Non-Levy payer information

The Apprenticeship Levy…

This year, the Government has introduced the Apprenticeship Levy. This means that all employers with a salary bill of more than £3m per year will be paying 0.5% of their salary bill into a fund that they can access to pay for apprenticeships.

Small & Medium Sized Employers…

If your payroll costs are less than £3m per year, you will not be a levy paying employer. Instead, the Government will fund 95% of the cost of an apprenticeship (and in some circumstances 100%) and you will pay the remaining 5% directly to the training provider of your choice.

If we are selected as your training provider, we have to collect this payment, and it is non-refundable. If we do not collect it, we will not be complying with the Government rules. In this event, the 95% subsidy that is provided will not be paid to us and the learner’s programme will end.

*Any Apprentices signed up prior to April 1st 2019 are paid as per the previous Government rate which is 90% and Employer contribution of 10%


To start a learner on programme, we require your representative and a member of our staff to sign a short contract. This contract contains the agreed payment details and some standard terms and conditions. You may wish to take legal advice before you sign the contract if you are unsure about anything. A copy of the contract is available here.

Online payment method

You can also complete the Direct Debit mandate on-line via the following link