Employing an apprentice

2. Get funding

You can get help from the government to pay for apprenticeship training.

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 don’t need to pay the levy

You pay 10% towards the cost of training and assessing your apprentice. You need to:

  • agree a payment schedule with the training organisation
  • pay them directly for the training

The government will pay the rest (90%) up to the funding band maximum. They’ll pay it directly to the training organisation.

You could be eligible for extra funding depending on both your and your apprentice’s circumstances.

If you pay the levy

You’ll receive funds to spend on training and assessing your apprentices. The government will add 10%.

How you get your funds and pay for training depends on whether you’re in:

Get help

Fill in the enquiry form or contact the National Apprenticeship Service for more information about the funding available.

National Apprenticeship Service
Telephone: 0800 015 0600
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