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Management Advanced & Higher Level Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way to progress in work and life and a great way for employers to improve the skills base of their businesses. They work for people of all ages and backgrounds and can transform lives. Contact us: / 0333 9398445

Levy & Non-Levy Payers

Levy Payers

The apprenticeship levy will only affect organisations with a pay bill more than £3m. It will be calculated based on the total annual UK pay bill and the % of employees living in England. The vast majority of employers will not be eligible to pay the levy and these employers will continue to benefit from generous government support to pay for apprenticeship training.

Non-Levy Payers

Employers who do not pay the levy, and those who want to invest more in training than they have available in their digital accounts, will benefit from significant government funding to support their commitment to apprenticeships. Non-Levy paying employers will make a financial contribution called ‘co-investment’. This is calculated based on the government investing 95% of the cost of the apprenticeship training and the employer investing 5%.

Levels Of Apprenticeship

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Skills4Stem Delivery Methods

Gamification: Game-based Assessment

Face-2-face trainer led classroom sessions*

Blended online Learning

Interactive Webinar

Coming soon! Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Learning Tools

*We can provide regular face-2-face training sessions in-house, at a location of your choice or at our office(s). Please note: We have trainers available UK-Wide, but travel costs may be applicable.

What Are The Costs?

Choose one or more apprenticeships and call us to get a more detailed estimate of how much you will spend on apprenticeships every month. If you are not a levied employer, you will only have to pay 5% of the cost and the government will pay the rest.


*Please note: if the candidate does not pass the end point assessment the employer will be liable to pay Skills4Stem the outstanding 20% of the fee via invoice.

Wages For Apprentices

Employers are able to decide how much they wish to pay an apprentice as long as it meets the National Minimum Wage for apprentices.

These rates are for the National Minimum Wage from April 2019;

Apprentice – £3.90

Under 18 – £4.35

18 – 20 – £6.15

21 – 24 – £7.70

25+ –  £8.21


What Are End Point Assessments (EPA’s)?

The end-point assessment is separate to any qualifications or other assessment that the apprentice may undertake during training. The apprentice will not be able to achieve the apprenticeship without passing the end-point assessment.

The assessment should include a minimum of two different assessment methods.

End point assessments give assurance that the apprentice possesses the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be fully competent in the occupation.

End point assessments are undertaken by an independent third party who has had not been involved in the training or line management of the apprentice, and who is on the Register of Apprenticeship Assessment Organisations.

Apprenticeships For Existing Staff FAQ’s

Accessing apprenticeship funding and training to support your existing staff is a fantastic way to develop new skills, boost motivation and retention.

How To Recruit A New Apprentice

‘Recruit an apprentice’ has replaced apprenticeship vacancies as the official government service for posting and managing apprenticeship vacancies in England.

This system is a free service and allows training organisations to post vacancies on behalf of employers to be viewed and applied for by candidates using our ‘Find an apprenticeship service’.

The ‘Recruit an apprentice’ system currently only allows training providers and employer providers with a direct contract to post vacancies, however by summer 2017 all employers will be able to post their own vacancies. This means there will be a central place for candidates to search for all apprenticeship vacancies and employers and training providers can benefit from the huge volumes of traffic on the GOV.UK website.

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