Apprenticeship Levy and reform

From April 2017 the Apprenticeship Levy will replace all taxpayer funding of apprenticeships for both public and private sector companies of all sizes. 

If your annual business payroll exceeds £3 million you will pay the Apprenticeship Levy. Full information is available on the Government website

How we can help

We can help make the transition to the new levy process as smooth as possible by offering advice and guidance specifically tailored to your business. Our dedicated team can offer you:

  • Information on how your business can benefit from the Levy
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Apprentice recruitment support
  • Workforce development for your existing staff

Why Choose Blackburn College?

  • Our dedicated Apprenticeship team can provide full recruitment support
  • All Apprentices have access to our industry standard training suites or can be trained on your premises      

Estimate my apprenticeship funding

Use this tool to estimate if your organisation will pay the apprenticeship levy.

What funding is available to an employer towards training costs?

The size of the contribution varies depending on the apprenticeship undertaken. If you are a non-Levy payer and you employ less than 50 people 100% of the cost of apprenticeship training will be funded if the apprentice is aged 16–18 years old.  If the apprentice is over 19 then you will pay 10% of the costs.
  • If your apprentice is 16-18 then you will receive a £1,000 incentive.
  • If you are a levy payer and you don’t have enough funds in your account then the apprenticeship fee for that month will be reduced to 10% and the government will fund the remaining 90%.
Please note: Employers are responsible for paying their apprentice(s) wages.

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Need more Information?

We can help your business navigate these important changes and ensure you secure the very best training. Contact us on 01254 292500, email business@blackburn.ac.uk, or complete the contact form below.

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