From January 2020, every employer in England will be able to access to all the benefits of the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) apprenticeship service.
Currently, only Levy-paying employers – or those who are in receipt of a transfer of funds – can utilise the full benefits. From January, however, ALL employers– regardless of their size and whether or not they pay into the Levy – can access it. The changes will be welcome news for smaller, non-Levy paying organisations. SMEs will be empowered to engage with apprenticeships and make more informed choices around how apprenticeships can work for them.