The apprenticeship levy is paid by organizations with a wage bill of over £3m per annum.  A 0.5% levy is taken by HMRC on a monthly basis and held in the digital apprenticeship service account.

This can only be spent on the funding for an approved apprenticeship standard. Many organisations are unable to fully spend their levy and can gift to non ley paying organisations to pay for their apprenticeship funding

Without this the government will fund 95% of the apprenticeship funding band for candidates aged 19+, for the nurse associate apprenticeship this is £750 per candidate