Nicola Lowther

100% investment from ESFA for 16-21 year old


We have a apprentice that is 21 years old due to start in May. Their employer is not a levy paying employer therefore the ESFA will fund 100% of the cost of the apprenticeship.

How do we arrange the funding?

Does the employer set up a cohort in The Apprenticeship service as normal without a levy transfer agreement?

Will this then automatically come through each months payment?

Do I need to enter anything different into the ILR?


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Ruth Canham-James

As I understand it, yes, it will just happen automatically. Keep an eye on your next apps monthly payment report, and query with the AS if it looks like it's not being 100% ESFA funded.