Do you want to save £1000s on staff training?
SkillsActive can help you reduce your costs and train more people by identifying which of your staff could be eligible for funded training. The Funding Eligibility Service is a simple, effective way to improve your business performance by making the most of available funding.
Key features include:
- Save £1000s on many areas of staff training
Funding frameworks can cover training up to Level 3
- Support to access available funding totalling over £1,400m
This is one of the few funding routes available to help support your business by ensuring you have high-quality staff*
- Save time and money on administration
We will do the work to find who is eligible and help organise their training for you
- Minimum effort from you or your staff
Our simple online form can be emailed to employees and takes just a couple of minutes to complete
What is the Funding Eligibility Service?
The Funding Eligibility Service involves staff completing a simple online form which has been designed to enable all employers, regardless of size or location, to identify who in their organisation can receive funding for undertaking a qualification. Eligibility is based on age and existing qualifications** – information that our form can help you find with very little extra effort.
The Service includes analysis of the level of funded training each of your staff members can access and support to organise this training through one of our approved training providers, so that your organisation does not spend unnecessary time on administration.
How is the funding accessed?
This funding is drawn down through Apprenticeship programmes, but this does not limit the training your staff can receive. Qualifications within this could include optional units covering skills such as customer service, business administration and team leading, as well as more focused areas including training as a Fitness Instructor, Coach or Personal Trainer.
The budget for the 2011/12 academic year has increased by £72m to over £1,400m of funding for Apprenticeships – discover if this could be relevant to your staff.
Unsure how an apprentice could fit into your business?
What happens once eligible staff are identified?
SkillsActive will help you understand which Apprenticeship options are best for your business and record your choices. We work to combine the choices of many different organisations so that we can get your staff’s funded training started as soon as possible with an approved training provider.
The Funding Eligibility Service is a feature of the support packages available to SkillsActive employer partners.
The Funding Eligibility Service is also a key benefit of working with SkillsActive’s Group Training Association (GTA) networks.
Do you understand what an Apprenticeship entails?
Please note: This service is free to SkillsActive employer partners and members of our Group Training Association (GTA) networks – our account managers can tell you more about how SkillsActive can support your business and the benefits of working with us.
*Regional programmes and bursaries are occasionally available; however, the Apprenticeship framework is one of the main ways for individuals to draw down funding for training.
** Eligibility is based upon a number of criteria that relate to an individual’s residency, age and prior qualifications. They also need to work at least 16 hours a week in a relevant job role and be paid the national minimum wage for apprentices. Read more facts about Apprenticeships.