The Apprenticeship Levy
All UK employers with annual salary bills of more than £3 million now pay an apprenticeship levy.
If you're an employer in Scotland who already has apprenticeship programmes in your organisation, apprenticeship funding will continue to be administered by Skills Development Scotland. This will be done through contracted learning providers and direct employer contracts.
If you do not have any apprenticeship programmes yet, read about our Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeship programmes. You'll find out how work-based learning can help your organisation's performance and productivity.
Flexible Workforce Development Fund
Due to extremely high levels of demand, the part of the Flexible Workforce Development Fund handled by Skills Development Scotland for employers who want to use a private learning provider has now closed.
Employers can still access the fund through their local college or the Open University in Scotland. For more information on this route, check out Scottish Funding Council - Flexible Workforce Development Fund Guidance. You can also find your local delivery college.
Tools and resources
The Scottish Government has published a Seven things you need to know about apprenticeships guide featuring the levy. You can also view our levy FAQs below.
For information on paying the levy read HMRC's published guidance.
To understand the difference in apprenticeship policy across the four home nations you can view the SQA’s interactive table.
Get in touch
We can help you maximise apprenticeship opportunities for your organisation. For free support contact our employer helpline on 0800 783 6000.