Keep up-to-date with the latest levy news

20% Off the Job – A Lone Voice or Simply Have Nothing to Fear?

We are six months into the new funding rules and there isn’t a day goes by when I don’t read an article from someone complaining about how in-appropriate the 20% off the job rule is. I then take a look at some of the SAME providers complaining and see either they only deliver distance learning…
Read More

94% Of Our Employers Were Satisfied With Our Service

The Education and Skills Funding Agency’s latest employer satisfaction survey*, based on training in 2016/17, has found 4 in 5 learners and employers would recommend their learning provider. With an increase of six percentage points on last year’s results, 83 percent of learners and 86 percent of employers surveyed being ‘Likely’ to make a recommendation….
Read More

Delaware North launch new ‘NEXT Academy’ in partnership with 3aaa Apprenticeships

On Monday 9th October, Delaware North launched their new ‘NEXT Academy’ with an Academy Challenge, aimed at finding candidate’s suitability for enrolment into the Academy. The 2-day challenge, inspired by ‘The Apprentice’ saw the chosen candidates attend the Emirates Stadium in London, competing in teams to complete various challenges across the city. All chosen candidates…
Read More

Grow and up-skill your workforce today with our Customer Service and Team Leader programmes

For the vast majority of businesses and organisations in the world, it is vital that excellent customer service is at the heart of your business model and that your managers are equipped with the skills to manage your talented workforce effectively. At 3aaa, we offer our industry leading Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner and Level…
Read More

3aaa Supporting MATs With Levy Spending

Following the creation of the Institute for Apprenticeships, the Government has announced a new initiative, the Institute of Education. The Institute for Apprenticeships was established by the Apprenticeship, Skills and Learning Act 2009 to ensure the high-quality delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England. This new initiative has been specifically created in response to the demand for…
Read More

Viapath’s managers are leading the way with the help of 3aaa Apprenticeship’s Leadership and Management programmes

At 3aaa Apprenticeships, we have been working closely in partnership with Viapath since November 2016, raising awareness across their business about how the Apprenticeship Levy can support both existing and new members of staff with their on-going training and development. Viapath is a unique partnership of clinical, scientific and operational expertise, with a mission to…
Read More

The Apprenticeship Levy, 6 months in – A positive new era

Prior to April 1st 2017, training providers and other businesses planned for the Apprenticeship Levy, without truly knowing how the new Government initiative would pan out. Nearly 6 months in to the initiative, we at 3aaa Apprenticeships, look at the many ways in which the Apprenticeship Levy has benefited organisations across the country and the…
Read More

Next 3aaa Apprenticeship Levy Club Conference to be held at the London Stadium

Following on from the success of our previous Levy Club Conferences, we are delighted to announce our next exclusive event, which will be held at the prestigious London Stadium (formerly the Olympic Stadium) on Wednesday 8th November 2017. The Apprenticeship Levy Club Conference, which will be themed around Recruitment and the Levy, will see a…
Read More

Peter Marples – The Changing Face of Recruitment

On Friday 14th July 2017, our Group Chief Executive, Peter Marples was one of the Key Note Speakers at our exclusive Levy Club Conference, offering his insightful thoughts on ‘The Changing Face of Recruitment’, in what was a day full of knowledge for our guests. Watch ‘Peter Marples – The Changing Face of Recruitment’ in…
Read More

Richard Gerver – Developing Human Behaviours for the Workplace

On Friday 14th July 2017, our Non-Executive Director, Richard Gerver was one of the Key Note Speakers at our exclusive Levy Club Conference, offering his inspirational thoughts on ‘Developing Human Behaviours for the Workplace’, in what was a day full of insight and knowledge. Richard is a best-selling author, speaker, broadcaster and advisor. As a…
Read More

3aaa Apprenticeships Partner with Maguire Training

We are delighted to announce a newly-formed partnership between industry-leading Ofsted Grade 1 Apprenticeship provider 3aaa Apprenticeships and specialist leadership & management training organisation Maguire Training. Since 1999 Maguire Training have grown to become one of the UK’s leading management and commercial training companies. They are at the forefront of learning and development solutions for…
Read More

Open Management Training Programme Will Develop Highly Skilled Managerial Staff For UK Businesses

3aaa Apprenticeships have developed an effective management training open course that is highly beneficial for companies of all sizes. With only one in five managers being trained specifically in management, finding and adapting suitable training routes for managerial staff within their role is a problem many businesses face across the country. Open management training courses…
Read More

3aaa Apprenticeships Respond To Apprenticeship Levy-Payers’ Increased Demand for Financial Services Apprenticeships

As discussed in our previous news piece, Technology and Banking Apprenticeships to Receive the Biggest Uptake by Apprenticeship Levy-Paying Employers in 2017, there has been unprecedented demand for Financial Services Apprenticeships since the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. This is great news for the UK’s economy, as it will support the growth of the key…
Read More

Technology and Banking Apprenticeships to Receive the Biggest Uptake by Apprenticeship Levy-Paying Employers in 2017

As we approach the 6 month mark of the Apprenticeship Levy having been introduced, it’s effect is starting to become transparent. Those companies who took a proactive approach to the Levy through specialist Apprenticeship training providers, like 3aaa Apprenticeships, are already starting to reap the benefits of utilising Apprenticeship programmes to both up-skill existing employees…
Read More

Software Development Apprenticeships To Boost UK Economy

Increasing productivity is key to the growth of the UK economy. 3aaa Apprenticeships’ new Software Development Apprenticeship programme ensures businesses employ skilled workers who innovate the way their customers interact with them. As the first training provider to offer a Software Development training programme specifically designed with employers, for employers, they are leading the further…
Read More

The Changing Face Of The Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy is now well-underway, with employers training their current staff and Apprentices through their Apprenticeship Levy funds. 3aaa Apprenticeships are working hard with over 100 employers to fully benefit from the Apprenticeship Levy, providing a variety of services and quality Apprenticeship Standards to help them fill the skills gap within their business. In…
Read More

3AAA Welcomes OFF THE JOB Clarification From The Department of Education

Today (28/06/2017), the department for education published much needed clarity on the off the job requirements for new Apprenticeship standards and existing frameworks. It clarifies the requirement and reinforces the 20% off the job which we have always supported. Read more here Importantly, it confirms that an Apprenticeship programme cannot wholly be delivered through distance…
Read More

The General Election Results: What It Means For Apprenticeships

After a surprising result on all accounts in this month’s General Election, 3aaa Apprenticeships Director of Policy and Strategy, Stewart Segal gives us insight into the facts, his opinion and predictions for the education sector regarding the outcome. Stewart’s Predictions Stewart starts his update by talking about the reappointment of Justine Greening as the Secretary…
Read More

3aaa Apprenticeships Exclusive Apprenticeship Levy Club

The Apprenticeship Levy requires all UK organisations with an annual payroll over £3 million have to pay 0.5% of their payroll costs, through PAYE, to HMRC. Employers can either see this as a tax or use their Apprenticeship Levy contributions to hire new Apprentices or train their own staff using Apprenticeship Standards. Either way, they will need…
Read More

3aaa Apprenticeships Are Building A Long-Term Partnership With Viapath

We’re thrilled to announce that Apprenticeship Levy Club Member Viapath have hired their first 3aaa Apprentice under their new VIAcademy scheme. This is their response to the Government’s new Apprenticeship Levy scheme, which is aiming to transform Apprenticeships to be led by and funded by Employers. Having been working closely in partnership with Viapath since…
Read More

What Is The Institute For Apprenticeships?

With the Apprenticeship Levy now underway, there are many changes to ensure that the same quality of Apprenticeships we have seen for many years will be continued, whilst the demand for Apprenticeships increases. The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) is an employer-led organisation that ensures the delivery of high-quality Apprenticeship standards and advises Government on funding…
Read More

The Apprenticeship Levy – Unintended Positive Consequences? By Peter Marples

My Predictions or a Follow-on From My Manifesto in 2015 Thank you everyone for the positive comments on my articles. You seem to find them at least a little interesting. On LinkedIn, the analytics were telling me 26,000 views for the last article and some interesting companies that are viewing. So, I’ll continue until you…
Read More

Stewart Segal’s Apprenticeship Levy Policy Update

Stewart Segal is the Director of Strategy and Policy at 3aaa Apprenticeships and has many years experience and knowledge in the education and Apprenticeships sectors. With so many changes in the education sector this year, Stewart gave an in-depth Apprenticeship Levy policy update at a recent conference to keep us up to date on all the changes that…
Read More

The Apprenticeship Levy Is Here – By Dawn Whitemore

Last week saw the first payments for the Apprenticeship Levy being taken from those employers affected by the Apprenticeship Levy. With this pivotal period upon us, I thought it would be good to reflect on my new role at 3aaa Apprenticeships and how my decades of experience in the education sector will help the company and…
Read More

The Apprenticeship Levy And Your Existing Staff

Apprenticeships are no longer just a career step for young people. The new Apprenticeship reforms mean that anyone, regardless of age or past qualifications, can become an Apprentice. Businesses are now beginning to utilise the Apprenticeship Levy by hiring and training Apprentices, but many employers still aren’t fully aware that they can use their Apprenticeship Levy…
Read More

Derek Mapp, 3AAA Apprenticeships Chairman – New Appointment

As reported last month, our chairman Derek Mapp was awarded Quoted Non Executive of the Year for his outstanding work with Huntsworth PLC. We are very proud to announce that yesterday, Derek was appointed as the non executive Chairman of Mitie PLC – a FTSE 250 company operating in the support services sector. This now…
Read More

3aaa Apprenticeships and FSTP have formed a new strategic partnership

We are delighted to announce a strategic partnership between 3aaa Apprenticeships, an established specialist Apprenticeship Provider with Grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ from Ofsted and FSTP LLP, an award-winning training and consultancy firm dedicated to supporting regulated financial services firms. This strategic partnership is designed to provide what is believed to be a unique service to financial…
Read More

The General Election 2017: The Effect On Apprenticeships

The announcement that Theresa May is planning to hold a General Election on June 8th 2017 has shocked the Nation. The Prime Minister needed at least two-thirds of the Members of Parliament agreement to make the plans go ahead and now we know that the majority of UK MPs have backed Mrs May’s decision to “put our fate in the hands…
Read More

Sub-Contracting To Continue Under Existing Rules

With the announcements in the past few days on the pause to the proposed tendering of contracts for non levy payers – sense does seem to have prevailed as discussed in our previous article. Yesterday, the ESFA put out some further information about the basis on which contracts will be issued and clarification on the…
Read More

The New Apprenticeship System Explained By Stewart Segal

3aaa Apprenticeships and our Apprenticeship Levy Management Team have been helping clients across the UK through the registration process for the new Apprenticeship system (previously referred to as DAS), which has been introduced by the UK Government along with the new Apprenticeship Standards. All employers now need to register with this system in preparation for the Apprenticeship Levy to ensure…
Read More

3aaa Apprenticeships Educate The West Midlands On The Apprenticeship Levy

The 3aaa Apprenticeships Levy Management Team hosted their third Apprenticeship Levy Breakfast Event this morning at St. Andrews, the home of Birmingham City Football Club. The conference was held to ensure all employers in Birmingham and surrounding areas, alongside our existing Levy club members, are aware of all the Apprenticeship Levy developments that are currently happening in the UK. The conference was a huge success with more…
Read More

20% Off The Job Training: The Reality For Employers

The Apprenticeship Levy means that employers across England need to understand the basics of off-the-job training for their Apprentices. Off-the-job training is learning which is done outside of the normal day-to-day working environment, it must be carried out within working hours and needs be done for the Apprentice to gain their Apprenticeship qualification. In the video below Stewart Segal, The Director of…
Read More

3aaa Apprenticeships Fill The Skills Gap With New Management Apprenticeship Programme

The Apprenticeship Levy is now with us, so as businesses start to prepare many employers in the UK are becoming concerned about the skills gap that they might have within their organisation. 3aaa Apprenticeships are working with a number of clients who are already taking their programmes forward and will start the first of their Apprentices in May. In the video…
Read More

UK Companies must publish their Gender Pay Gap from Next Year

All businesses in the United Kingdom with 250 or more employees will have to publish an annual gender pay gap summary to the Government from next year. This comes as part of the Government’s strategy to defeat workplace gender discrimination and increase business performance by opening doors to 50% of the population that have often…
Read More

3aaa Apprenticeships Support the Launch of Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s NatWest T20 Blast Season for the Third Consecutive Year.

Yesterday saw the launch of the partnership between Apprenticeship Training Provider 3aaa Apprenticeships and Derbyshire County Cricket Club for the third consecutive season. The continued partnership enables both local and national economic growth through tourism, sport and entertainment. This is a key focus for both the City and the Midlands Engine Strategy. This year promises…
Read More

3aaa Apprenticeships’ Largest Ever Investment At Senior Level

In preparation for the launch of the Apprenticeship Levy in May 2017, 3aaa Apprenticeships have appointed two key figures from Derby at senior level, to drive further growth for the Derby-based Apprenticeship training provider. The Apprenticeship Levy sees the biggest shift in Apprenticeships in the last 25 years and is set to revolutionise the industry….
Read More

Supporting Local Employers On A National Level

3aaa Apprenticeships are dedicated to helping employers and organisations around England improve not only their skills development but the motivation of their staff. On the 10th March 2017, the 3aaa Apprenticeships Newcastle Academy hosted a seminar for local businesses and individuals, giving them the chance to hear about our nationwide service, delivered at a local level,…
Read More

The New Register Of Approved Training Providers – Just What Happened?

The register of approved training providers RoATP has now been published and the dust is beginning to settle. We thought it might be time to take a look at the picture that is painted from the results. We don’t have all the official data and statistics but some simple excel wizardry will am sure get…
Read More

3aaa Apprenticeships Chairman Wins Prestigious NED of the Year Award

3aaa Apprenticeships chairman Derek Mapp, was last night crowned non-executive director of the year for quoted companies for his work as Chairman of Huntsworth PLC amongst extremely strong competition at an awards ceremony in the city. Peter Marples – joint owner of 3aaa Apprenticeships said ‘Congratulations to Derek. This is not a surprise to us…
Read More

3aaa Apprenticeships Approved Provider on New Apprenticeship Register

3aaa Apprenticeships are delighted to confirm that we have been approved by the SFA as a provider for Apprenticeships on the new register announced on Monday evening. This enables us to deliver for levy paying clients from the 1st May 2017 and for non levy paying customers subject to the award of a funding contract which…
Read More

Spring Budget 2017 – Apprenticeships and Skills Development Funding Review

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond’s first Spring Budget was released today, with a key focus on increasing funding for skills development of young people. Here are our Joint Owner, Peter Marples’ views on the Spring Budget. Welcomed additional funding for the training of 16-18-year-olds There is an additional £500 million of funding in the…
Read More

West Midlands lead the way with Apprenticeships

As it is National Apprenticeship Week, 3aaa Apprenticeships are highlighting the success of Apprenticeships and training across the UK. In a recent survey published in the Birmingham Mail, employment opportunities for Business and Administration professionals in Birmingham and surrounding areas are rapidly expanding, meaning the West Midlands is leading the way when it comes to Apprenticeships….
Read More

National Apprenticeship Week – The Views of One of the Leading Apprenticeship Providers

In preparation for National Apprenticeship Week, 3aaa Apprenticeships have launched a designated section on their website, specifically tailored for young people, employers, schools and parents to help increase awareness of Apprenticeships nationwide and bust the myths that still linger around Apprenticeships. Here are the views of Peter Marples, Joint Owner of 3aaa Apprenticeships; “2017 has…
Read More

Stewart Segal Reflects on the Education Sector

With the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy being just round the corner, Stewart Segal reflects on the state of the Education Sector. Stewart Segal is our director of strategy, policy and funding here at 3aaa Apprenticeships and is a former chief executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers. There are just a few…
Read More

3aaa Apprenticeships Recruitment Process

Our latest Apprenticeship Levy Conference raised a number of questions around recruitment and how the 3aaa Apprenticeships recruitment process can support companies as part of their Levy strategy. This article explains how we screen, recruit and prepare our Apprentices, the process we take with employers to ensure their Apprentices are the right people, whether they…
Read More

How Your Employees Can Become Managers

If you’re an employer you are always looking to support and progress your employees, encouraging them to become managers. Currently in the UK, only 1 in 5 managers are actually trained to be in their managerial role with only 21% of them seen as highly effective (CMI). Employers want professional qualifications as evidence of practical skills…
Read More

What is National Apprenticeship Week?

The 6th March 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week. The campaign is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate the positive impact Apprenticeships and Traineeships have on individuals, businesses, and the economy of the UK. Many events within the week will be taking place from 6th to the…
Read More

The Apprenticeship Levy Explained

What is the Apprenticeship Levy? The Apprenticeship Levy is a new government scheme that aims to not only create 3 million more Apprenticeships by 2020 but to upskill the business needs of all organisations across the UK. The levy will come into effect in April 2017 with companies seeing their first payment being taken in…
Read More

Amanda Solloway MP, Derby North Talks ‘Midlands Engine’

Amanda Solloway MP, Conservative MP for Derby North was in Westminster Hall on Tuesday (25th January) morning, discussing the importance of the ‘Midlands Engine’ for the countries post-Brexit economic growth, which is strongly supported in the modernised Industrial Strategy released by the Prime Minister. She also highlighted the importance of the skills and support of…
Read More

Supporting Public Sector Employers With The Apprenticeship Levy

The 3aaa Apprenticeships Levy team is working closely with a number of organisations in the Public Sector including local authorities, the NHS, schools and universities to develop their plans to invest their Apprenticeship Levy funds from May 2017. The Apprenticeship Levy, which is calculated on payroll costs, applies to all employers in England with a…
Read More

Modernised Industrial Strategy for a Highly Skilled Country

Below is a video of our Director of Strategy, Stewart Segal explaining how the Industrial Strategy brings many government policies that affect industries together, so that we now have a coherent approach to sectors and skills development across the UK. Prime Minister, Theresa May utilised her first regional Cabinet meeting this morning to announce proposals…
Read More

THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY EXPLAINED BY STEWART SEGAL VIDEO SERIES: EPISODE FIVE

Every week, we will be uploading an episode from our video series, The Apprenticeship Levy Explained by Stewart Segal. Our Director of Strategy at 3aaa Apprenticeships will be answering questions and explaining the Apprenticeship Levy in detail, ahead of its introduction in April 2017. This week’s video question is: Does the Levy affect companies across…
Read More

What are the new Apprenticeship Standards?

With the Apprenticeship Levy beginning in less than 4 months, it is imperative to make sure that employers know all the details. As I am sure you will be aware, one of the main objectives of the Government’s reforms of Apprenticeships is to switch delivery from the current Apprenticeship Frameworks to the new Apprenticeship Standards….
Read More

New Apprenticeship assessment procedure

The new Apprenticeship Standards are already beginning to replace the existing Frameworks, as this is one of the main objectives of the Government’s reforms for the Apprenticeship Levy. All of the existing Frameworks will be replaced by the new Standards by 2020. If you aren’t up to date with the new reforms you can read our…
Read More

3aaa’s Apprentices graduate from CSC

3aaa Apprenticeships are proud to announce that 23 of our Apprentices have completed their Level 3 IT course with huge success. Each of these Apprentices work for CSC across various areas of the company and not only have they completed their Level 3 IT Apprenticeship, every single Apprentice has been offered, and have taken the…
Read More

Pathway to Management Apprenticeships

With the Levy approaching fast, we are out meeting companies and discussing their needs for moving their businesses forward with the Apprenticeship Levy. From speaking to these companies, the opportunity to progress their current employees with management Apprenticeships and to provide them with management skills has been top of their agenda. This course has been…
Read More

THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY EXPLAINED BY STEWART SEGAL VIDEO SERIES: EPISODE SIX

Every week, we will be uploading an episode from our video series, The Apprenticeship Levy Explained by Stewart Segal. Our Director of Strategy at 3aaa Apprenticeships will be answering questions and explaining the Apprenticeship Levy in detail, ahead of its introduction in April 2017. This week’s video question is: Can companies claim back money for…
Read More

THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY EXPLAINED BY STEWART SEGAL VIDEO SERIES: EPISODE FOUR

Every week, we will be uploading an episode from our video series, The Apprenticeship Levy Explained by Stewart Segal. Our Director of Strategy at 3aaa Apprenticeships will be answering questions and explaining the Apprenticeship Levy in detail, ahead of its introduction in April 2017. This week, Stewart discusses how the administrative costs of using a 3aaa…
Read More

THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY EXPLAINED BY STEWART SEGAL VIDEO SERIES: EPISODE THREE

Every week, we will be uploading an episode from our video series, The Apprenticeship Levy Explained by Stewart Segal. Our Director of Strategy at 3aaa Apprenticeships will be answering questions and explaining the Apprenticeship Levy in detail, ahead of its introduction in April 2017. This week, Stewart discusses what options are available for businesses who…
Read More

THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY EXPLAINED BY STEWART SEGAL VIDEO SERIES: EPISODE TWO

Every week, we will be uploading an episode from our video series, The Apprenticeship Levy Explained by Stewart Segal. Our Director of Strategy at 3aaa Apprenticeships will be answering questions and explaining the Apprenticeship Levy in detail, ahead of its introduction in April 2017. This week, Stewart explains what Employers can do once they have spent…
Read More

Apprenticeship Levy Conference Summary

Last week saw 3aaa Apprenticeships hold our second Apprenticeship Levy conference for our Exclusive Club Members, who will be utilising their 3aaa Apprenticeship Levy Management partnership to maximise their Levy Contributions from April 2017. The conference was a massive success, with more than 40 large organisations joining the 3aaa Apprenticeship Levy Management team for an…
Read More

The Apprenticeship Levy Explained By Stewart Segal Video Series

Every week, we will be uploading an episode from our video series, The Apprenticeship Levy Explained by Stewart Segal. Our Director of Strategy at 3aaa Apprenticeships will be answering questions and explaining the Apprenticeship Levy in detail, ahead of its introduction in April 2017. This week, Stewart explains how the 3aaa Apprenticeship Levy Management Team…
Read More

3aaa Apprenticeships will host second Apprenticeship Levy conference

On Thursday 8th December 2016, 3aaa Apprenticeships will host their second Apprenticeship Levy conference for large businesses and organisations to discuss the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, which will come into effect in April 2017.  The event is the second in a series of conferences and will be held at the 3aaa County Cricket Ground…
Read More

Apprenticeship Levy Update from our Management Team

With April 2017 just around the corner, this Apprenticeship Levy Update see the 3aaa Apprenticeship Levy Management Team busy getting Employers “Steady & Ready” for the Levy. To date, we are working with over 25 clients to implement their Levy strategies which sees us planning more than £20M worth of Levy Spend. As part of…
Read More

Apprenticeship Levy News Update with Iain Duncan Smith at Leicester Tigers

As part of our ongoing partnership with Leicester Tigers, 3aaa Apprenticeships attended their recent Huddle Network Event on the 8th November where an Apprenticeship Levy news update was the much anticipated hot topic. The keynote speaker of the event was Iain Duncan Smith MP. The former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and currently…
Read More

Apprenticeship Reforms – October 2016

As our previous news released yesterday highlighted, the Government have finalised the details of the Apprenticeship reforms so it is all systems go for all employers across the country, whether you are an organisation paying the levy or not. We wholly support the Government’s Apprenticeship reforms and expect to be a leading player in their…
Read More

Apprenticeship Levy Announcement – October 2016

Today the government has confirmed the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy from April 2017.  The Levy is 0.5% of payroll costs for those employers with a wage bill of more than £3m. This will be collected by HMRC from April 2017.  Following its recent consultation, the Government has confirmed the details of how the Apprenticeship…
Read More

Apprenticeship Levy Conference 2016

On Friday 14th October 2016, 3aaa Apprenticeships held a major conference with over 100 key employers on the Apprenticeship Levy which will be introduced in April 2017. Key speakers at the event included: Nick Hewer (Judge from The Apprentice and former assistant to Lord Sugar), Amanda Solloway (MP for Derby North), John Kirkland OBE (Group Chairman,…
Read More

Multi Academy Trusts are leading the way…

September has been a very busy month for the 3aaa Levy Team, with schools coming back in September we have had over 80 enquiries from Multi Academy Trusts in the last week. 10 Multi Academy Trusts have now signed up to the 3aaa Management Levy Service and our project managers are now on the ground…
Read More

Project Managers Take the Pain Away

Levy paying employers are realising that they need to maximise value from their levy contribution, the question is how do employers make it happen? The answer is simple, utilise the 3aaa offer of free project managers for large employers. For many employers, this is a scary question that without the right apprenticeship partner can be difficult…
Read More

Are you ready for the Apprenticeship Levy?

A question a large number of companies are being asked by training providers – but are training providers ready for the Levy and what will they offer for Levy Management to companies. With a host of “ solutions” out there ranging from a full managed service  (or in other words exactly the same delivery model…
Read More

It’s All Systems Go for the Apprenticeship Levy by Peter Marples

As we previously outlined, we did not envisage any fundamental changes to the previous announcements. Whilst we enter week 2 of the Olympics in Rio with our medal haul increasing, 3aaa are pleased to announce we have signed up our 10th employer to our Levy Management Service, with a further 20 ready to sign in…
Read More

Apprenticeship Levy – The Levy will go ahead in April 2017

It has now been confirmed by the Government that the Apprenticeship Levy will go ahead as planned from April 2017.  This finally will stop the speculation about the future of Apprenticeships and will mean that employers can plan for the implementation of the Levy and how they will utilise the funds in driving forward their…
Read More

Working towards an Effective Apprenticeship Levy Implementation by Stewart Segal

When 3aaa established a team earlier this year to initiate discussions with employers who will be paying the Apprenticeship Levy from April 2017, we thought we might have been a little bit early in the cycle.  In fact employers have welcomed the discussions around how the Levy will affect them and more importantly how they…
Read More

Apprenticeship Levy Update from Peter Marples

Well the sunshine is now out (albeit briefly), our Apprenticeship Levy sales team is beautifully formed and out in the market place. We have advertised for 10 Project Managers to support the initial stages of implementation, so £1 million invested and the Levy hasn’t even started yet. WHAT HAVE WE BEEN DOING AND WHAT ARE…
Read More

How 3aaa are supporting public sector companies with the Apprenticeship Levy

In the last few months 3aaa Apprenticeships have been talking to organisations about the public sector apprenticeship levy and the expansion of the Apprenticeship programme in the public sector.  There is still a lot of confusion about the implementation of the Levy and what organisations can do to invest those Levy payments into cost effective workforce…
Read More

Practical planning for levy implementation

We have been talking to many businesses over the past few months, both big and small in relation to their Levy implementation plans. So what are they saying to us ? Well many businesses remain unaware of what it will mean to them so if you are only just thinking about it, don’t worry, you are…
Read More

The effect of brexit on 3aaa apprenticeships

As 3aaa continues to grow the Apprenticeship programme and even more employers get interested about Apprenticeships and the levy, there have been lots of comments about how the exit from the EU may affect the skills sector. Many of the key skills programmes funded by government have used funds from the EU. That includes Apprenticeships….
Read More

AUTUMN 2015 STATEMENT: APPRENTICESHIP LEVY

With the confirmation of the ‘Apprenticeship Levy’ in George Osborne’s Autumn 2015 Statement and Spending Review effective by April 2017, 3aaa take a look at the impact and opportunities available to employers. The ‘Apprenticeship Levy’ has been set at the rate of 0.5% of payroll with an annual exemption limit of £15,000 meaning that only…
Read More