The Government Apprenticeship Levy has completely altered the way Apprenticeships are funded, providing more opportunities to employers.

Who is affected by the Apprenticeship Levy?

The levy is set at 0.5% of an employers’ pay bill. It will only affect employers with an annual pay bill in excess of £3M. Only 2% of all UK employers are liable to pay the levy


90-100% of Apprenticeship training fees are funded by the Government, depending upon the size of your business and the age of the apprentice.

Size Matters

<50 employees? - You may be exempt from paying for Apprenticeship training. In addition a £1,000 incentive is currently available if your apprentice is:-

  • aged 16-18
  • a 19-24 year old care leaver
  • a 19-24 year old with a Local Authority Education, Health and Care Plan.

For further information about the Government Apprenticeship Levy please follow the link below
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Skills Group has over 20 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, working with top local employers to offer sustainable employment opportunities. We are one of the country's largest independent training providers, one of very few to be recognised as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and in the top 5% nationally for our apprentice success rates.


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