Ruskin College Apprenticeships

Ruskin College is launching a series of new apprenticeship standards to support employers with recruitment and training their existing staff. Apprenticeships standards will be delivered flexibility on-site at Ruskin and on employers premises to meet their needs.

Apprenticeship standards will typically be delivered between 12-18 months for Level 2 and between 12-24 months for Level 3. 

Here are just a few facts about Apprenticeships in general:

  • Almost 9 out of 10 apprenticeship employers hoping to achieve business benefits tell us that apprenticeships deliver – including 75% reporting that it has helped their business improve the quality of their product or service.
  • Apprentices increase motivation! 92% of employers taking on apprentices noticed a more motivated workforce.
  •  People like to see that you are supporting apprenticeships. 81% would rather use an organisation that hires apprentices.
  •  Apprentices boost productivity! In fact, 80% of employers saw an increase in productivity in the workplace.

Source

Contact us to find out more

If you require more information or would like to talk to us about the Ruskin Apprenticeships Series, please email us or call us on 01865 759600.


Apprenticeships We Offer

At Ruskin we believe in offering a tailor made apprenticeship programme that delivers real results for your organisation or union. Our programmes are bespoke to you, ensuring you receive a tailor made approach that delivers real results for your specific needs.

Adult Care Worker
Lead Adult Care Worker
Healthcare Support Worker
Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Business Administrator
Customer Service Practitioner

Community Activator Coach (Level 2) - more information to come soon.
 


Funding

There are a variety of funding options to support your apprenticeship programme, with significant Government investment. If you are in scope for the Apprenticeship Levy, ensure you are getting maximum return on investment by meeting with one of our apprenticeship consultants.

Paying the Levy

Levied Employer       

Non-levied Employer

Employer of 250 employees, each with a gross salary of £20,000

Pay bill: £250 x £20,000 = £5,000,000

Levy sum: 0.5% x £5,000,000 = £25,000

Allowance: £25,000 - £15,000 =
£10,000 annual levy payment

Employer of 100 employees, each with a gross salary of £20,000

Pay bill: 100 x £20,000 =
£2,000,000

Level sum: 0.5% x £2,000,000 + £10,000

Allowance: £10,000 - £15,000 =
£0 annual levy payment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Employers pay their levy to HMRC, through the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) process.
  • Single employers with multiple PAYE schemes will only have one allowance.
  • connected companies can share one allowance.

Accessing the levy

  • Levy funds will be available through a new digital service on gov.uk – initially for levied employers.
  • First funds appear in account in late May 2017 after the employer has completed their RTI submission for April 2017.
  • How funds in the account will be calculated
    • How much will each employer will have to spend through the English system?
      • If 100% of pay bill is in England > 100% of levy payment in digital Account
      •  If 80% of pay bill is in England > 80% of levy payment in digital Account
  • 10% government top up to monthly funds entering an employer’s account.
  • Funds will expire 24 months after they appear in the employer’s digital account unless spent on apprenticeship training.

 Spending  the levy

Digital funds and government funding can be used for:

  • Apprenticeship training and assessment against an approved framework or standard.
  • With an approved training provider and assessment organisation
  • Up to the funding band maximum for that apprenticeship.

Contact us to find out more

If you’d like some more information or would like to discuss apprenticeships and developing your team, please email us or call us on 01865 759600.