APPRENTICESHIPS

The government set an ambitious target of 3 million new apprentices by 2021. To achieve this, apprenticeships had to evolve to become more occupationally led, rather than a simple tick box exercise, focusing too heavily on completing a qualification, rather than creating and developing a competent and valued member of staff.

To achieve this, new apprenticeship ‘Standards’ were born, allowing training providers to create bespoke pathways, unique to every employer. Furthermore, EPA (End Point Assessments) were introduced, to help improve the quality of training and assessment of apprenticeships.

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WHAT IS THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY?

  • The Apprenticeship Levy is a compulsory ‘tax’ which aims to fund the development and delivery of three million new apprenticeships by 2020.

  • All employers in the UK with a wage bill of more than £3 million must pay 0.5% of their payroll into a central levy ‘pot’, which can then be used to fund apprenticeships. Employers have an allowance of £15,000 per year to offset against their levy payment.

  • The levy is paid monthly on a rolling basis to HMRC and will be collected through the PAYE system alongside income tax and National Insurance.

  • Employers can access their levy contribution in an online digital account, which can be used to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment.

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FUNDING FOR NON-LEVY PAYING EMPLOYERS

  • SMEs with a wage bill under £3 million (non-levy employers) contribute 5% of the apprenticeship cost, the government will pay the remaining 95%. This also applies to levy-paying employers who have exhausted their funds.

  • SMEs with a wage bill under £3 million (non-levy employers) contribute 5% of the apprenticeship cost, the government will pay the remaining 95%. This also applies to levy-paying employers who have exhausted their funds.

  • Maths and English training for apprentices are fully funded.

  • Employers are not required to pay National Insurance Contributions for apprentices under the age of 25 on earnings below the higher tax rate of £827 a week (£43,000 a year).

 

COURSE'S WE OFFER

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR LEVEL 3

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.
The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal or external customers. With a focus on adding value, the role of business administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through the support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested. The flexibility and responsiveness required to allow the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills.
The business administrator is expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity – showing a positive attitude. The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills. The business administrator is also expected to show initiative, managing priorities and own time, problem-solving skills, decision-making and the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others.

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TEAM LEADER LEVEL 3

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A team leader/supervisor is a first-line management role, with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role.
Key responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing and developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships internally and externally.

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EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR LEVEL 3

Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings including full daycare, children’s centres, preschools, reception classes and as childminders. They may either be working on their own or supervising others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

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OPERATION OR DEPARTMENTAL MANAGER LEVEL 5

An Operations or departmental manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects, and achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives, as part of the delivery of the organisations strategy. They are accountable to a more senior manager or business owner. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities and job titles will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same. Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring. Roles may include: Operations manager, Regional manager, Divisional manager, Department manager and Specialist managers.

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LEADER IN ADULT CARE 5

The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. They may be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.

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FURTHER INFORMATION

CT Training offers an end to end levy management service for everything you need to effectively manage your apprenticeship levy.

If you are a levy paying employer and need advice and support, please contact our specialist team on james@cellartapesuk.com