Under the August 2016 funding proposals, levy paying employers (businesses with an annual payroll >£3million) will be able to use funds accrued in their digital levy account for payment of the training drawn from the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers.
Non-levy paying business, or those business that need to supplement their digital levy account will need to co-invest 10 per cent of the cost of the training with the government to pay the remaining 90 per cent.
CMDA is proposed to be Band 15 in the new bandings with an upper limit of £27,000. This means that for non -levy paying businesses the co-invest amount would be £2,700 over the duration of the training. For the fast track option the fee would be £13,500 over the proposed 2 years and a non-levy paying business contribution would be £1,350.
Information for employers
Graduation is the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of your studies. For graduates in 2017, there is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £42 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost.