Employer funding

What funding is available to an employer towards training costs?

The size of the contribution varies depending on your sector and the age of the apprentice at the start of the training:

  • 100 percent of the cost of apprenticeship training if the apprentice is aged 16–18 years old.
  • A contribution towards the cost of training if the apprentice is aged 19 and over.

The Government has announced an additional £60m to fund higher apprenticeships which would cover the cost of the higher apprenticeship training element. This is paid directly to the organisation that provides and supports the apprenticeship training, in most cases this will be a training organisation. Large employers with a direct contract with the National Apprenticeship Service may receive the funding themselves and deliver aspects of the apprenticeship training.

Please note: Employers are responsible for paying their apprentice(s) wages.