Levy & Non Levy Information

In April 2017 the way the Government funds apprenticeships in England changed, and employers with a wage bill of more than £3million per annum will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy.

It’s a huge reform to raise the skills of the nation and address one of the enduring weaknesses of the British economy. The goal is to reach 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and secure greater benefits from apprenticeships for more apprentices, employers and the economy.

Apprenticeships are jobs with training attached to them which allow existing and new employees to earn while they learn whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

Whether you pay the levy or not, PeoplePlus are in a prime position to navigate you through the changes that have happened.

Levy Payers:

If your yearly pay bill is £3million or over, your levy will be 0.5%. There will also be a £15,000 allowance that will be offset against your levy liability. The levy amount will be topped up by an additional 10% by the government.

Non levy payers:

As a non levy payer, you will be asked to contribute a small proportion of funding towards apprenticeship training by paying 10%, whilst the government pays the remaining 90%.

Become an Apprentice

You can earn while you learn with our diverse range of Apprenticeship qualifications.
Apprenticeships are a great way to get a recognised and relevant qualification that can help you progress in your role or consolidate your chosen career.

We offer a wide range of courses across various sectors and levels. To find out more about how an apprenticeship can help you progress in work, get in touch with us and we will be happy to discuss the opportunities available to you.

PeoplePlus can offer you

Dedicated support mentors to help you work out a learning plan and achieve your goal

Courses include Health & Safety, Data Protection Awareness and Working within a Team

Flexible programme that allows you to learn new skills whilst earning

We deliver our courses via a Lenovo A50-8 tablet which you get to keep at end of your course!

Sample Available Courses

Business Administration

Levels 2 and 3.

Modules covered

Work in a Business Environment, Communicate Effectively, Manage, Improve or Evaluate Performance in a Business Environment, Risk Assessment and Management.

Duration

The minimum duration for completion is at least 12 months for Intermediate level and 18 months for Advanced level, unless prior learning or experience apply and can shorten the minimum time.

Career path

Business Administration is applicable to many industries and jobs, and the career path may differ based on the level of the Apprenticeship you undertake. Popular job roles following completion are Administration and Clerical Assistant, Data Entry roles, Secretary and Office supervision.

Entry requirements

There are generally no entry requirements for the Business Administration Apprenticeships levels 2 and 3, however, English and maths at level 1 will be required or else additional Functional skills training must be undertaken. Employers may also sometimes impose their own requirements in line with their recruitment process. All applicants will complete an initial assessment with us to ensure they are placed at the right level of the Apprenticeship.

Customer Services

Levels 2 and 3.

Modules Covered

A Customer Services Apprenticeship will enable you to enhance your people skills, learn to communicate in different ways according to customer needs. You’ll be expected to demonstrate reliability and learn how to approach problems and find solutions.

Duration

The minimum duration for this course is at least 12 months (and 18 months for Advanced Apprenticeship), with prior learning and experience counting towards reducing the duration.

Career Path

Graduates of Customer Services Apprenticeships have gone to pursue careers in Customer Service/Liaison, Relationship Management covering all levels from Trainee and Assistants to Co-ordinators.

Entry requirements

There are generally no entry requirements for the Customer Service apprenticeship; English and maths at level 1 will be required or else additional Functional skills training must be undertaken. Employers may sometimes impose their own in line with their recruitment process. All applicants will complete initial assessments to ensure they are placed at the right level of the Apprenticeship.

Business Improvement Techniques (BIT) & Improving Operational Performance (IOP)

Level 2 and 3. IOP level 2 only

Modules

This apprenticeship has been designed for manufacturing personnel, support staff and administrative employees.

Our Lean programme includes a number of interactive workshops covering, amongst other things, the following topics:

• Applying continuous improvement techniques

• Teamworking (improvement, team roles and responsibilities)

• 5S of workplace organisation and visual management systems

Duration

The minimum duration for completion is a minimum of 12 months. Prior learning or experience can count towards reducing the minimum duration..

Entry requirements

All applicants will complete initial assessments with us to ensure they are placed at the right level of the apprenticeship. English and Maths at Level 1 will be required. If this is not provable; functional skills will be required

Associate Project Manager

Level 4

Modules covered

project management principles,  governance and stakeholder management, leadership and communications – including vision and values, collaboration, motivation, team management, conflict resolution and negotiating skills

financial management,  resource and quality management – including resource analysis, risk and issue management

contract management and procurement

Duration

The duration for completion of a Project Manager apprenticeship is 24 months. Prior learning or experience can count towards reducing the minimum duration.Entry requirements

Individual employers will set their own entry requirements for their apprentices. Typically candidates will have achieved a grade C or above in at least 5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics, and hold a minimum of 120 UCAS points, or equivalent

Management

Level 3, 4 and 5.

Modules covered

Planning/Allocating/Monitoring team work, Managing conflict, Project Management, Budget Management, Customer Services Management.

Duration

The minimum duration for completion of a Management Apprenticeship is 15 months. Prior learning or experience can count towards reducing the minimum duration.

Career path

Common roles include roles working as first line managers, section managers, assistant managers, senior supervisors.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship. All applicants will complete initial assessments with us to ensure they are placed at the right level of the Apprenticeship. English and maths at level 1 will be required or else additional Functional skills training must be undertaken

Manufacturing Operations

Level 2.

Modules

Learning modules for this qualification combine practical skills and training carried out on-site with topics including Health and Safety, Assembly, and Plant and Machine Operation.

Duration

The minimum duration for completion of a Manufacturing Apprenticeship is 15 months. Prior learning or experience can count towards reducing the minimum duration.

Career path

Job roles associated with this Apprenticeship include Production line Operative, Charge hand, or Line Supervisor.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship. All applicants will complete initial assessments with us to ensure they are placed at the right level of the apprenticeship. English and maths at level 1 will be required or else additional Functional skills training must be undertaken

Team Leading

Level 3.

Modules

Managing Workload, Leading a team, Working in a team.

Duration

The minimum course duration is 15 months.

Career path

Whilst it is acknowledged that team leaders work across sectors, it is more difficult to identify job titles as these will vary from company to company. Some example job titles include First Line Manager, Team Co-ordinator.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship. All applicants will complete initial assessments with us to ensure they are placed at the right level of the apprenticeship. English and maths at level 1 will be required or else additional Functional skills training must be undertaken

Warehousing | Storage | Supply Chain

Levels 2
The aim is to contribute to the skills, knowledge and overall performance of those working in logistics.

Modules

The modules delivered throughout a Warehousing & Storage Apprenticeship rely on attaining practical skills and intensive training such as fork-lift operations, tracking stock and managing storage.

Duration

The minimum duration for completion of a Warehousing and Storage Apprenticeship is 12 months. Prior learning or experience can count towards reducing the minimum duration.

Career path

Many of our Warehousing and Storage apprentices go on to pursue jobs as Packers, Warehouse Operatives, Hall Supervisors, Forklift operators and Team Leaders.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship. English and maths at level 1 will be required or else additional Functional skills training must be undertaken. However, given the job specification, candidates are expected to be 19 or over.

Following our recent Ofsted inspection PeoplePlus has been awarded a “Good” rating with strong grade twos across all areas of inspection

People Plus have ticked all of these boxes and are investing up front by supporting us in the lead up to the Levy and the kick off of our implementation plan. Our experience so far has been professional and credible and that puts our organisation first.

Alison Townsend
Talent & Executive Development Director, Brakes

Contact us at apprenticeships@peopleplus.co.uk