprenticeship programme that delivers the skills you need.

How will the levy affect your business?

If you will be paying the levy (i.e. your annual UK wage bill is more than £3 million), you will have a pot of money available to spend on apprenticeship training and assessments from May 2017.

The money can be used to upskill existing staff, replace existing management training and to train new recruits. This means filling skills gaps that could be preventing you from progressing and bringing in fresh ideas that will drive your business forward.

How to make the best of the levy

Here are our top five tips:

  1. Work out how much you will have to spend on apprenticeship training (the governments free ‘Estimate my funding’ tool is a quick way of finding this out)
  2. Identify current training budgets that could be covered by your levy payments
  3. Consider additional upcoming training requirements
  4. Think about areas of the business in which you might want to recruit new apprentices
  5. Increase your understanding of what apprenticeships are on offer and how they work

Choose from a range of apprenticeships

Gloucestershire College are the largest provider of apprenticeships in the area, offering training from entry level to management in the following areas:

  • Accountancy
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Team Leading / Management
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Early Years
  • Engineering
  • Health and Social Care
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Retail

Book your free levy consultation today

Fill out your details below or call 01452 563403

Since joining the company I have encouraged the Board of Directors that the apprenticeship scheme is a good way for the company to give back to the community and invest in young people and the potential future of the company
Andy Richards, Finance Director at Shackleton and Wintle Ltd


  • How much will my organisation pay?

  • What can we spend our levy payments on?

  • Who can do an apprenticeship?

  • How much does an apprenticeship cost?

  • How will I access my levy money?

  • What happens if we don’t spend our apprenticeship levy money?

  • What happens we want to spend more on apprenticeships than we have in our account?

  • Why is the apprenticeship levy being introduced?

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.