Your apprentice may need extra support if they are care experienced. Employers can receive £1,000 additional funding to provide this support to eligible care leaver apprentices. This is paid through the training provider: £500 90 days after the apprenticeship starts, and another £500 after 365 days. Training providers can also receive this funding, and employer/providers can receive both the employer and training provider payments.
Your apprentice may be entitled to receive the apprenticeships care leavers’ bursary, which is £1,000 for those who started their apprenticeship before 1 August 2023, or £3,000 for those who started on or after 1 August 2023. This bursary is separate to the additional employer and training provider funding mentioned above.
There is information for care experienced apprentices on the Apprentice Support Centre which you can direct your apprentice towards.