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Apprenticeships can be a great way to build your skills and gain valuable experience. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to this field, we are here to provide you with the advice and guidance that you need to make the most of your apprenticeship.

We provide comprehensive support to employers, including assistance with recruitment and accessing apprenticeship funding. Whether you are looking for a single apprentice to join your team, or multiple apprentices across a number of different roles, we can provide you with the help you need.

We understand that the world of apprenticeships can be complex, so we make sure to provide our customers with the best advice and support. We strive to ensure that our customers have access to the best available advice, with the goal of delivering a successful apprenticeship program that meets their needs.

We are committed to providing our customers with the best possible experience, and we understand that apprenticeships can be an invaluable resource for employers. We provide ongoing guidance and assistance to ensure that our customers get the most out of their apprenticeship program.

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At our company, we understand the needs of our clients because we are a specialist provider. We are proud to have direct workplace experience in the areas we work in, and our goal is to support our clients to develop an apprentice who can add value to their team from the very beginning. We want to help shape them into someone who can become a potential leader or mentor in the future.

Throughout the apprenticeship, we provide comprehensive training and guidance to ensure that the apprentice is always learning and growing. We equip them with the skills and resources they need to become an effective and valuable member of the team. We also provide support for the apprentice to ensure that they are able to succeed in the long run.

We understand that the success of any apprentice is determined by the quality of the training and guidance they are given, and we are committed to providing the highest level of support to our clients. We are passionate about helping apprentices reach their full potential, and we believe that our specialist services can help make this happen.

Off-the-job training is defined as learning which is undertaken outside of day-to-day work duties and leads towards the achievement of the apprenticeship. This training takes place within the apprentice's normal (contracted) working hours.

The off-the-job training must be directly relevant to the apprenticeship.

The current requirement is 6 hours per week regardless of contracted hours.

Apprenticeship off the-job training Policy background and examples to support the 2022 / 2023 apprenticeship funding rules

Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:

  • aged under 19
  • aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship


An apprentice aged 21 in the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £5.28.

Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age if they both:

  • are aged 19 or over have completed the first year of their apprenticeship


An apprentice aged 21 who has completed the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £10.18.

Link to the current apprenticeship wage

It is important to know that you cannot pay an apprenticeship wage until your learner has been officially signed up onto an apprenticeship program.  You will need to liaise with us to ensure you know what that date is.

The Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience (RPL) process can help individuals acquire a formal qualification that matches their knowledge and skills, and thereby contribute to improving their employability, mobility, lifelong learning, social inclusion and self-esteem.

One of the benefits of RPL is its ability to cut your study time and costs. It eliminates the need to study courses and undertake training that you're already competent in.

Please see the attached guidance document for further information.

You can be any age to access an apprenticeship.

The earliest age you can start an apprenticeship is after the last Friday in June of the academic year in which they have their 16th birthday.

This will depend on if you are a levy or non-levy employer.

Levy Employer

The government apprenticeship levy is a form of taxation designed to help companies offer more apprenticeships. It was introduced to benefit businesses by boosting essential training and developing apprenticeship programmes.

The government apprenticeship levy is a tax paid by employers. It is then stored in a fund which can be accessed to help pay for apprenticeship training costs.

  • It applies to those with a payroll of more than £3 million (the apprenticeship threshold)
  • It is used to fund apprenticeship training
  • The levy is charged at 0.5% of an employer’s total payroll (apprenticeship levy allowance)
  • It is collected monthly through PAYE.

Levy contributions appear in a digital account which can be used by the employer to arrange and pay for apprenticeship training. The funds can only be spent on apprenticeship training or End-point Assessment according to apprenticeship levy rules.

If you company doesn't fall under the apprenticeship levy then the following applies:

Non-Levy employer

The rate at which co-investment will need to be paid will depend on the date the apprenticeship started.

Co-investment rates for apprenticeships that started: after 1 April 2019 is 5%

If your apprentice is between the age of 16 - 18 years of age and you employ less than 50 employees, there will no co-investment fee due.

The amount will vary depending on any recognition of prior learning and experience identified where a reduction in funding will be applied.

There is a cash incentive payment due of £1000 if you employ an apprentice between the age of 16-18 years of age.

This will be paid directly to you in two instalments.

  • £500 will be paid after month 3
  • £500 will be paid to you after month 12

Please ensure you have provided us with your account details, so we can pay you.

Payments for hiring a young apprentice - GOV.UK

No.  The funding rules state that no part of the apprenticeship can be charged regardless as to whether they complete the full duration of the course.

This also includes any mandatory elements; for example, Paediatric First Aid course which is a mandatory element for the Level 3 Early Years Educator, you cannot charge the apprentice for.

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