From 6th April 2017, all UK employers with annual salary bills of more than £3 million will pay an apprenticeship levy. Read more about the apprenticeship levy and its background on the Scottish Government website. You can also view our levy FAQs.
If you're an employer in Scotland, you don't have to wait for the levy to be collected to get involved with apprenticeships. Read all about our Foundation, Modern and Graduate Level Apprenticeship programmes. Apprenticeship funding will continue to be administered by Skills Development Scotland through contracted training providers and direct employer contracts.
I already have apprenticeship programmes
Do you have an annual wage bill of £3 million or more? You'll need to calculate the amount you'll have to pay for the levy and assess how this fits against the budget you've already allocated to apprenticeships. You'll find further details on the Gov.uk website.
I don’t have any apprenticeship programmes
If you don’t currently have any apprenticeship programmes in your organisation, this is your opportunity to discover how work-based learning can drive your organisation forward in terms of performance and productivity.
Get in touch
We can help you determine the impact of the levy and maximise apprenticeship opportunities for your organisation. For free support contact our employer helpline on 0800 783 6000 or fill out our support request form.