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  • Transferring your Apprenticeship Levy to other employers

    by Lewis Charlesworth | Feb 19, 2019

    On March 5th, 1-2pm, this webinar explains what the levy transfer is, how it affects you, and how you can implement it.

    In April last year, the Education Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA)  introduced enhancements to the Digital Apprenticeship Account System. This means that Levy paying employers are now able to transfer some of their levy pot to other employers (to be spent on Apprenticeship standard training in England).

    There is a large amount of money sitting in unspent levy accounts, so businesses are able to move money from the under spent Levy world to the under resourced non-levy world.

    The webinar will cover:

    • What the scheme is and what it allows

    • How it works in practice including concerns over administration

    • The benefits for donors and recipients

    • How Kaplan can help.

  • Transferring your Apprenticeship Levy to other employers

    by Lewis Charlesworth | Feb 19, 2019

    On March 5th, 1-2pm, this webinar explains what the levy transfer is, how it affects you, and how you can implement it.

    In April last year, the Education Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA)  introduced enhancements to the Digital Apprenticeship Account System. This means that Levy paying employers are now able to transfer some of their levy pot to other employers (to be spent on Apprenticeship standard training in England).

    There is a large amount of money sitting in unspent levy accounts, so businesses are able to move money from the under spent Levy world to the under resourced non-levy world.

    The webinar will cover:

    • What the scheme is and what it allows

    • How it works in practice including concerns over administration

    • The benefits for donors and recipients

    • How Kaplan can help.

  • Transferring your Apprenticeship Levy to other employers

    by Lewis Charlesworth | Feb 19, 2019

    On March 5th, 1-2pm, this webinar explains what the levy transfer is, how it affects you, and how you can implement it.

    In April last year, the Education Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA)  introduced enhancements to the Digital Apprenticeship Account System. This means that Levy paying employers are now able to transfer some of their levy pot to other employers (to be spent on Apprenticeship standard training in England).

    There is a large amount of money sitting in unspent levy accounts, so businesses are able to move money from the under spent Levy world to the under resourced non-levy world.

    The webinar will cover:

    • What the scheme is and what it allows

    • How it works in practice including concerns over administration

    • The benefits for donors and recipients

    • How Kaplan can help.

  • Transferring your Apprenticeship Levy to other employers

    by Lewis Charlesworth | Feb 19, 2019

    On March 5th, 1-2pm, this webinar explains what the levy transfer is, how it affects you, and how you can implement it.

    In April last year, the Education Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA)  introduced enhancements to the Digital Apprenticeship Account System. This means that Levy paying employers are now able to transfer some of their levy pot to other employers (to be spent on Apprenticeship standard training in England).

    There is a large amount of money sitting in unspent levy accounts, so businesses are able to move money from the under spent Levy world to the under resourced non-levy world.

    The webinar will cover:

    • What the scheme is and what it allows

    • How it works in practice including concerns over administration

    • The benefits for donors and recipients

    • How Kaplan can help.

  • Study tips from the world number 1

    by Lewis Charlesworth | Jan 30, 2019

    Studying for your CIMA qualification - or any for that matter - can be a daunting task. 


    With such a heavy workload, and so many study methods to choose from, it can be tricky to know where to start. 

    This is why we consulted our best in the world CIMA student, for her own personal study tips.

    We all have our own particular ways of studying, but given her recent success we thought it wouldn't hurt to see how she went above and beyond.
  • Best in the world - for CIMA case study

    by Lewis Charlesworth | Jan 25, 2019

    Meet Jade and Rachel….

    Both came 1st in the world for their CIMA case studies.

    It's a great achievement, so we wanted to hear more about their story. What happened when they found out, and what's next? 

    Rachel’s tutor, Davina Roberts, comments:

    To be ranked in one of the top five positions for a case study is incredibly impressive. This accolade will standout on Rachel's CV, throughout her career, highlighting her ability to triumph under stress and to communicate effectively 

    Enter the world of business accounting

    CIMA Certificate is the entry level qualification into business accounting. No prior knowledge or qualifications are needed.

    If you have an accountancy or finance degree, or are AAT qualified, you may be eligible to start studying CIMA at the Professional qualification. It's the largest professional body of management accountants and ideal for those who want to focus in management accounting.

    Ideal for high achievers like Jade and Rachel, and many great careers can follow those who study it.

    To find out more, visit our CIMA course page. 

  • The Kaplan King: From AAT to CIMA, and fully Chartered

    by Lewis Charlesworth | Nov 28, 2018

    Tom Kelly is 24 years old, a Project Accountant and has fully Chartered status.

    He started out as an AAT apprentice with Kaplan, but the last two years have seen him progress to the CIMA qualification and move on in his career.

    When you tell them you have letters after your name, it definitely opens doors. 

    The Kaplan King

    Sticking with Kaplan throughout his accountancy voyage, Tom discovered that our teaching methods suited his approach to learning.

    The continuity provided a level of comfort and consistency that enabled him to flourish “Kaplan provided excellent training throughout and their teaching styles suited me.”

    The future after AAT

    As an Accounting Technician, there are a range of fulfilling career routes available. You could even be eligible for exemptions from some higher learning units, meaning you can gain higher qualifications sooner than you might think and boost your earning potential.

    Our studies show

    That one third of all AAT students go on to chartered status.  

    Like Tom, you may opt to study as an apprentice, rather than take the university route. With AAT you don’t need any previous experience or qualifications to start, just a willingness to learn!

    This attitude has taken Tom all the way to being CIMA qualified. 

  • Apprenticeships: What we've learned so far and what's in store

    by Lewis Charlesworth | Oct 22, 2018

    2018 has been another year of growth and change with Apprenticeships, with the launch of even more new standards (such as the new L4 Internal Audit Apprenticeship), increasing number of Apprentices going through the End Point Assessment (EPA) and an ongoing review of assessment plans and funding bands.

    It's an exciting time for employers looking to maximise Apprenticeships opportunities, but it can be a confusing sector to fully appreciate what is available and how they can work best for your organisation.

    To help you make sense of where we are now, and what’s to come, please join Kaplan and our panel of experts including ACCA, CICM, AAT, NOCN, CIMA and ICAEW for a breakfast event on Tuesday 4th December at 8:30 am at The Principal, Manchester.

    In this interactive and informative session, we will cover:

    • An overview of the current Apprenticeship landscape and changes due in 2019

    • A briefing of the range of standards available

    • The advantages and disadvantages of converting existing training into Apprenticeship standards including the treatment of graduates and school leavers

    • Using Apprenticeships to aid workforce planning post BREXIT

    • Lessons learned from End Point Assessments carried out so far

    • A discussion on the role Apprenticeships can play in achieving diversity in the sector

    We do hope you can join us. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.