How much will it cost You?
If you don't need to pay the apprenticeship levy
As an employer who doesn’t pay the Apprenticeship Levy, you will need to pay the training provider directly for training your Apprentices.
You pay 5% towards the cost of training and assessing your Apprentice. The Government will pay the rest (95%) up to the funding band maximum. They’ll pay the funds directly to the training provider.
Additional payments from the government
Extra support for small employers
Employers with fewer than 50 people working for them will not have to pay the 5% contribution for an Apprentice who is aged between:
- 16-18 years old.
- A 19-24 years old who has previously been in care or who has an Education, Health and Care plan provided by their local authority.
The Government will pay 100% of the training costs for these individuals, up to the funding band maximum.
Training younger apprentices
- 16-18 years old
- 19-24 years old and who has previously been in care or who has an Education, Health and Care plan provided by their local authority.