From the 1st May 2017 the new Government Apprenticeship Funding Rules commence:
- 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.
Non Levy Paying Employers
- 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.
DHCT recommend that if you have any staff who you want to start the training, it is advisable to register them before 1st May 17 to avoid the employer charge.