Apprenticeship Funding

There are plenty of ways to fund training for your staff, or accessing funding for a new Apprentice you are recruiting.
Funding is based on individual circumstances, and is constantly changing which can be a source of frustration for many employers, but don’t worry – we’re here to help! 
Our Workforce Development team are on hand to guide you through what funding is available to you, and help you use your Apprenticeship Levy if you have one.
In most cases your employees can study for qualifications at no cost to you!
Ready for a no obligation chat? Contact us on 01744 742333 or email

What funding is available?

The Government will support you to fund an Apprenticeship with funding to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment as an incentive payment for other costs.

The amount you get depends on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not. You pay the levy if you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year.

Our team are here to take care of everything for you, and make the whole process of recruiting or training an Apprentice simple and cost effective; so contact us on 01744 742333 or email!

If you do not pay the levy

You will pay 5% towards the cost of training and assessing your Apprentice.

The government will pay the rest (95%) up to the funding band maximum, directly to the training provider.

You could be eligible for extra funding depending on both your and your Apprentice’s circumstances.

If you pay the levy

You’ll receive funds to spend on training and assessing your Apprentices. The government will add 10%.

Why choose St Helens Chamber?


We are a not-for-profit membership organisation, with a long history of working for businesses in St Helens, assisting you to grow and succeed in your aspirations.

We have recently won an “excellence in Apprenticeship delivery” award from City and Guilds for our Apprentice’s achievements in their assessments.

Apprentices also have access to a value added package of training and seminars free of charge and will develop skills directly relating to their roles as each course is tailored to your needs.

For more information on funding your training, contact us on 01744 742333 or email

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