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Levy paying Employers

If you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year, you will pay the apprenticeship levy.

This money can only be used to pay for Apprenticeship training. DWA will claim this money from your On-line Digital Account (DAS).

Non-Levy paying Employers

Non-levy paying employers will share the cost of training and assessing their apprentices with government – this is called ‘co-investment’.

The co-investment rate has changed for new apprenticeships starting on or after 1 April 2019. You will now pay 5% towards the cost of apprenticeship training. The government will pay the rest (95%).

You will have to set up a digital account for DWA to access the 95% funding. (DWA will help you do this).


Apprenticeship Fees

Level 2 Apprenticeship - Veterinary Care Support (12-15 months).

£5,000 (maximum funding band).

Level 3 Apprenticeship - Diploma: Veterinary Nursing (30-33 months).

£15,000 (maximum funding band).


How to apply

Please complete the Application Form which is available for download here.

For further information, contact ali.heywood@dwr.co.uk.