What is the apprenticeship levy?

The apprenticeship levy is a new scheme that has been introduced by the government to change the way apprenticeships are funded from April 2017.

How does the apprenticeship levy affect me?

If your organisation has a payroll of over £3 million you will have to make a contribution towards your apprenticeships of 0.5% of your annual payroll.

The government will contribute £15,000.00 towards your allowance every tax year, which will be deducted from the amount you would have to contribute.


Payroll: £5,000,000.00

£5,000,000.00 X 0.5% = £25,000.00

£25,000.00 – £15,000.00 (the government allowance) = £10,000.00

So £10,000.00 will be your annual levy payment.

Use our calculator to work out how much you will need to contribute:

Who can do an apprenticeship?

Any manager in your organisation no matter their age can do an apprenticeship as long as they do not have an existing qualification at the same level or higher in the same topic as the apprenticeship.

Dual track training
Cherith Simmons are committed to making the process as simple as possible and to helping you make the most from the apprenticeship levy.

We have designed our programmes so managers who do not qualify for the apprenticeship levy can also complete the programme – all you have to do is pay for is their accreditation!

We are currently offering the following management apprenticeship programmes:
ILM Level 3 Trailblazer in Management

ILM Level 5 Trailblazer in Management

Our dedicated team will organise everything for you including a FREE learning management system tailored to your organisation and we will allocate a dedicated client services manager to run the administration of your programme

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