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Successfully manage your Apprenticeship Levy

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The way Apprenticeships are funded is changing. From April 2017, any employer with a staff payroll bill of over £3 million per year will be affected by the Apprenticeship Levy.

The Levy will support learning and development across your business to upskill existing staff or recruit fresh talent.

Although the benefits will be seen across the business, it does mean there are additional administrative requirements; including registering apprentices and keeping their data up to date. This can be managed through our service, cutting down on administrative time for your business.

To realise the benefits you will need to:


the levy and how it works; including N.I. breaks and non-English employees.


for an effective utilisation; forecasting cumulative allocation and spend.


your balance and agree policies for budget control.


the flow of funding from your Digital Account to your training provider(s).

Why partner with Kaplan to manage your Apprenticeship programme?

As an industry leading training provider of Apprenticeships we’re skilled in managing funded learning and have invested in the technology required for successful delivery.

We can provide levy paying employers with a full management service where you can utilise our experience and special training partnerships with minimum impact on your business.

  • We make sure you get most from your Levy and maximise the benefits.
  • We manage administration and ensure compliance with funding rules and guidance.
  • We can provide recruitment and assessment services.
  • Access our expert network and manage just one provider.
  • We’ll guide your apprentices to success and arrange their End Point Assessment.

Fully managed programmes

Along with our trusted providers we can deliver programmes across the following fields of business:

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Financial Services

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Accountancy and Tax

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Business, Leadership, HR, Legal, Digital and IT

Making your apprenticeship programme a success

We are one of the largest apprenticeship providers to the financial and accountancy industries. Through our experience we know that successful programmes are achieved through effective partnerships and collaboration.

We work with both apprentices and managers to get the best out of their learning. We ensure the apprentices’ knowledge and skills are adding value and translating to the office floor. To support this, we ask that managers understand the commitments of the course and provide opportunities for apprentices to utilise their training.

It was clear to us that Kaplan was the ideal partner for us in our staff development venture. They are a highly reputable provider in the financial industry and the results from their students speak for themselves.

Ian Donaldson
MD Autonet

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