One of the biggest events in the FE world is the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, which is being introduced in April 2017. All employers with a payroll in excess of £3m will have to make a contribution of 0.5% of payroll to pay for apprenticeship training.

Many employers are not yet ready for this and are ill prepared to take advantage of the opportunity it presents.

Surprisingly, the vast majority of training providers are also not ready to present an offer to those employers. There is a huge shift required from the past – spending a funding contract – to marketing, preparing the right offer, pricing, contract negotiations and delivery of bespoke employer requirements which is what will be required. This fundamental shift is not and has not been addressed by training providers and many lack the commercial experience to make this shift.

There is a massive amount of work to be done in a short amount of time. Whether you are an employer – levy payer or not – or a training provider, the Leadership Team can help you prepare for the Levy and ensure that you get it right.

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