There are two types of employers who will be required to contribute towards the cost of their apprenticeship
training outside the levy system:
These employers will be required to co-invest a 5% proportion of funding towards the cost of their apprenticeship training. The government will contribute a 95% proportion of funding to cover the majority of the costs of apprenticeships training.
By 2020, all employers will be able to use the digital apprenticeship service to pay for training and assessment for apprenticeships. Until then, non-levy paying employers will continue to negotiate and agree their apprenticeship programme with their chosen training provider
95% of non-levy paying employers’ apprenticeship training and assessment costs in England will be paid for by
the Government. The Government will ask these employers to make a 5% contribution to the cost, paid
directly to the provider, and the Government covers the rest. This cost will be spread over the lifetime of the
The Government is offering additional support to organisations with fewer than 50 employees by paying 100%
of training and assessment costs for their apprentices aged 16 to 18 and for those aged 19 to 24 formerly in care
or with a local authority education, health and care plan.