Apprenticeships UK Additional payments & incentives

Additional payments & incentives

Apprenticeships UK: Additional payments & incentives

Incentives, additional payments & grants for employers

Employers additional payments for apprenticeships UK:

Employer apprentice incentive payments change regularly. This page contains current information on national payments administered via the ESFA. However, employers may be able to obtain further financial support through local schemes.

Apprenticeships UK: Additional payments, and incentives for employers

Additional payments

This page covers apprenticeships UK additional payments. The main payments made to employers are known as Additional Payments. These are a payment of £1,000 made in 2 x £500 payments at the 3 months and 365-day milestones of the apprenticeship.

To be eligible, the apprentice must be 16, 17, or 18 at the date of enrolment (this may be after their employment start date) or aged between 19 and 24 years old and have either an Education, Health, and Care (EHC) plan provided by their local authority or has been in the care of their local authority.

How do I claim the additional payment?

Payment eligibility is calculated automatically by the ESFA and paid to NowSkills to be forwarded to the employer. Whilst the eligibility for the payment is made at 3 months and 365 days, it can take longer for the ESFA payment to reconcile and transfer the payment to the training provider and employers should anticipate a reasonable delay. 

If you are expecting a payment to be made to you, please contact us for the latest information.


COVID-19 related payments, A Plan for Jobs, employer incentives

These schemes have now closed. It was the responsibility of employers to make eligible claims at the time using the Digital Apprenticeship Service and declare that your apprentice is a new employee and, is eligible in accordance with the funding rules. The deadline for claiming was 30th November 2021.

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We’re here to support you

At NowSkills, we’re here to support employers. Please contact our Employer Engagement Team using one of the following methods:

Phone: 0345 556 4170 or complete our contact form here.