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How Much Does An Electrical Apprenticeship Cost

Apprenticeships are a low-cost way to attract new talent while simultaneously recognising and improving existing personnel.

How much does an electrical apprenticeship cost?

Apprenticeships provided in England are funded by the government-owned Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). As a consequence, as an employer, you must spend comparatively little on training. Funding is allocated differently in Wales.

In England, funding is often decided by two factors: the size of your company and the age of the apprentice you want to engage. Please check the tables below to get a sense of what you could be expected to provide.

Small Employer with 0–49 Employees

Is the age of your apprentice between 16 and 18?

Yes, there is no requirement for payment since the ESFA fully funds the programme.

No, you will be required to pay 5% of the total cost of the apprenticeship; the price is often determined depending on a prospective apprentice’s degree of Recognised Prior Learning, if applicable.

Medium – Large Non-Levy Employer with 50 or More Employees

Is the age of your apprentice between 16 and 18?

Yes, you must contribute 5% of the total cost of the apprenticeship. The cost is often determined by a prospective apprentice’s level of Recognised Prior Learning, if available.

No, you will be required to pay 5% of the total cost of the apprenticeship; the price is often determined depending on a prospective apprentice’s degree of Recognised Prior Learning, if applicable.

The UK government will provide a £1,000 subsidy if you engage an apprentice aged 16-18 or 19+ with additional learning needs in England.

Updated on December 23, 2021

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