JTL guidance for apprenticeship funding

The new funding rules affect electrical, heating and plumbing businesses.

The new funding rules affect electrical, heating and plumbing businesses.

Work-based training specialist, JTL, has put together a guidance package for employers to explain the intricacies of the new funding rules introduced by the government last month.

The package includes a dedicated section on its website, leaflets, an explanatory booklet, videos and a customer hotline number.

The new Standards have been developed by groups of employers from the industry working together to design new qualifications to better meet the needs of the industry.
The funding reforms only affect funding in England not in Wales.

JTL chief executive, Jon Graham, believes that most of the information currently available about funding changes is very confusing.

â??There are three main target audiences for the information and we have developed a way of explaining the changes very succinctly to each of these individually,â? he said.

â??We believe these will be extremely helpful for small employers in particular. But we have a similar raft of information for the larger companies employing 50 people or more and again for the very large companies we work with that have an annual pay bill of over £3 million and will have to pay the new Apprenticeship Levy.â?

Any employer in the building services engineering sector â?? in electrical, heating and plumbing businesses â?? that has concerns about the new funding rules can go to www.jtltraining.com or call 0800 085 2308.