Apprenticeships

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Apprenticeships provide an incredible opportunity for UK businesses to develop their people, with government funding available whether you pay the Apprenticeship Levy or not. Professional Academy can assist in all aspects of the scheme, from accessing funding to delivering training and providing ongoing support.

Both existing employees and new hires of any age can be enrolled in an apprenticeship. As with all our training, we provide the flexibility to minimise disruption to your employee’s working responsibilities while delivering high-quality tuition and outstanding student participant support.

If you would like to talk to one of our business development team about the apprenticeship programmes available and how the schemes will work whilst we are getting the website up to speed please do contact us via develop@professionalacademy.com or drop us a call on 01223 365 505 and one of our team would be happy to have chat at any time.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship’s are government funded training programmes for new or existing employees in a company. 

Many people think that an apprenticeship is just for 18 to 21 year olds but that’s not the case, apprenticeships are for anyone of any age who want to progress their career and gain more experience.  

Why choose an Apprenticeship for your Business?

Apprenticeships provide an incredible opportunity for UK businesses to develop their people, with government funding available whether you pay the Apprenticeship Levy or not. Professional Academy can assist in all aspects of the scheme, from accessing funding to delivering training and providing ongoing support. 

What are the Delivery Options for Apprenticeships?

Professional Academy’s Apprenticeships will be delivered via blended learning which will include study materials, group and individual training sessions, eLearning and virtual workshops. Employees will also have regular visits from tutors to check that everything is on track. 

How much will it Cost?

The rates vary and are made up of 15 funding bands from £1,500 to £27,000. Apprentices from levy-paying organisations can access 100% funding, or can top up if their levy is insufficient. Non-levy payers can access up to 90% funding, contributing the final 10% themselves. Each apprenticeship standard will include banding information. You can find the apprenticeship standards here or contact one of the Professional Academy Team on 01223 365505.

What are the Benefits?

There are many benefits of having apprentices in your business, such as improved staff retention, and increased sales due to better trained staff.

Choosing an Apprenticeship?

We offer Management & Leadership Apprenticeships, Hospitality Management Apprenticeships, Retail Management Apprenticeships, Marketing Apprenticeships, Digital Marketing Apprenticeships, Business Administration Apprenticeships and Sales Apprenticeships. It all depends on what type of apprenticeship your business would like to start. 

Why Professional Academy?

Professional Academy have a long history of delivery in Professional Accredited Qualifications and training for businesses of varying sizes placing them in a unique position amongst apprenticeship providers. We offer Management & Leadership Apprenticeships, Hospitality Management Apprenticeships, Retail Management Apprenticeships, Marketing Apprenticeships, Digital Marketing Apprenticeships, Business Administration Apprenticeships and Sales Apprenticeships.

What is the Process?

If you know what employees, you want to put on an apprenticeship all you need to do is get in contact with us on 01223 36550 to talk further on what apprenticeship you want your employees to do and when you want them to start. 

What are the Payment options?

There is one payment option, Levy payment is directly to HMRC through PAYE. Levy payers will automatically pay into their Apprenticeship account, which will be topped up by 10% by government contributions. Payment is made directly to training providers on a monthly basis (based on evidence of progress). Non-levy-payers apply for apprenticeship funding and, on approval, agree with the training provider how their contribution (10%) will be made. In both cases, provision for the end-point-assessment is agreed at the start of the training. 

What is the end-point assessment?

Progress through every Apprenticeship is measured as an on-going process. The end-point-assessments vary from submission of a portfolio of evidence to a dissertation, workplace assessment or online exam. The training provider must be different to the end-point-assessor. This will be agreed at the start of the Apprenticeship process.

How long will the apprenticeship take?

Each apprenticeship has different requirements regarding completion, from 12 months for some, to 4 years for a degree level apprenticeship.