KITS Training and Conference Centre Based in Brighouse West Yorkshire - Motor Vehicle Apprenticeships - Employer Info


Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship - Employer Info.

EU LogoKITS has been established as one of the leading independent Training Providers in the area for Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

KITS offers Apprenticeships at NVQ Levels 2 & 3 in Light Vehicle, Heavy Vehicle, Vehicle Body Refinishing and Fast Fit services. By providing a wide range of Apprenticeship programmes you have a choice of the most relevant to suit your own business requirements.

KITS has a fully resourced garage workshop designed to replicate a modern garage workshop environment. All our engineering apprentices receive training on a wide range of equipment that they will find in a modern garage workshop.

KITS is one of the leading training providers in West Yorkshire and as such you and your apprentice will have the back up and support of our entire organisation. Your Apprentices’ nominated advisor will always be on hand to offer expert advice and guidance.

Every year we have more people apply than there are jobs available. Most of the young people that apply are enthusiastic and ready for a job in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Our rigorous selection policy means that only the best are offered to companies.

Apprentice Levy – Information for Employers

In Spring 2017 the way the Government funds Apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.

The Apprenticeship Levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to make an investment in apprenticeships. You can benefit from this investment by training apprentices.

Paying the apprenticeship levy

You will need to pay the apprenticeship levy if you are an employer, in any sector, with a pay bill of more than £3 million each year. For the purposes of the levy, an ‘employer’ is someone who is a secondary contributor, with liability to pay Class 1 secondary National Insurance contributions (NICs) for their employees.

The levy will be charged at a rate of 0.5% of your annual pay bill. You will have a levy allowance of £15,000 per year to offset against the levy you must pay. This means you will only pay the levy if your pay bill exceeds £3 million in a given year.

You will pay the levy to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) through the Pay as You Earn (PAYE) process.

Accessing money paid under the apprenticeship levy

Once you have declared the levy to HMRC you will be able to access funding for apprenticeships through a new digital apprenticeship service account.

You will be able to use this to pay for training and assessment for apprentices in England. The service will also help you find training providers to help you develop and deliver your apprenticeship programme.

Apprenticeship training started before May 2017 – all employers

Apprentices who have been accepted on to an apprenticeship programme before 1 May 2017 will be funded for the full duration of the apprenticeship under the terms and conditions that were in place at the time the apprenticeship started.

This will be the case for apprentices following programmes underpinned by both apprenticeship ‘frameworks’ and new ‘apprenticeship standards’. Where the apprenticeship requires you to make a payment to the provider or to the Skills Funding Agency, this will continue at the same rate.

If you pay the apprenticeship levy you will not be able to use the funds in your digital account to pay for these apprenticeships.

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