From April 2017, Apprenticeships are changing. We’ve got some quick information on this page to help explain the upcoming reforms.

Levy Paying Employers

  • From 1 April 2017, HMRC will deduct 0.5% of your payroll over £3m in the form of a new tax, or ‘levy’.
  • This levy will be placed in a new ‘digital account’ for you to access.
  • Government will top up your funds with an additional 10%.
  • This is your money for you to spend on Apprenticeship training only.
  • You will also have access to a new Digital Apprenticeship Service where you will find details of all the types of training and the approved providers in your sector/area.
  • Contact Doncaster College now to discuss a levy partnership.

Non-Levy Paying Employers

No Levy – No Worry

  • Government will contribute 90% of the cost of Apprenticeship training providing you pay just 10% in first – ‘co-investment’.
  • You will pay the 10% direct to the training provider but the Government will take care of paying the rest.
  • Less than 50 staff? Take on a 16-18 year old and you will be exempt from paying 10% meaning you make no investment in the cost of Apprenticeship training.
  • You won’t yet have access to the new Digital Apprenticeship Service to find the right training so contact Doncaster College who can help you search.

All Employers

  • You will receive an additional payment of £1000 for every 16-18 year old Apprentice you recruit.
  • Apprenticeships are for both new and existing staff and can be used to upskill your workforce as well as expand it.
  • We want to deliver the training you need – tell us what you want! New standards and frameworks are becoming available all the time.
  • Trained staff at Doncaster College can help you identify your training and skills needs.
  • Doncaster College can help with your Apprenticeship recruitment too. Contact us now for more information.

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