Policy paper

Apprenticeship funding

How apprenticeship funding for employers will work, including details of funding bands and the apprenticeship levy.


Apprenticeship funding in England (from August 2018)

Apprenticeship funding in England (from May 2017)


The apprenticeship funding policy was introduced as part of reforms to apprenticeships in May 2017. From August 2018, some changes to the policy come into effect.

These policy papers explain how government funds apprenticeship training in England:

  • ‘Apprenticeship funding in England (from August 2018)’ applies to apprentices that started after 1 August 2018

  • ‘Apprenticeship funding in England (from May 2017)’ applies to apprentices that started after 1 May 2017 up to 31 July 2018

Read the equality assessment of the effect that this apprenticeship funding system will have on groups with ‘protected characteristics’ (for example a disability).

Read the latest apprenticeship funding guidance.

Published 17 May 2018