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 through contracted training providers and direct employer contracts.
If you don’t currently have any apprenticeship programmes, this is your opportunity to discover how work-based learning can drive your organisation forward in terms of performance and productivity. Read all about our Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeship programmes.
Flexible Workforce Development Fund
In addition to apprenticeship support, the Scottish Government’s Flexible Workforce Development Fund is available to all levy paying employers in Scotland across the private, public and third sectors to up-skill and re-skill an exisiting workforce.
Eligible employers can access the fund, which is administered by the Scottish Funding Council on behalf of Scottish Government, by getting in touch with their local college. Further information is also in our FAQs below.
Tools and resources
Read more about the apprenticeship levy and its background on the Scottish Government website. They have also published a Seven things you need to know about apprenticeships guide featuring the levy. You can also view our levy FAQs.
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 or fill out our support request form.