Information for managers of non-levy paying organisations about the ACP Apprenticeship

Course costs for the ACP Apprenticeship for 21/22 are approximately £12,000 for the full 3-year Masters, payable to the university for the duration of the programme. For non-levy paying organisations (i.e. those with a wage bill of less than £3 million) these costs are met through Government co-investment (95%) and employer contribution (5%***) Alternatively, these costs can be met fully through transfer of levy from a large local employer with levy to spare. This is organised by SYREC in South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw and helps to keep funding within Health & Social Care regionally. 

***NB: the 5% employer contribution is met by the Faculty for Advanced Practice, enabling the ACP Apprenticeship course cost to be fully funded

On Monday 26th April 2021, Pam Case (Apprenticeship Lead- SYREC) presented an information session for managers of non-levy paying organisations on the process for setting up a digital account to reserve funding and requesting levy transfer. The session was recorded and can be accessed below:

To download Powerpoint slides from the session, please click here: ACP Apprenticeship Info for Managers slides

Process for Accessing Funding:

  1. Set up your digital account with your PAYE information through the Apprenticeship portal – click here to create an account
  2. Reserve your funding within 6 months of your Apprentice’s start date -click here to download the Reservation Process Guide- HEE
  3. Apply for Levy Transfer – process detailed below. Click here to download the Levy Transfer Process form for SY&B

Important considerations for the Apprenticeship Route

  • The applicant will need three years post registration experience (HEI requirement)
  • Applicants must be able to evidence GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C or above in Maths and English and produce certificates* at interview (apprenticeship requirement)
  • Applicant must have Honours degree recognised in the UK at 2.2 or above in a related health care subject, or an equivalent qualification
  • Trainees who are successful must have completed enrolment with the chosen HEI by no later than 31st July 2021, to ensure all paperwork and documentation is in place.

*For applicants who are unable to locate GCSE certificates, click here to download Replacement GCSE certificate guidance

For information on equivalent qualifications to GCSE Grade C Maths/English, click here to download Functional Skills equivalents guidance

On Monday 12th July 2021, the Faculty of Advanced Practice & SY&B Primary Care Training Hub held an information session for managers on ‘Supporting Your Trainee ACP’ and ‘Utilising the ACP Training Grant/ Clinical Salary Support.’ The session was recorded and can be accessed below: 

To download Powerpoint slides from the session, please click here: ACP Apprenticeship Information for Managers slides