As a nationally recognised qualification, the Revenues and Welfare Benefits Practitioner Apprenticeship can be funded through your levy account.
This standard is placed in funding band 10, or £7,000 per learner. (This standard also qualifies for incentive payments of £1,000 for learners under 18 or meeting certain vulnerability criteria).
NOTE: If you pay levy contributions, your funds will begin to expire after 24 months (April 2019). To avoid losing your balance, you must register apprentices before this deadline.
Training is delivered over 12 to 18 months, through escalla’s specialist apprenticeship training service. Apprentices enjoy a blend of classroom sessions and online resources, as well as ongoing individual support from their trainer-assessor.
Training locations will vary, depending on the cohort you belong to – usually a central location to your region – but we’ll agree this with you as part of your sign-up process.
We are currently working with local authorities to form regional apprenticeship cohorts. These cohorts are formed of 10 or more learners. If you have fewer than 10 apprentices, we will group them with apprentices from other local authorities in your area.
To sign up to this apprenticeship, please get in touch so we can discuss your requirements and find a cohort near you.
Designed from the ground up, this apprenticeship standard has been created to meet the specific challenges facing today’s revenues and benefits departments.
The successful revenues and benefits trailblazer was formed by a group of local authorities, software providers and advice agencies, working together to design a new apprenticeship standard for the industry.
As a result, this Revenues and Welfare Benefits Practitioner Apprenticeship is able to produce relevant, well-trained and motivated staff, with the specific skills to succeed in the industry and take their teams forward.
The apprenticeship levy is the new system of compulsory apprenticeship contributions.
It only applies to businesses with a payroll above £3m per year. If you qualify, 0.5% of your wage bill value (minus £15,000) will be charged to an apprenticeship training account. These funds can then be used to train new or existing staff on apprenticeships from approved providers.
After 24 months your paid-in funding will expire (April 2019), so any unspent levy funds in an apprenticeship account will be lost.
Local authorities can spend their levy funds on apprenticeship training, assessment and certification. Apprenticeships can be funded at the same level or lower than the trainee’s highest qualification – if the individual will gain ‘substantive’ new skills through the apprenticeship.