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England Costs and Funding 

The JTL financial support package to employers is agreed on an annual basis. The current financial support package will be available until 31st July 2020 at which time it will be reviewed.

ESFA Funding Process Guidance 

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have confirmed a new funding process for small and medium businesses. Employers taking on new apprentices in 2020 will now be required to access government funding for apprenticeships using the gov.uk portal, The Apprenticeship Service (TAS).

We have created step by step guidance to make this process as simple as possible, please watch our video and download the PDF just below. 

ESFA Funding process guidance PDF

Click here to watch the short step by step video

Funding often depends on two factors, the size of your business and the age of the apprentice you would like to recruit. Please see the tables below to get an indication of what you could be expected to contribute. 


Small Employer 0-49 Employees 

Is your apprentice 16-18 years old? 

Yes - No Contribution required as fully funded through ESFA

No - You will be required to contribute 5% of the total cost for the apprenticeship, price is often determined based on a prospective apprentices level of Recognised Prior Learning if applicable. 

Medium - Large Employer Non-Levy, 50  Employees or more
Is your apprentice 16-18 years old? 

Yes - You will be required to contribute 5% of the total cost for the apprenticeship, price is often determined based on a prospective apprentices level of Recognised Prior Learning if applicable. 

No - You will be required to contribute 5% of the total cost for the apprenticeship, price is often determined based on a prospective apprentices level of Recognised Prior Learning if applicable. 

Levy Employer with a paybill over £3million 

From May 2017, new Government rules were introduced regarding the funding of apprenticeships. 

You can find out more information about the Levy by visiting www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work

Alternatively Click here to see a selection of our most frequent FAQ’s. 

Useful Documents 

 

To learn more about what you could be entitled to, read our latest funding policy by clicking here ,visit the government website for the latest updates or fill out our contact form below. 



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