What support is available?
Training organisations will claim Apprenticeship funding, on behalf of employers, for the training they provide to apprentices. (Some very large employers choose to have their own contract with us for funding.)
The amount of funding for an Apprenticeship depends on the job role and the age of the apprentice. The table below summarises the amount of funding available for different age groups.
|Age of apprentice
||Proportion of funding available for training
|16 to 18
||100% of course fees
|19 to 23
|Up to 50% of course fees
|24 or over
||A contribution to the cost of the training if the
apprentice is aged 24 or older.
Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds
- have up to 1,000 employees;
- haven’t started an apprentice in the past 12 months; and
- want to take on an apprentice (or apprentices) aged 16 to 24;
may be able to get a grant of £1,500 per apprentice from the National Apprenticeship Service. The grant has been developed to support business growth by offering young people employment through Apprenticeships.
For more information, see the AGE-employer-fact-sheet-v16.
Last Updated: 19/03/2014