Developing Cornwall’s Healthcare Workforce for the Future

Apprenticeship Funding

Employers with a wage bill over £3 million will be subject to a national Levy

  • Levy of 0.5% of payroll less £15,000 allowance payable from May 1st 2017.
  • Government will automatically add an extra 10% to the resulting digital account.
  • DHCT is registered on ROTAP and can support Levy Paying organisations to deliver Apprenticeship training to existing staff and new apprentice recruits.
  • Existing staff complete the Adult Apprenticeship training programme and are not on Apprentice contracts.

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Non Levy Paying Employers – less than £3 million a year wage bill

  • Employers will be required to pay 10% (£300) towards the cost of the delivery.
  • This cost will be divided into 6 instalments of £50 per month starting from month 2 on programme to month 8 on programme.
  • It is essential that we ensure the learner is going to be successful so the tutor and supervisor will decide at month 8 if the learner is to continue.
  • Social Care Employers are able to claim back the contribution through the Workforce Development Fund when the learner completes the programme. DHCT will help you claim this. Please view the CASC website for more information.
  • Health Employers are not able to access this fund, but DHCT has been successful in securing grants for GPs in Cornwall over the last few years through HESW and we will continue to try in the future.
  • Employers who take on a 16-18 year old and who employ fewer than 50 employees will have 100% of the training costs paid by government. This will also apply where these employers take a 19-24 year old who is leaving care or who has a Local Authority Education, Health and Care plan.
  • Employers who take on a 16-18 year old or a 19-24 year old who is leaving care or who has a Local Authority Education, Health and Care plan will receive an additional £1,000 toward to cost of training support.

 

Apprenticeship Funding

Dynamo Healthcare Training Ltd has access to Apprenticeship funding from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to support Apprenticeship delivery.

It is for anyone who is aged over 16 years, is employed and who has lived in an EU country for 3 years.

The application must be supported by your employer.

Adult Apprenticeships for on the job training programmes.  A person does not need to be on an Apprenticeship contract for this training programme.

For young people who are looking for employment within the Health, Social Care and Public Sectors and wish to undertake an Apprenticeship, we will support you. Please view our young apprenticeship page for further information

Levy Paying Organisations - Wage bill over £3 million annually

The Government are introducing the apprenticeship levy on 6 April 2017. The levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to invest in apprenticeships.

As an employer, you’ll have to pay Apprenticeship Levy each month from 6 April 2017 if you:

Your annual pay bill is all payments to employees that are subject to employer Class 1 secondary National Insurance contributions (NICs) such as wages, bonuses and commissions. You must include payments to:

You can use HMRC’s Basic PAYE Tools to help you work out how much you need to pay.

Through the online apprenticeship service all employers will be able to:

  • select an apprenticeship framework or standard
  • choose the training provider or providers you want to deliver the training
  • choose the organisation that will assess your apprentices
  • post apprenticeship vacancies

If you are an employer who pays the levy, you can also use the apprenticeship service to:

  • set the price you’ve agreed with your training provider
  • pay for apprenticeship training and assessment
  • tell us to stop or pause payments (for example, if your apprentice stops their training, your apprentice takes a break from training or you haven’t received the service you agreed with the provider)

The main rules governing apprenticeships are:

  • the apprentice must be employed in a real job; they may be an existing employee or a new hire
  • the apprentice must work towards achieving an approved apprenticeship standard or apprenticeship framework
  • the apprenticeship training must last at least 12 months
  • the apprentice must spend at least 20% of their time on off-the-job training – this training must be directly relevant to the apprenticeship framework or standard.

The current proposal for adult social care is that for new standards published for Adult Care Worker and Lead Adult Care Worker the upper limit is set at £3,000 per apprentice. For framework Apprenticeships the proposal is that Level 2 Health and Social Care will have an upper limit of £1,500, Level 3 Health and Social Care will be limited to £2,000 (adult social care pathway only)

The government is proposing that this will be a 1:9 ratio with the employer contributing 10% of the total negotiated cost of learning and the government co-investing the other 90%.

For employers who take a 16-18 year old apprentice there are additional incentives.

Employers who take on a 16-18 year old and who employ fewer than 50 employees will have 100% of the training costs paid by government. This will also apply where these employers take a 19-24 year old who is leaving care or who has a Local Authority Education, Health and Care plan.

Employers with more than 50 employees who take on a 16-18 year old or a 19-24 year old who is leaving care or who has a Local Authority Education, Health and Care plan will receive an additional £1,000 toward to cost of training support and their learning provider will receive an additional £1,000.

Support for English and maths will be paid by government at a flat rate of £471 per qualification to the learning provider and will not be taken out of the employer’s digital account.

Extra support is also available to the learning provider for support for apprentices with additional learning support needs such as dyslexia, learning difficulties or disabilities.

Employers will be able to offer Apprenticeships to individuals who already hold qualifications or other Apprenticeships (including at a higher level) as long as the new training allows them to acquire substantive new skills and the content of the training is materially different to any training undertaken previously.

From 2018 employers who pay the levy will be able to transfer up to 10% of the total value of funds to other digital account holders within State Aid rules.

So where do you fit in this system?

Levy paying employer (payroll cost of £3m+ per annum)

  • Levy of 0.5% of payroll less £15,000 allowance payable from May 1st 2017.
  • Government will automatically add an extra 10% to the resulting digital account.
  • Funding for all apprentices up to the upper limit of the standard or framework negotiated with the learning provider taken at 100% from your levy payments.
  • Where levy payments are exhausted then additional apprentices funded on co-investment model of 1:9.
  • £1,000 additional support for apprentices 16-18 years old and those aged 19-24 who are leaving care or who have a Local Authority Education, Health and Care plan plus another £1,000 to your learning provider. The final proposal now includes extra government funding to provide a transitional 20% uplift for providers training 16-18 year olds on a framework. This also applies to 19-24 year olds formerly in care or having an Education and Health Care plan.
  • Levy monies not used expire after 24 months and will be removed from the digital account by government.
  • From 2018 will be able to transfer up to 10% of the value of funds to other digital account holders (including ATAs) within State Aid rules.
  • Government is retaining a simplified version of current system for one year to financially support those from disadvantaged areas whilst reviewing best way to support disadvantaged groups. These payments will not be taken from the digital account.

 

For more of the latest detail, go to our Apprenticeship Levy page

 

Workforce Development Funding

 

– You want to complete a Health and Social Care Diploma at Levels 2 or 3?

– You want to complete the Leadership for Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 5?

The Workforce Development Funding can support you!

This is a new funding stream from the Department of Health disseminated by Skills for Care; its aim is to support the on-going professional development of staff across the Adult Social Care Sector through vocational qualifications. It replaces what was previously called the Training Strategy Implementation Fund.

Dynamo Healthcare Training Ltd links with the Cornwall Adult Social Care Partnership (CASC) to claim the WDF funding. Dynamo Healthcare Training Ltd support employers to claim the funding to cover all the costs of the Health and Social Care Diplomas for their staff.

At DHCT we recognise that funding can be very confusing, if you need any further information or advice please contact us now

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