Prices & Funding

Apprenticeships

Apprentices aged 16-18 are fully funded if you employ less than 50 people. Apprentices aged 19+ are part-funded by government and employers are expected to contribute 5% towards training costs. Exact costs depend on a number of factors, including level of course, exemptions, number of apprentices in the location etc. All prices are open to negotiation up to a particular cap. (see our guide to apprenticeships handbook).

Employer Support

For apprentices aged 16 - 18 there is a payment to you (from the government) of £1,000. From 1 August 2020 to 31st January 2021 the government will now pay you an extra £2,000 for every new apprentice you hire under 25 and £1,500 if they are over 25. Employers of apprentices under the age of 25 do not pay National Insurance Employer Contributions for those apprentices.

Charges for standalone courses

Level 3 (Early Years Educator and Support Teaching & Learning Diplomas)

These qualifications can often be funded as part of an Apprenticeship Standard.

Outside of an apprenticeship, the charge for this course is £125 a month to maximum of £2,250 (18 months). If you finish earlier then your charges will stop. Realistically, the quickest we would expect you to complete in would be 12 months (£1,500).

Level 4s (Early Years and Supporting Teaching & Learning Diplomas)

The charge for these courses is £175 a month to maximum if £2,625 (15 months). If you finish earlier then your charges will stop. Realistically, the quickest we would expect you to complete in would be 12 months (£2,100).

Level 5 Leadership & Management for the Children & Young People's Workforce

The charge for these courses is £175 a month to maximum if £3,500 (20 months). If you finish earlier then your charges will stop. Realistically, the quickest we would expect you to complete in would be 15 months (£2,625).

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