Putting recent recruits onto an apprenticeship: how much does it cost?

On this page you’ll find a guide to costs for a selection of apprenticeships, taking into account the government’s Cash Payment, as announced in the 3 March 2021 budget.
To benefit from the government’s Cash Payment, your recent recruit will  have been employed by you for less than 6 months. They must be employed by you on 30 September 2021 and remain in post for at least 1 year – the duration of their apprenticeship.
At the EDA we support apprentices earning at least the National Minimum Wage, but this is a guide and you can pay more if you wish.

Trade Supplier Apprentice - for a recent recruit to your team: 40 hours a week

This is a Level 2 apprenticeship. Level 2 is equivalent to 5 GCSE passes, and is also referred to as an Intermediate apprenticeship. 

In England, apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced, Higher, and Degree level. 
Age / National Min WageManagement Fee for the EDA Apprenticeships Plus serviceYour 5% contribution to training fee (£4,000 training fee is 95% funded by government)Cash payment from governmentTotal Apprenticeship Cost
Age 16-17: £185/week or £4.62/hour£962£200-£3,000-£1,838 giving you enough money to purchase all 12 EDA Product Knowledge Modules
Age 18-20: £262/week or £6.56/hour£1,364£200-£3,000-£1,436 giving you enough money to purchase 11 EDA Product Knowledge Modules
Age 21-22: £334/week or £8.36/hour£1,738£200-£3,000-£1,062 giving you enough money to purchase 8 EDA Product Knowledge Modules
Age 23+ £356/week or £8.91/hour£1,853£200-£3,000-£857 giving you enough money to purchase 6 EDA Product Knowledge Modules

Supply Chain/Warehouse Apprentice - for a recent recruit to your team: 40 hours a week

This is a Level 2 apprenticeship. Level 2 is equivalent to 5 GCSE passes, and is also referred to as an Intermediate apprenticeship. 

In England, apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced, Higher, and Degree level. 
Age / National Min WageManagement Fee for the EDA Apprenticeships Plus serviceYour 5% contribution to training fee (£3,000 training fee is 95% funded by government)Cash payment from governmentTotal Apprenticeship Cost
Age 16-17: £185/week or £4.62/hour£962£150-£3,000-£1,888 enough money left over to buy all 12 EDA Product Knowledge Modules
Age 18-20: £262/week or £6.56/hour£1,364£150-£3,000-£1,486 enough money left over to buy 11 EDA Product Knowledge Modules
Age 21-22: £334/week or £8.36/hour£1,738£150-£3,000-£1,112 enough money left over to buy 8 EDA Product Knowledge Modules
Age 23+ £356/week or £8.91/hour£1,853£150-£3,000-£907 enough money left over to buy 6 EDA Product Knowledge Modules

Customer Service Practitioner Apprentice - for a recent recruit to your team 40 hours a week

This is a Level 2 apprenticeship. Level 2 is equivalent to 5 GCSE passes, and is also referred to as an Intermediate apprenticeship. 

In England, apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced, Higher, and Degree level. 
Age / National Min WageManagement Fee for the EDA Apprenticeships Plus serviceYour 5% contribution to training fee (£3,500 training fee is 95% funded by government)Cash payment from governmentTotal Apprenticeship Cost
Age 16-17: £185/week or £4.62/hour£962£175-£3,000-£1,863 enough money left over to buy all 12 EDA Product Knowledge Modules
Age 18-20: £262/week or £6.56/hour£1,364£175-£3,000-£1,461 enough money left over to buy 11 EDA Product Knowledge Modules
Age 21-22: £334/week or £8.36/hour£1,738£175-£3,000-£1,087 enough money left over to buy 8 EDA Product Knowledge Modules
Age 23+ £356/week or £8.91/hour£1,853£175-£3,000-£882 enough money left over to buy 6 EDA Product Knowledge Modules