Medway and Swale HCP - Apprenticeship Levy now encouraging Charity Applications, Summer 2023

Medway and Swale Health and Care Partnership (HCP) have agreed to prioritise the available apprenticeship levy for VCSE organisations to access.

What is the Apprenticeship Levy?
Designed to put apprenticeship funding in the hands of employers, encouraging them to invest in and create apprenticeships, the levy is there to fund training.

Non- levy employers are recognised as small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who don’t pay the apprenticeship levy and have an annual payroll bill of less than £3 Million.

An employer who doesn’t pay the apprenticeship levy would pay just 5% towards the cost of apprenticeship training:

The UK Government then pays the other 95% up to the maximum funding band cost per apprenticeship standard.

The organisers do advise the apprenticeship levy would only cover the cost of apprenticeship training and at least one attempt at End Point Assessment; it does not pay salary costs.

Medway and Swale HCP have produced a guide offering information about what apprenticeships are available, the standards, cost, and likely duration of the course. The guide also shows:
  • How to create an account with the national apprenticeship service
  • How to find opportunities and apply for an apprenticeship using an NHS Trust’s levy funds where available, and
  • Considerations that interested groups should make when employing an apprentice.
Any applicants or interested parties wanting additional information or support can email the apprenticeship lead at Medway NHS Foundation Trust at