Develop Training Ltd has been providing high quality, employer-led, apprenticeship training programmes for some of the UK's best known utilities and infrastructure companies for over a decade. As a prime contractor for the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), Develop Training is listed on the Registered for Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) and at the forefront of delivering apprenticeship training for the Gas, Water, Telecommunications, Technical, Public Sector and Leadership & Management areas.
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Since 6 April 2017, new Apprenticeship funding rules in the UK means that, for the first time, apprenticeships are open to all people aged 16 years of age or older; there is no upper age limit. This means that apprenticeships are increasingly becoming a viable training option for both new workforce entrants and those seeking to learn new skills later in life.
What is the Apprenticeship Levy?
The Apprenticeship Levy is a payment that will be collected from large employers who have an annual wage bill of more than £3 million and applies to both the public and private sectors. The payment is paid to the HMRC through the business' PAYE returns. Managed by the ESFA, the purpose of the Levy is to encourage employers to invest in apprenticeship programmes and to raise additional funds to improve the quality and number of apprentices in the UK, addressing the nationwide skills shortage in the process.
How are your payments calculated?
The Levy amount is 0.5% of a business' payroll; employer's gets an allowance of £15,000 to offset against the amount they owe and only applies to businesses with a payroll over £3m.
A business with a payroll of £3m:
£3,000,000 (payroll) x 0.5% (levy amount) = £15,000 (amount owing pre allowance) - £15,000 (levy allowance) = £0 (levy payable)
A business with a payroll of £6m:
£6,000,000 (payroll) x 0.5% (levy amount) = £30,000 (amount owing pre allowance) - £15,000 (levy allowance) = £15,000 (levy payable)
Businesses paying the levy can access their contribution from their Online Digital Apprenticeship Service account that can be used to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment in England.
Providing unique delivery
Our programmes involve real life, hands-on, experience and unique delivery options. Over the last decade we have successfully delivered more than 1,000 programmes, with achievement rates as follows:
Overall achievement rate: 83.3%
Timely achievement rate: 88.9%
With the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, Develop Training has mapped its apprenticeship programmes to the newly defined standards, specialising in select key areas crucial to the continued business success of its clients.
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Discover about the benefits an apprentice can bring to your business and why you should choose Develop Training to deliver your apprenticeships, please call our experienced Apprenticeships Team on 0800 876 6708.