Making sense of the Apprenticeship Levy

The way the government funds apprenticeships in England changed in April 2017 when the Apprenticeship Levy was introduced. All employers with a wage bill of over £3 million a year have to contribute 0.5% of their total pay bill towards apprenticeship training (minus a £15,000 annual levy allowance).

What Leicester College will do to help you?

To support businesses, we have a dedicated apprenticeship levy support service for employers, with a focus on enabling you to maximise the return on investment from the levy.

Our Levy Co-ordination Solution Service offers:

  • No-cost consultation and support to identify the impact of the levy on the individual business
  • Effective support to your internal teams to enable them to effectively manage and plan the process
  • Support in the programme set up, as well as delivery and management of the whole process
  • Delivery of high-quality apprenticeship training that meets individual business requirements
  • An organisation-wide training needs analysis to identify and map existing and potential new job roles across all levels to relevant apprenticeships
  • Workforce planning support identifying measurable business benefits to be delivered
  • Dedicated, free recruitment service support for new apprentice recruitment
  • Co-ordination of apprenticeship training
  • Management and delivery of the functional skills requirement linked to the apprenticeship

Dedicated support to deliver measurable return on investment

  • Development and implementation of a talent management programme across all levels with the business
  • Support succession planning and emerging skills gaps within the workforce
  • Apprenticeship funding being effectively utilised to develop and upskill existing staff
  • Development and implementation of bespoke management development programmes
  • Improving employees English and maths, and supporting improvements in performance
  • Overall improvements in cost, quality and delivery

What our Partners Say...

“The support from Leicester College has been tremendous. All the trainers and assessors have made an incredible effort to understand our business and have helped educate us in what types of training suit us best.””

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“When I was looking to train my staff I knew that Leicester College could provide that training and I knew from first-hand experience that it would be to a high standard.”

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