I was so worried about the cost of an apprenticeship but it didn't cost me a penny! In fact it worked out better than College. I was paid, went to work and learnt so much on the job.Natalie, SVQ Level 3 Childcare, Little Tots Nursery
Funding for apprenticeships
There's a wide range of funding options available for you. In many cases this will fully cover the cost of your training.
To learn more please get in touch and we can work out which funding route is best for you.
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In 2017, the Government changed the way apprenticeship funding works in the UK, introducing the apprenticeship levy, apprenticeship service and a co-investment, where employers and government share the cost of training and assessing apprentices.
The main funding Azilo Training currently uses in England is from the ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency), and is separated into levy, non-levy and private.
The Apprenticeship levy will, in most cases be able to fully cover the cost of your training, or the employer may be eligible for a grant to help cover your costs
In Scotland there are two main routes for funding available: Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).
Depending upon the age of candidates, their fees may be fully covered by the government, and the employer may be eligible for a grant to help cover your costs. There is also the option for Commercial funding, where apprentices and employers can set up a payment to cover the costs of funding themselves.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS)
We work with Skills Development Scotland to fully fund the cost of training for most apprentices under the age of 29, however there are limited spaces so if this is a route you would be interested in please get in touch.
Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
You may also be eligible for funding from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland. The ‘part time fee grant,’ covers funding for a significant amount of your qualification. We recommend this funding option for candidates 30+ years of age.