Kent secures funding to provide apprenticeships to non-levy paying employers


The University of Kent has been successful in securing funding to deliver apprenticeships to non-levy paying employers – those with an annual pay bill of less than £3m. The funding has been allocated by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and is a result of recent changes to the apprenticeships system to increase the number of apprenticeships available.

This is particularly good news for non-levy paying employers, typically SMEs, who can access Kent’s high-quality degree apprenticeship provision, whilst having 90-100% of their training costs covered through government co-investment.

“We are pleased that Kent’s proven track record in apprenticeship delivery, as well as the quality and value for money our service represents to smaller employers, has been recognised through this funding award. This funding will enable us to maintain the relationships we have developed with SMEs across England whilst continuing to forge new partnerships with smaller employers” – Scott Wildman, Director, Centre for Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

SMEs interested in higher and degree apprenticeship provision and those wishing to know what funding is available are encouraged to contact Kent’s Centre for Higher and Degree Apprenticeships for more advice on levels of funding they are eligible to receive and the type of training available.

For more information on funding for non-levy payers please email or visit the government’s apprenticeship pages