Apprenticeship Additional Payment
Any size businesses are eligible to receive an Apprenticeship Additional Payment.
The government is committed to apprenticeship programs and wish to support young people to get into quality apprenticeships by providing employers an apprenticeship additional payment. They also recognise that employers, who take on young apprentices aged 16-18 years old, must have some additional cost due to supporting young leaner in their workplace. For example, this could be due to apprentices being 16-18 years old; they would require significantly more supervision and pastoral care, hence why employers would receive apprenticeship additional payments.
Employers are eligible to receive an apprenticeship additional payment if:
- The apprentice is aged between 16 and 18 years old (or 15 years of age if the apprentice’s 16th birthday is between the last Friday of June and 31 August)
- Aged between 19 and 24 years old and has either an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan provided by their local authority or has been in the care of their local authority, find out more here.
- The apprentice will be eligible for a payment if they have been in the care of the local authority, find out more here.
When will the payment take place?
The employer will receive their apprenticeship additional payments in two equal installments. The first payment will be received after 90 days of the start of the apprenticeships starting and the second payment will be received 365 days after the apprentice starts. The additional payments are made to the employers’ training provider, who then pass the money on to the employers. The payments will come directly from the government and will not be deducted from an employer’s account.
Also, the employers who have a co-investment waiver will benefit from the apprenticeship additional payments.
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