Non-Levy Paying Employers
- ~Reservation can only be made for up to three months in advance
Cost of Training Apprentices
Most non-levy employers will be asked to make a 5% contribution to the cost of this training and The Government will pay the rest (95%), up to the maximum amount of funding available for that particular apprenticeship standard. Each Standard has a different funding value. The upper limit of the funding band will cap the maximum price that The Government will ‘co-invest’ towards. Anything that sits outside the Apprenticeship Standard will be chargeable at a commercial rate, and must be agreed with the training provider when the contracts are drawn up. This includes the Registration and Certification Fees for anything that does not form part of a particular Standard.
Employers with fewer than 50 staff are able to have the apprenticeship 100% funded for apprentices that are aged between 16 and 18 years at time of registration. This will all be funded by The Government.
As well as this, The Government is also offering an additional incentive to employers that take on an apprentice aged between 16-18 years. This is currently £1,000, payable across two instalments. The first after the apprentice has been in training for 90 days, and the second as long as the apprentice has been in training for 365 days. These will be payable through your Training Provider. This additional payment is for both Levy and Non-Levy paying employers.
Payments for the apprenticeship will be made directly to your Training Provider through the Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS). So no money will 'physically' change hands. You will be able to use the DAS to see what is going into the account, and then what is going to the Training Provider.
Anything that has been agreed that sits outside the Apprenticeship Standard (such as Registration & Certification fees, PPE etc) will be payable to the Training Provider and will be invoiced separately. A payment schedule will be discussed for this, and agreed at the start of the apprenticeship.