As you will be aware, as part of our apprenticeships reforms, employers are being given more control over choosing and paying for apprenticeship training. Whilst only some employers will be required to contribute to the new apprenticeship levy, there will be changes to the funding of apprenticeship training for all employers. The system also needs to be easy for employers of all sizes to navigate, choose and purchase the appropriate apprenticeship training and negotiate on price. We are therefore simplifying some of the complex funding arrangements that currently exist.
To deliver these changes, we are pleased to confirm that we have today published:
Proposals for a New Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers.
This documents sets out proposals on who should be able to provide apprenticeship training in England.
Guidance for Employers Thinking About Becoming Apprenticeship Training Providers.
This document will be of interest to employers who pay the levy, and may wish to act as their own training provider in the new system.
Apprenticeship Funding Calculator
We have produced this tool to help employers understand what levy they will pay and how they could use the new digital service to plan and fund training.
Updated Guidance on the Apprenticeship Levy
We have also updated the existing, very popular online guidance, which gives employers a clear explanation of how they will pay the levy, manage and use their funds in the new system.
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