Developing Cornwall’s Healthcare Workforce for the Future
You can get help from the government:
- to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment
- as an incentive payment for other costs
Help to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment
The amount you get depends on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not. You pay the levy if you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year.
If you do not need to pay the levy
You pay 5% towards the cost of training and assessing your apprentice. You need to:
- agree a payment schedule with the training provider
- pay them directly for the training
The government will pay the rest (95%) up to the funding band maximum. They’ll pay it directly to the training provider.
You could be eligible for extra funding depending on both your and your apprentice’s circumstances.
|Sector||Apprenticeship standard||Level||Funding band maximum||Non-levy Employer Contribution (5% of total training costs)||Levy Employer Contribution (90% of total training costs)|
|Adult care||Adult Care Worker||2||£3,000||£150||£2,700|
|Adult care||Lead Adult Care Worker||3||£3,000||£150||£2,700|
|Adult care||Leader in Adult Care||5||£7,000||£350||£6,300|
|Customer service||Customer Service Practitioner||2||£3,500||£175||£3,150|
|Customer service||Customer Service Specialist||3||£4,000||£200||£3,600|
|Leadership & Management||Team Leader/Supervisor||3||£5,000||£250||£4,500|
|Leadership & Management||Operations / Departmental Manager||5||£7,000||£350||£6,300|
|Healthcare||Healthcare Support Worker||2||£3,000||£150||£2,700|
|Healthcare||Senior Healthcare Support Worker||3||£5,000||£250||£4,500|
|Education and Learning||Teaching assistant||3||£5,000||£250||£4,500|
|Education and Learning||Learning Mentor||3||£5,000||£250||£4,500|
|Education and Learning||Assessor/Coach||4||£7,000||£350||£6,300|
|Education and learning||Learning and Skills Teacher||5||£10,000||£500||£9,000|
|Business Administration||Learning and Development Consultant||5||£7,000||£350||£6,300|
|Business Administration||Learning and Development Practitioner||3||£6,000||£300||£5,400|
|Business Administration||Employability Practitioner||4||£6,000||£300||£5,400|
If you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million a year, you must pay the apprenticeship levy from 6 April 2017 through your digital account, which is linked to your payroll system. This money must be used for your existing staff and new recruits to complete Adult Apprenticeships. Your organisation pays 90% of the full training fee and the Government pays 10%. If you run out of funds in your digital account the Government will increase payment to support continued training for your staff, as long as they are completing in work training Apprenticeships.
Non Levy Employer
As an employer who doesn’t pay the apprenticeship levy, you’ll pay 5% towards the cost of the apprenticeship. The government will pay the rest (95%) up to the funding band maximum, directly to the training provider. You may be eligible to receive full funding to cover the cost of apprenticeship training, plus additional support. Check the apprenticeship funding rules for more information.
You can access apprenticeship funding either through a training provider with an existing government contract, or by reserving funds via the apprenticeship service. The intention is that towards the end of 2020, all new apprenticeships will be arranged through the apprenticeship service.
- Employers are not required to pay National Insurance Contributions for apprentices under the age of 25 on earnings below the higher tax rate of £827 a week (£43,000 a year).
- £1,000 payment to both the employer and provider when they train a 16- to 18-year-old.
- £1,000 payment to both the employer and provider when they train a 19- to 24-year-old who has previously been in care or who has a local authority education, health and care plan.
Employer with less than 50 staff
The government will fund all of the apprenticeship training costs, up to the maximum value of the funding band for the apprenticeship, for employers employing fewer than 50 people if, the learner is aged between 16 and 18 years old or aged between 19 and 24 years old and either has an EHC plan provided by their local authority or has been in the care of their local authority.
Register for an apprenticeship service account to access funds or pay for training.
If you pay the apprenticeship levy, you cannot use funds from your apprenticeship service account to pay for an apprenticeship training agency’s services.
Fill in the enquiry form or contact the Apprenticeship service for more information.
Telephone: 0800 015 0600
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
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You can get more information or use the webchat service on the apprenticeship service employer support site.
WHAT IS THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FUND?
The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is a funding stream from the Department of Health and Social Care, distributed by Skills for Care. WDF makes a substantial contribution to the costs of care staff gaining qualifications. The fund enables care employers to have a continuing commitment to staff learning and development by enhancing their learning and development budgets.
THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FUND IN CORNWALL, THE ISLES OF SCILLY AND DEVON
WDF is distributed nationally by Skills for Care and care partnerships are eligible to bid for funds for their area. CAHSC are the care partnership for Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Devon.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO CLAIM WDF FROM CAHSC?
This fund is available to all adult social care providers in Cornwall, Devon and the Isles of Scilly. You must become a WDF Partnership member and be registered and completely up to date with your submissions for the ASC-WDS (previously known as NMDS-SC). If you are registering with ASC-WDS
WHERE CAN I GET HELP OR ADVICE ABOUT WDF?
More information about WDF can be found on the CASC website and also on the Skills for Care website. For further advice you can contact CAHSC about any aspects of WDF, including registering and updating ASC-WDS on 01326 567163 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At DHCT we recognise that funding can be very confusing, if you need any further information or advice please contact us now