London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of a select group of universities nationwide and one of just two in London, chosen to receive government funding to deliver Higher and Degree Apprenticeships for apprentices from non-levy paying employers.

LSBU achieved an impressive 1700 points out of 1700 in the scoring process to gain support from The Education and Skills Funding agency (ESFA). This enables the University to confirm places now for apprentices from the thousands of non-levy employers including those that have been sending their staff to study at LSBU for many years.

On Friday 8 December ESFA published the outcome of its review into guaranteed funding for new and existing non-levy paying employers offering apprenticeships to ‘new starts’ for the period 1st January 2018 to end of March 2019.

From April 2019 EFSA intends that all employers will use the Apprenticeship Service to access apprenticeship training for ‘new starts'.

Professor Pat Bailey, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of LSBU, said: “This very good news for London’s employers, including our many local SMEs. It means that the University will be able to guarantee a firm offer of apprenticeships to employers and their staff for 2018 starts.”

There are 24 Universities that received non-levy funding up to December 2017 who were unsuccessful in their bid, including Kingston, which means that currently they will not be able to work with non-levy employers from Jan 2018 until March 2019. Inevitably some of those universities with unsuccessful bids will appeal against the decision.
HEI Results from Non Levy Tender December 2017
  Awarded Non Levy
 Not Awarded (previously had non- levy funding)  
ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY
ASTON UNIVERSITY
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE NEW UNIVERSITY
BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
CITY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY
MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY
NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY
TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
SOUTHAMPTON SOLENT UNIVERSITY
THE SKILLS PARTNERSHIP LIMITED
STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY
THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
THE UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER
THE UNIVERSITY OF HULL
THE UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW LIMITED
UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER
THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST LONDON
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE BIRMINGHAM
UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
UNIVERSITY OF DERBY
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE
UNIVERSITY OF WINCHESTER
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH
 
UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD, THE
 
UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND
 
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
 
UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON
 
WRITTLE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
 

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