Are you ready for the Apprenticeship Levy?
What is it?
The Apprenticeship Levy affects employers in all sectors.
The levy will only be paid on annual paybills in excess of £3 million, and so less than 2% of UK employers will pay it.
The levy will be charged at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s paybill. Each employer will receive an allowance of £15,000 to offset against their levy payment. It was introduced in April 2017.
To access your levy pot you will need to sign up for a digital apprenticeship account. Once added, you can pay your training provider via the account for any apprenticeship training.
If your paybill is under £3 million then you do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy.
You will instead need to contribute 10% towards the cost of the required training, the other 90% will be paid by the Government.
Are you an employer looking to recruit an Apprentice?
Newcastle City Learning can support businesses with information, bespoke recruitment and Apprenticeship training. We may also be able to support you financially. We pride ourselves on the quality of training and service we offer our clients, recognising what is important to you as our customer.
You can also test your Apprenticeship knowledge by taking this short quiz.
English and maths
Functional Skills are the skills you require for everyday life in English and maths. Qualifications are free and available at a variety of levels.
What's on offer for employers:
- Refresh your employee's skills.
- National qualifications at various levels (Entry Level 1 – Level 2 equivalent to grade A-C at GCSE).
- Courses tailored to suit your business needs.
- Staff training in the work place to minimise disruption to the working day.
For more information, or to book an appointment, please contact us.
Your staff could gain recognised qualifications through National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs). These are work based qualifications where employees will continue to learn whilst achieving recognition for skills they demonstrate day to day.
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Providing an opportunity to an individual with a learning difficulty and disability can benefit your business as well as helping the young person.