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Why Penshaw View Training?

Here at Penshaw View we are committed to delivering CPD solutions and high quality learning and development to a variety of sectors.

Penshaw View Training specialise in apprenticeship programmes which combine on-the-job training and classroom learning. They give your employees the foundation knowledge and first-hand experience to build their skills, whether they are existing members of staff or new employees.
By investing in your staff through quality training there are a number of benefits. They become more motivated, bring a fresh perspective and innovative skills to the business and are more likely to stay with you because you have invested in them. Apprenticeships are proven to help you to create a dedicated, multiskilled and loyal workforce.

With a consultative approach Penshaw View can support employers of all sizes and sectors providing advice in utilising their Apprenticeship Levy, health and safety best practice, risk management and recruitment best practice. Our impressive track record and health and safety industry experience has seen us become the only UK training provider who have been approved to deliver the Safety, Health and Environment Technician Apprenticeship Standard. Our apprenticeship portfolio will support staff working at all levels from entry through to senior management.

  • Business & Administration
  • Customer Services
  • IT and Digital
  • Health and Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Warehousing and Logistics

The Levy

Now you’re paying the apprenticeship levy, you’ll want to be sure you’re getting the best training possible for your organisation.

Here at Penshaw View, we work with employers to design and deliver training programmes that are perfectly suited to their needs. Whether you’re looking to take on brand new apprentices, or develop your existing staff, we have a variety of different training solutions and programmes to help your team to develop.

How does the levy work?

As an employer with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million, you pay 0.5% of this towards the apprenticeship levy through PAYE each month. You have an allowance of £15,000 throughout the year, which accumulates in amounts of £1,250 each month, reducing the amount you need to pay towards the levy. As well as the allowance, the government tops up your levy payments by 10% in your digital apprenticeship service account. So, for every £1 you pay towards the levy, this will become £1.10.

How do you use the apprenticeship levy?

You’ll use your levy funds through your government apprenticeship service account. This is where you’ll receive your allowance and make payments for training. Companies will have 24 months to make use of their apprenticeship funds. To get started, get in touch with us and we’ll guide you through your next steps.

What if you want to spend more than you have in your account?

When you’d like to benefit from more apprenticeships than your account will currently fund, you’ll move onto ‘co-investment’. This is where the government funds 90% of your apprenticeship training and assessment costs, and you pay the other 10%.


Non Levy 

What if you don’t need to pay the apprenticeship levy?

If your annual pay bill is less than £3 million and you’d like to benefit from apprenticeships in your organisation, you’ll fund this through co-investment. This is where you’ll contribute 10% to the costs of training your apprentices, and the government will fund the rest.

For smaller companies with fewer than 50 employees, the government will pay all the costs for new apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 to 24 who are leaving care or have a Local Authority and Healthcare plan.

To find out more contact 0191 543 7177

''When I started this apprenticeship, it was to give me the tools to be able to progress within the company from supervisor to manager. Whilst it has been a challenge so far it has also given me the confidence to believe in myself & that I can progress to managing my own shop when the time comes”

Teressa Wilson – Retail Management Level 3
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