funding

Acacia Training & Development Ltd has access to funding to deliver training in England across the Southwest region and beyond. Our large funding contracts allow us to offer a wide range of Apprenticeship and QCF qualification programmes either fully or partly supported by government funding.

We also offer individual QCF units as well as tailored employability courses to unemployed job seekers across the region.

Our Apprenticeship programmes are completely free of charge to learners under 19 years of age. Our Work Based Learning funding offers free training to cover the first full level 2 qualification (subject to eligibility) for those aged under 24 years.

We offer Maths and English training which is fully funded to bring learners up to a level 2 in their chosen subject. Funding is provided subject to eligibility.

For small to medium employers, there are also grants available to encourage you to employ young apprentices. We can guide you, the employer, through the choice of schemes that are available and help you to access the grant funding that best suits your individual circumstances.

 

To find out more about the system to inform the decision making process offering Skill Funding Agency (SFA) subcontracts agreements and relevant fees charged to the subcontractor for the role played by Acacia Training & Development Ltd, please click here to download.

 

Governments’ £1500 Apprenticeship Grant Scheme

As a result of the success of the government’s Apprenticeship grants to employer’s scheme, Acacia Training and Development is continuing to support the offer of an incentive to help employers with the wage costs of a new Apprentice. We have helped dozens of employers to access this grant facility. To be an eligible employer you must:

  • have had no apprentices starting within the last 12 months,
  • be a small business with fewer than 50 employees,
  • hire an apprentice between 16 and 24 years of age who is enrolled with an apprenticeship programme with an approved provider.

You will receive your incentive payment once your apprentice has completed at least 13 weeks of the programme.
Employers can be paid a maximum of 10 grants during the lifetime of the initiative.

Apprenticeships can be of a varying length but there is an expectation of a minimum of a year’s length of the programme. More information can be found at this link or contact your local Acacia centre for more information.

The National Apprenticeship Service has published a Funding Guide for Employers to support discussions with employees aged 24 + working towards Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships.

The Guide highlights the benefits to businesses of employees working towards Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships and the different funding options available, including 24+ Advanced Learning Loans. www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advancedlearningloans