Got a question about Damar or about apprenticeships? Check out our FAQs or get in touch to find out more.
Here are some employer FAQs about apprenticeships. If there is anything else you would like to know or you are considering apprenticeship training for your business, give us a call on 0161 480 8171 or click the ‘Contact Us’ button below.
The delivery method can vary according to the needs of the apprentice, the employer and the qualification. We use a blended delivery model which combines 1:1 and group coaching sessions and visits with a Damar coach and subject specialists, with online learning, webinars and e-tutorials delivered via our virtual learning environment, Damar OpenLearning. This gives apprentices access to more specialist teaching content and the flexibility to access content when at times that suit them and the employer. Most apprentices need to at least six hours per week (on average) on their studies.
If your annual wage bill is over £3 million, the cost of training will be funded by your apprenticeship levy. We can help you to navigate your Apprenticeship Service account to access this funding.
If your wage bill is below the £3 million threshold, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) covers 95-100% of the training costs. The level of funding available is determined by the size of your business and the age of the apprentice.
|Size of business||Age of apprentice||Funding available*|
|Less than 50 employees||Aged 16-18||100% funding available|
|Less than 50 employees||Aged 19+||95% funding available|
|More than 50 employees||Aged 16+||95% funding available|
*Please note, some apprenticeships have accreditation costs which are not eligible for government funding.
The minimum apprenticeship wage is £5.28. However, we strongly encourage all of our employers to pay more in order to attract high calibre candidates.
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