Apprenticeship Levy Guide

Take a look at the Apprenticeship Levy Guide, produced by the CIPP policy and research team

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Changes to apprenticeships and CIPP delivery of apprenticeships
As the Chartered body for the payroll profession, we are pleased to announce that we are working with the below training providers, to provide the knowledge elements of the standard to enable their experienced teams to deliver the apprenticeship.

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In the same reforms, endpoint assessment organisations (EPAO) were introduced. The EPAO for the Payroll administrator apprenticeship standard can be found on the Register of end-point assessment organisations (EPAO) page of GOV.UK.

Organisations that are registered for end-point assessment of level 3 payroll administration apprenticeship standard can be seen below: 

Payroll administration endpoint assessment organisations

  DSW Consulting Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Orca EPA
EPAO ID EPA0041 EPA0066 EPA0528
Contact name Jake Tween Allison Wildish Carl Slater
Contact address DSW House Unit 3, Hayfield Business Park Field Lane Auckley Doncaster 122-126 Tooley Street London 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London
Postcode DN9 3FL SE1 2TU WC2H 9JQ
Contact number 01302760008 02034054000 020 3289 6206
Delivery area All England All England All England
Organisation type Training Provider Professional Body Assessment organisation
Website DSW Consulting

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Orca EPA
Standard Payroll administrator - Level 3 Payroll administrator - Level 3 Payroll administrator - Level 3

CIPP's involvement in apprenticeships
In addition, we are working with Loughborough University to deliver the MSc in Strategic Leadership, which can be funded through the apprenticeship levy.

Advertising an Apprenticeship vacancy
GOV.UK has provided useful information on their Employing an Apprentice website. The page includes:

  • Overview
  • Get funding
  • Pay and conditions for apprentices
  • Make an apprenticeship agreement

Finding a training provider to deliver apprenticeships
A full list of all apprenticeship standards (and their development) can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website. Once you have selected the standard you require, you are also able to search for a training provider to deliver this for you.

Payroll education and training
If you wish to review other education options in the meantime, the CIPP offers a wide portfolio of training and qualifications ranging from new entrants to the sector to our MSc in Strategic Leadership.