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Key facts about Apprenticeship Levy

  • The Apprenticeship Levy will be paid by all UK organisations with a PAYE wage bill in excess of £3M
  • Levy will be charged at a rate of 0.5% of an employers’ pay bill
  • The levy can only be spent on Apprenticeship Training and End Point Assessment
  • Monthly Levy payments will be taken by HMRC through the PAYE scheme and paid into a digital apprenticeship account
  • These payments can be saved for 24 months after which time they will pass back to central Government.
  • The government will top up your monthly levy payments by 10%
  • The purchase of apprenticeship training for both levy and non-levy payers is facilitated through the Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS)

Every Apprenticeship Standard will be allocated a funding band (see below) which sets out the maximum funding that can be accessed through the levy.  You will agree a price of the apprenticeship training with us and once agreed, the funds will be taken from your levy account each month to pay the training provider and the assessment organisation.

Non-levy payers can now purchase apprenticeship training through DAS in a similar fashion, with the government contributing 95% of the training cost, and employers 5%, up to the upper limit of the funding band.

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Calculate levy using calculator below

Band No. Total Cost CSR Group Apprenticeship Offer Duration (months)
8 £5000 Level 2 Healthcare Science Assistant 15 months
9 £6000 Level 4 Sales Executive 18 months
10 £7000 Level 3 Assessor/Coach 18 months
12 £9000 Level 4 Healthcare Science Associate 24 months
13 £10000 Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher 24 months
23 £20000 Level 5 Technician Scientist/td> 36 months
24 £21000 Level 3 Laboratory Technician 24 months
30 £27000 Level 3 Science Manufacturing Technician 24 months


We are here to help

Our team of experts are on hand to help you understand more about the Apprenticeship Levy and:

  • Setting up apprenticeship programmes tailored to the business needs of your organisation
  • Pricing and profiling of Apprenticeship Standards
  • Advice on the ever-changing funding rules

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