The costs of apprenticeship training for employers can vary depending on the programme you choose and the size of your business. For learners, apprenticeship training costs nothing at all.
The Employer Training & Apprenticeships team is here to support you make the most of available funding. If you are looking to develop your apprenticeship and levy strategy, get in touch for a free consultation and advice on the best apprenticeship programmes for your organisation.
Apprenticeship levy for large organisations
The Apprenticeship Levy is a small tax levied on UK employers with a salary bill of over £3 million to fund new apprenticeships. Levy-paying employers contribute 0.5% of their salary bill to the Apprenticeship Levy. The fund can be used to pay for training costs of new apprentices, or to enrol existing staff on professional development apprenticeships.
We can support you to maximise your levy strategy and make the most of the funding on offer.
Apprenticeship funding for small businesses
If your business has a salary bill of less than £3 million, you will not contribute to the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, you will pay only 5% of your apprentice’s training and assessment fees, while the Government contribute 95%.
If your company has less than 50 employees and you take on a 16-18 year old, you are entitled to receive the training completely free of charge.
The following government incentives are available for all employers in England for each new apprentice they hire:
For apprentices who join your organisation between 1 April 2021 and 31 January 2022
- £3,000 for every new apprentice of any age
- An additional £1,000 for every new apprentice aged 16-18
That’s a total of up to £4,000 per apprentice hired paid directly to your business.
To apply for these incentives, you need to set up and access the Apprenticeship Service
Our team have prepared a helpful guide to talk you through setting up your account.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our dedicated Employer Training & Apprenticeships team for support.
Get in touch with our Employer Training & Apprenticeships team on 0345 155 2020 / email@example.com, or by filling in the form below.