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If you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year, you must pay the apprenticeship levy from 6 April 2017.

Employers in England eligible to reclaim their Apprentice Levy contributions to pay for training apprentices will need to choose a training provider. There are two different types of apprenticeships to choose from:

1. Apprenticeship standards

Each standard covers a specific occupation and sets out the core skills, knowledge and behaviours an apprentice will need; they are developed by employer groups known as ‘trailblazers’

2. Apprenticeship frameworks

A series of work-related vocational and professional qualifications, with workplace- and classroom-based training. All public sector bodies will need to follow Public Contracts Regulation 2015 when selecting a training provider to be able to claim a rebate on their levy contributions.

Return on investment

Our new Apprenticeships DPS allows you to maximise the return on your levy contributions, through immediate access to apprenticeship training providers, who are compliant with the regulations set by the Government. Business improvement Implementing a successful apprenticeship programme enables your organisation to develop the skills of your workforce and drive business improvement.

Standards

Our Apprenticeships DPS accommodates all current standards and has the flexibility to accommodate new standards at any time.

Social value

Every apprentice you employ is another person in work which builds on your organisations social value, and with the right training and support your apprentices’ will help to close the skills gap.

Locality

The Apprenticeships DPS is designed in such a way to allow you to select from training providers in specific regions - all in a completely compliant manner. Alternatively, you can add your local providers to the DPS if you wish to.


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