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Reduce time to market with DevOps apprenticeship

Enrolment continues for the February start of our DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship.

Designed for businesses across a range of sectors looking to bridge the gap between software development and IT support in their organisation. 

Accountancy Apprenticeships - Enrolling for January

Looking to recruit an apprentice accountant or have an employee with potential to grow? 

The new cohort of our Accountancy (AAT) apprentice (Levels 2, 3 and 4) will start in January 2024. 

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Funding and Apprenticeship Levy

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 levy can be spent on apprenticeship training for the entire workforce new and existing and on employees of all ages, from junior members of staff to directors and business owners. It can also include those who have university level qualifications.

The money will stay in your account for 24 months before it gets returned to the government and reallocated to other businesses if not spent within this period. Therefore, it is important to start the planning process early to make sure you take the full advantage of the available funding.

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.

Digital Apprenticeship Service

All employers are required to set up an online Apprenticeship Service account to recruit and manage apprentices, as well as to access their Levy funds. The following information will help guide you through the process. 

If you would like support in setting up and using your Apprenticeship Service account, please contact us on or 0345 155 2020 and we would be happy to help.


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 /, or by filling in the form below.






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.

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.