Apprenticeship Levy

In a bid to achieve three million apprenticeship starts by summer 2020, the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing.

From April 2017 all employers with a pay bill of over £3 million a year will pay 0.5% of that to a new apprenticeship levy. These levy payments will be protected for the provision of apprenticeship training.

Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP)

The Outward Bound Trust have been approved by the SFA and are successfully listed on the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP). The register lists organisations that are approved to deliver apprenticeship training for employers using the apprenticeship service. Funds from the levy can only be spent on approved suppliers like The Trust.

Do you remember the phrase that today’s news is tomorrow’s fish and chip paper? We’re really pleased to be listed on the RoATP – but this headline is now yesterday’s news. What comes in the chapters ahead is far more exciting…

Outward Bound are specialists in behavioural development. We are already working with our partner employers and training providers on how to best deliver the behaviours in the apprenticeship standards – working together to not only master the behaviours written in the standard, but in a way that aligns with your business values and needs.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU…

All apprenticeship standards will now include behaviours, as well as knowledge and skills. If you have been tasked with planning your approach to delivering the required behavioural elements then we can help. As an award winning supplier to the apprenticeship sector, we can support you to review your early talent behavioural development strategy ready to implement with the levy in 2017. 

Contact us for more information

Download our summary of the apprenticeship levy

APPRENTICESHIP LEVY SUMMARY DOWNLOAD

We have compiled two short documents of our key findings to date: 

  • Apprenticeship levy summary 
  • Institute of Apprenticeships summary

To download these two summaries, please complete the form on the right.

Key updates

There is a lot of information available about the apprenticeship levy. As experts in the provision of apprenticeship behavioural skills development, The Trust follow all updates closely.

March 2017: The Outward Bound Trust have successfully entered the Skills Funding Agency’s (SFA) register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP). The register lists organisations that are approved to deliver apprenticeship training for employers using the apprenticeship service. Funds from the levy can only be spent on approved suppliers like The Trust.

February 2017: The Skills Funding Agency release the apprenticeship funding: rules and guidance for employers document

January 2017: The Institute for Apprenticeships share their paper for driving the quality of apprenticeships in England. You can download our summary by completing the form on the right.

October 2016: The government confirmed the final funding policy for England. You will find Justine Greening's ministerial statement here.

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