Getting funding for your apprenticeship

Funding provider

Government funding for apprenticeship schemes is available through Skills Development Scotland. Funds go directly to the training provider.

So the main cost to you as an employer is the cost of employing someone, as apprentices receive the same benefits as any other employee.

So, when assessing the likely cost to your business of employing apprentices, you may wish to consider the following:

  • hourly or annual wage/salary
  • number of hours your apprentice will work per week
  • your Employer National Insurance contributions
  • your employer contributions to a work-based pension scheme
  • the level/cost of manager resource required to support your apprentice 
  • the time/cost required to liaise with your training provider to finalise the process
  • administration costs of the apprenticeship 

The only other costs are the ACCA exams and the initial registration and subscription fees.

Who is covered by the funding?

Full funding is available for all 16 to 19-year-old apprentices.

Half funding is available for apprentices aged 20 to 25.

Further information

For more information on funding, you can contact Apprenticeships for Scotland, which is run by Skills Development Scotland on 0800 783 6000 or visit Apprenticeships for Scotland. Alternatively contact us and we would be happy to help.