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AutoRaise charity updates – August 2017

The AutoRaise team are working on a challenge to the Department for Education to increase the current funding band allocated to the new L3 Multi-skilled Standard.

Together with training providers and employers, we are appealing to have the band increased from a maximum of £9,000 per apprentice to £15,000.

Whilst this may mean that employers have to pay more for training, it ensures that high quality, robust and fit-for-purpose training provision will be available to train new, much needed Multi-skilled Apprentices for the sector.

Delivery Day – Coming Soon!

Here at AutoRaise, we’re keen to support all those involved in delivering the new Multi-skilled Standard where we can. To do this we are planning a series of ‘Delivery Day’ workshops where key stakeholders such as employers, training providers and our steering group members can get together to:

  • Meet the key AutoRaise team members involved
  • Understand the Standard and Assessment Plan
  • How we’ll help you recruit apprentices
  • Who’s doing what to deliver the Standard
  • How should we keep track of Apprenticeship progress?
  • Tips on what worked from the pilot programme
  • Telling everyone about our successes

Apprenticeship Levy update

The Apprenticeship levy is now four months old and businesses will have been paying into their Levy ‘pot’ (their digital account) via HMRC every month if they have an annual payroll bill of £3m or more each year. They have 24 months to spend money in the account.

Funds in the digital account can pay for apprenticeship training and end point assessment (with an approved provider and assessment organisation, up to its funding band maximum). These funds cannot pay for wages, travel or subsidiary costs, managerial costs, work placements, traineeships, or the costs of setting up an apprenticeship programme.

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