Small and Medium Employers

With a wage bill less than £3million per annum you can tap into readily available training funding pots.

If you don't pay the Apprenticeship Levy

As an employer with less than a £3million wage bill, the government will pay 100% of your Apprenticeships training costs if:  

  • Your apprentice is aged 16-18 and you employ less than 50 staff.  
  • Your apprentice is aged 19-24 with an education, health and care plan provided by their local authority or has been in the care of their local authority.  

In all other instances, the government will fund 95% of the training and assessment costs for up to 10 apprentices, and you fund the remaining 5%. 

If your apprentice is aged 16-18, you are also eligible for a £1,000 incentive payment. The £1,000 is paid to the employer in two equal instalments, at the 3-months and 12-months point of the apprenticeship. 

Find a Levy-payer to fund your Apprenticeships costs

Large levy-paying businesses who pay the Apprenticeship Levy can pledge up to 25% of their unspent Levy Funds to a business of their choice.  

To reserve your funding, you will need to create an Apprentice Service Account to manage your apprenticeships, provide information on the apprenticeship you are looking to use, and what month you need the training start.   

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