Employers will be expected to enter into a formal contract with the University and support employees fully throughout their health and social care apprenticeship. This includes allowing day release for the course, as well as paying contributions towards tuition costs and professional body membership fees alongside the employee’s normal wage.
Businesses with an annual payroll above £3million will be classed as a levy paying employer and will be able to use funds accrued in their digital apprenticeship service (DAS) account for payment of the training.
Non-levy paying businesses, or those businesses 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.
You can find out more about funding an apprenticeship and the apprenticeship levy in our guide for employers.
While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. These additional costs are listed below. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact email@example.com.
- Two uniforms will be provided by Solent University (unless you employer wishes to provide their own) but if you need more, you will be responsible for the cost of any additional uniforms (estimated £30 each)
- You will need to be up to date with all expected occupational immunisations and, if this cost is not covered by your employer or GP, you will be responsible for this.
- You will need to be able to travel to university and your placements - travel costs will be associated with this and you will be responsible for these.
For graduates in 2020, there is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £45 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.
Extra guest tickets will go on sale after results publication and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The cost per ticket was £15 in 2019, but this fee is subject to change for future years. Please note, we do not guarantee there will be any extra tickets available to purchase.