TESP plays a key role in supporting apprenticeship development for the electrotechnical industry – not just for the recently introduced Electrotechnical Apprenticeship Standard but also the Fire, Emergency & Security Systems Apprenticeship.
We are also working with the National Apprenticeship Service to provide advice and guidance on apprenticeship services, the levy and other areas. Please see the links below for more details:
Employing an Apprentice
- Employing an apprentice – an overview of the steps to take for taking on an apprentice.
- Employing an apprentice: technical guide for employers – information about how apprenticeship funding works for employers who want to take on an apprentice.
- Employer guide to apprenticeships – gives employers the information and benefits of recruiting apprentices to their business.
- Apprenticeship recruitment: support tool for employers and training organisations – information and support for employers and training organisations involved in the recruitment of apprentices.
- Apprenticeship funding: how it will work – information on apprenticeship funding, including the apprenticeship levy and the online apprenticeship service.
- Pay Apprenticeship Levy – when you have to pay apprenticeship levy and how to report your payments.
- Apprenticeship Levy Manual – this manual is a guide to the apprenticeship levy and published by HMRC.
The apprenticeship service is a group of online tools created to support employers when developing and managing their apprenticeship programme.
- Estimate my apprenticeship funding allows employers to get an indication of how much apprenticeship funding they will receive and estimate how much their chosen apprenticeships will cost over time.
- Through Find apprenticeship training employers can use this service to search for apprenticeship training and find training providers who offer the apprenticeship training they choose.
- Manage apprenticeships allows levy-paying employers to register securely to set up an employer account. From here they can add the PAYE schemes that are associated with their apprenticeship funds and invite other team members to view the account. They can also sign their employer agreement, add apprenticeships to their account and authorise payments to their training provider.
- Recruit an apprentice allows employers to work with their training provider to post their apprenticeship vacancy online and find the right candidates for the role.
- Apprenticeship standards – the approved apprenticeship standards developed by employers.
- Apprenticeship standards in development – a list of occupations approved for the development of an apprenticeship standard.
- How to develop an apprenticeship standard: guide for trailblazers – guidance for groups of employers (trailblazers) on proposing and developing a new apprenticeship standard.
- Apprenticeship funding: how it will work – how apprenticeship funding will affect employers from May 2017, including the apprenticeship levy and the online apprenticeship service.
- Apprenticeship funding bands – sets out the funding bands that will apply for existing apprenticeship frameworks and apprenticeship standards.
- Apprenticeship funding and performance management rules 2017 to 2018 – the rules that apply to all apprenticeship provision funded by the ESFA.
Becoming an Apprenticeship Training Provider
- Apprenticeships: become a training provider
- Register of apprenticeship training providers – organisations that are approved to deliver apprenticeship training for employers using the apprenticeship service and how to apply to become an apprenticeship training provider.
Apprenticeship Training Agency
Apprenticeship training agencies (ATAs) recruit, employ and arrange training for apprentices on behalf of employers.