Dove Nest Group

What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

From April 2017 the world of learning and development within the UK  dramatically changed; from then all organisations, whether public or private, who have an annual payroll over £3 million will pay 0.5% of the payroll cost into the Apprenticeship Levy.  All organisations, whether they currently have apprentices or not will be subject to the Levy.  In addition, Public Sector organisations have another target, in that 2.32% of the workforce must be apprentices.

Most large businesses are still working out exactly what this means for them; with most corporate training budgets amounting to between 1 – 4% of payroll this levy could mean a dramatic reduction and forced change in the way training and development right through to middle managers is both considered and funded.  For small and medium sized enterprises this could mean considerable support is now available for recruiting and training apprentices.

How can Dove Nest help?

At Dove Nest Group we can help you in many ways; as an accredited ILM Centre we are in the position already to offer the relevant Leadership and Management and Coaching qualifications that form a central element of business and management apprenticeships; and through partnerships with Further Education we can support you across a wide range of other skills based apprenticeships. We can also offer CMI qualifications.

Our Business Psychologists can aid with the recruitment and assessment of apprentices and our learning and development experts can assist with both training needs analysis and evaluation.

In our 2022 Ofsted Inspection, Dove Nest Group were awarded with Grade 2 Good, with Behaviour and Attitudes rated as Outstanding.

Some of our Apprenticeship Statistics as of 9.08.2022


Dove Nest’s Leadership and Management Apprentice Programmes

Leadership and Management Apprentice Programme Features

Embedded Learning
• Delivered through a combination of formal and informal delivery, self-study, work-based learning and coaching
• One and two day workshops, supported by face-to-face and telephone coaching
• Practical and realistic based learning activities
• Residential workshops, based at Dove Nest venues or at a location that meets the needs of the employer

Learner Management System
• On-line development portfolio and CPD Log
• Supporting resources
• Tracks leaner progress
• Discussion and advice forums
• Coach / trainer support

Milestone Reviews
• Engaging Line Managers in learner development
• Grounding the programme by connecting learning to the workplace
• Identifying development opportunities

Personal Project
• Relevant to the business
• Benefits the learner and organisation
• Direct application of learning
• Opportunity for demonstrable ROI

Our programmes are suited to existing or newly appointed managers, supervisors and team leaders.


Benefits of leadership development through apprenticeships with Dove Nest Group

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Learner Case Studies

To read some of our learner case studies, please click here Learner Case Studies


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