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.
For higher apprenticeships which start from 1 April 2019 onwards, download, save and complete the higher apprenticeship application form (excel 81KB), and ensure you complete all sections.
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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 higher apprenticeship framework or standard
- The name of the higher apprentice
- The college start date
Acceptable supporting evidence includes an apprenticeship agreement from the college or training provider or all the required information on headed paper from the college or included in an email from the college or training provider (an email address ending .ac.uk).
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.
If your apprentice leaves your employment but has not achieved, we will pay attendance grant up to the date your apprentice left.
If an apprentice moves from one employer to another during the course of the apprenticeship, you will only be paid attendance grant for the period the apprentice was employed by your company.
If you don't submit your paperwork within 20 weeks of the start date of the higher 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 grant, which is available when your apprentice successfully completes a 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 form below.
On completion of your apprentice Framework or EPA, we will pay attendance grant up to the date your apprentice achieved.
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 a higher 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.