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The Apprenticeship scheme is not just for people who are starting out on a career, but can also be used to provide accredited development opportunities for existing staff – for example you may have a TA at your school who wants to become a teacher and could follow the teaching apprenticeship route, or you may have a senior leader who wants to undertake a masters as part of an educational leadership apprenticeship.
Many schools are already having to pay the apprenticeship levy, and while the levy only covers training costs (and not salary costs) the overall cost to the school is reduced if you use apprenticeship programmes for existing staff.
Community schools in Croydon all pay their levy via the Council and have to make applications for funding to Croydon Council.Academies, Multi-Academy Trusts, VA and Foundation schools only pay the apprenticeship levy if their annual pay bill is over £3 million. However, all schools and academies can access apprenticeships whether or not they pay the levy.
More general information about apprenticeships can be found here and specific guidance for schools can be found here.
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The Apprenticeship scheme is not just for people who are starting out on a career