The Apprenticeship Levy: Your Checklist

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The Apprenticeship Levy: Your Checklist

Is your organisation now paying the Apprenticeship Levy? Follow our seven steps to help your organisation make the most of your Apprenticeship Levy payments and implement a successful Apprenticeship programme.

1. Your spend

Now you know how much your levy payments are, it’s time to understand how you can spend your Levy funds and the training that you can buy.

2. Business needs

Identify which areas of your organisation could benefit from a skills boost. This could be developing existing employees or taking on new apprentices to train up.

3. Partner with a quality training provider

There are lots of providers out there offering a range different subjects and qualifications, from smaller niche providers, to larger providers with a more diverse range of subject areas. Your choice will depend on your specific business needs and it’s important to work with a provider that understands them.

4. Pilot a scheme or review an existing programme

If you don’t already have Apprenticeship delivery, now is the time to start a pilot. If you have an existing programme, now is the time to review and look at potential new areas to maximise the return on your Levy spend.

5. Assess impact

Spending time to assess the impact that Apprenticeships have on your organisation will identify which departments and qualifications have delivered the greatest benefits.

6. Expansion

Having identified which departments and qualifications work best, you should be in the perfect position to recruit more apprentices or place more existing staff on programme, enabling you to maximise your return on the Levy.

7. Design and Develop

Your expanded Apprenticeship programme is up and running and working well, it’s time to ask – what next? Now you can begin looking at developing your own qualifications and explore progression options into Higher Level Apprenticeships.

For more information or for a copy of our free Levy Guide, email start@smart-training.com or call us on 020 3700 4294

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Take advantage of a Government incentive to employ a new apprentice

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Take advantage of a Government incentive to employ a new apprentice

Incentives to small businesses

Small employers can now take advantage of new Government incentives to employ a new apprentice.

The incentives, which mean training can be fully funded for eligible learners, replace the previously available AGE grants and apply to those businesses which have employed an average of 49 or fewer employees in the year before an apprentice starts.

The Government will waiver the 10% contribution employers are normally required to pay under the new rules introduced this year, and make a £1,000 payment, if the apprentice is aged 16-18 years old at the start of their apprenticeship. £500 will be paid after three months and then £500 nine months later.

The incentives also apply to apprentices aged 19-24 who have an education, health and care plan (EHC) or who have been in the care of a local authority. Help is also available if, before enrolling on an apprenticeship framework, the apprentice has a postcode listed within the 27% most deprived areas of the country.

For more information call us on 0203 700 4294 or email start@smart-training.com

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Upskill your staff today

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Upskill your staff today

Five good reasons to help your staff progress

Get Smart and upskill your staff with an Apprenticeship leading to a professional qualification.

Here’s five reasons why:

  • Enhanced staff performance
  • Increased revenue for your business
  • Keep ahead of the competition
  • Improved staff motivation and retention
  • Government funding available for eligible learners

To find out more about how we can help you and your staff email start@smart-training.com or call us on 0203 700 4294

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20% off-the-job training rule? No problem!

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20% off-the-job training rule? No problem!

Five reasons NOT to be concerned about the new rule requiring Apprentices to spend 20% of their hours on off-the-job training:

  1. * The effectiveness of Smart Training’s monthly study days to maximise impact
  2. * Workbook tasks have been designed to be completed as off-the-job training
  3. * They include tasks staff need to do and count if they generate evidence
  4. * Research and writing tasks can be completed when it’s appropriate for learners to be released
  5. * Job shadowing tasks can be carried out at quiet times to maximise learning and minimise disruption

So, not too much of a challenge after all!

To find out more about how we can help you get the most out of Apprenticeships call us today on 0203 700 4294 or email start@smart-training.com

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