You can claim if you’re levy-registered with CITB and up to date with your levy returns. You also need to meet our general Grants Scheme terms and conditions.
If we are your apprenticeship provider, your dedicated Apprenticeship Officer will help you complete your application paperwork correctly. As long as we receive the correct paperwork within 20 weeks of the start of the apprenticeship, we will begin making your grant payments, backdated to this start date.
Your attendance grant will be paid automatically every 13 weeks.
Other apprenticeship providers
If we are not your apprenticeship provider, you’ll need to complete an application form.
If you employ apprentices who start training after 1 April 2019, download and save the Apprenticeship grant application form (Excel 189KB) and ensure you complete all sections. This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.
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You must provide supporting evidence from your college or training provider with your application. The evidence must show:
- The full title of the apprenticeship framework or standard
- The name of the apprentice
- The college start date
Acceptable supporting evidence can be in the form of:
- an apprenticeship agreement from the college or training provider or
- all the required information from the college on headed paper or included in an email from the college or training provider (an email address ending .ac.uk) or
- a government DAS report.
Evidence directly from an employer, certificates or unit credit reports are not acceptable evidence.
Send your complete application form and supporting evidence to customer.servicesYNET@citb.co.uk.
As long as we receive the correct paperwork within 20 weeks of the start of the apprenticeship, we will begin making your grant payments, backdated to this start date.
We will send you an application form every 13 weeks to confirm that your apprentice is still in training and employment. You must make the confirmation within 3 months of the application form issue date to continue to receive payments.
If you don't submit your paperwork within 20 weeks of the start date of the apprenticeship, we won't backdate payments to the start date of the apprenticeship. We only make attendance grant payments backdated to the date on which we receive your paperwork.
You should receive an application form for achievement grants, which are available when your apprentice successfully completes an intermediate, advanced or higher apprenticeship framework or EPA.
You should confirm the application within 3 months of its issue to receive the achievement grant.
If you don’t receive an application form within 1 month of the achievement date, complete the correct form below.
If your apprentice completes the framework or EPA early, we will pay any remaining attendance grant which falls within the same Grants Scheme year as the achievement date.
Second apprenticeships at all levels
You may apply for grant for up to two apprenticeships per level per apprentice, if:
- the apprentice takes on a second apprenticeship in a different occupation or trade, or
- the apprentice progresses to another level within the same occupation or trade.
While you receive an apprenticeship grant you can’t apply for any other grants for the same apprentice, except for short course achievements and plant qualifications which are necessary, appropriate and not included within the apprenticeship.
You must meet the cost of other additional training.