How does the Employer benefit?

There are many benefits to you as an employer; the main one is that you will develop competent, motivated and committed employees. This in turn can only improve the levels of customer service delivered by your employees to your customers. What have you got to lose?

What is an Apprentceship?

An Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme, which lets your employee learn and earn in a real job, to achieve a Nationally recognised qualification. The Apprentice will learn practical skills and the underpinning knowledge to go with those skills. An Apprentice will also develops an understanding of the law, which applies to employers and employees. 

What is 20% dedicated learning time?

The 20% dedicated learning time is a funding requirement, where Apprentices are required to spend 20% of their working time completing training/learning that is not related to their work role.

Who is eligible?

To receive full Government funding for an employee to work towards an Apprenticeship, the employee must:

  • spend more than 50% of their working time in England

  • have been living in the UK or EEA for the past 3 years

  • have an NI number

  • not be enrolled on another funded qualification

Who is eligible to work towards an Apprenticeship?

Anyone within the workforce, of any age, is eligible to work towards gaining an Apprenticeship.

The main priority is ensuring that the job role, that they are in, allows them to achieve the qualification.

A member of our team will check eligibility once an Apprentice has agreed to undertake an Apprenticeship.

What are the employer reponsibilities?

You will have to ensure that all legal requirements in terms of Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and working hours are met.

Be available for feedback sessions after assessments and be available for at least 30 minutes to complete a review every 12 weeks.

The Apprentice is required to complete 20% off the job training, during work hours. Please contact us for more information.

How much will it cost and who pays the charges?

If the Government criteria is met, they will fund the majority of the training cost for Non-Levy Employers, however it is Government policy that employers must contribute 5% of the qualification cost.

Please contact us for further information.


For Apprenticeship Levy employers, please select  Apprenticeship Levy at the top of the page for further information.

How long will it take?

A fully funded Apprenticeship, has a requirement of a minimum of 12 months on programme learning and at least 2 months is required for an End Point Assessment, this is to be competed after the on programme learning.


An Apprentice is required to commit to the minimum duration  in order to achieve the Apprenticeship:

  • The duration of Intermediate Apprenticeships are typically 12-15 months

  • The duration of Advanced Apprenticeships are typically     15-20 months

  • The duration of Higher Apprenticeships are typically 18-24 months

How often does the Apprentice Tutor visit

The Tutor will visit the Apprentice once a month, either face to face or via remote software. Assessments will last for 2 hours. You will need to sign an agreement to say that you agree that the Apprentice can be released from their duties during these assessments.

If your Apprentice requires additional support, there is the potential of 2 additional visits monthly, to support them with this by a qualified teacher.

There is also an option for sessions to be conducted via Video Calling software.



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Telephone 01702 714 519 



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