Apprenticeships are a way of combining Government-funded training with work, so if you're employed this may be the best option for you to learn while you earn. There is eligibility criteria that you will need to meet, but we can help you with that.
From the 1st May 2017, there are two different routes for funding. There is a co-funded model for non-Levy paying employers (less than £3 Million payroll per annum) and there are Levy employers (more than £3 Million payroll per annum) that can fund the entire cost through their Apprenticeship levy pot.
Both Levy paying and non-Levy paying employers will be entitled to £1,000 incentive per Apprentice aged 16-18* provided they are retained on programme.
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*Also applies to 19 -24 year olds who have an education, health or care plan or who have been in the care of the local authority.
There are a number of sources that employers can access additional funding through the sector skills councils or local authorities.
The Skills for Care sector skills council understands that employers and their staff need help to access funding for training. If you follow the link below it will direct you to the website which will give you a complete overview of the options available. Find out more
In response to the Prime Minister's dementia challenge, the Department of Health (DH) has commissioned Skills for Care to support the delivery of a national learning and development programme for the social care workforce supporting people with dementia. Find out more
The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is a funding stream from the Department of Health disseminated by Skills for Care. It focuses on the achievement of qualification units and supports the ongoing professional development of staff across the adult social care sector. Find out more
The Workforce Development Innovation Fund is a special funding stream within the Workforce Development Fund (WDF). It aims to fund projects that are innovative in their approach to influencing workforce development in the longer term. It has a similar focus to WDF - on supporting ongoing professional development of staff through vocational qualifications by increasing skills and competence. Find out more