Apprenticeship funding

Apprenticeship funding

Learn the basics of apprenticeship funding with our easy-to-follow guide. We can provide expert advice and guidance on apprenticeship funding.

Guide to government funding for apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are funded in different ways depending on the type of apprenticeship your apprentice is on, and whether they do their training in England or Scotland.

Below is a simplified guide to the government funding available.

Still not sure how funding works? No problem. If you want to know the specifics for your apprenticeship programme, request a call back from our expert team.

Apprenticeship Funding

Apprenticeship framework funding

If your apprentice is on an apprenticeship framework, their training and assessment is either fully or partially funded as follows.

England

In England:

  • Apprentices aged 16-18 years – 100% funded
  • Apprentices aged 19-24 years – partially funded

Our Digital Marketing, Project Management, and Business apprenticeships are funded in this way.

Scotland SVG

Scotland

  • Apprentices aged 16-19 years – 100% funded
  • Apprentices aged 20-24 years – partially funded

All apprenticeships in Scotland are on apprenticeship frameworks and are funded in this way.

Apprenticeship standards funding

If your apprentice is on an apprenticeship standard, their training and assessment is funded as follows:

  • Government pay 2/3 of the apprenticeship costs
  • Employers contribute 1/3 of the costs

Employers can be eligible for up to three incentive payments from government totalling up to £10,800*.

  1. Apprentice aged 16-18 - £5,400*
  2. <50 staff - £2,700*
  3. Apprentice achieves their apprenticeship qualification - £2,700*

Our IT Systems and Networking, Software and Web Development, Cyber Security, and Degree apprenticeships are funded in this way.

*Incentive amounts vary depending on the funding band of the apprenticeship. Contact us to find out what incentives are available for your programme.

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