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Universities enticed by apprenticeship levy cash

Offering courses for large UK employers could prove lucrative for Scottish institutions

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The apprenticeship levy, which was launched just over a year ago, has not been short of critics. However, educational institutions north and south of the border have also spotted the business opportunities provided by the levy, which has to be paid by all large employers across the UK.

Universities are at the forefront of this trend. To be able to offer apprenticeships, organisations have to be listed on the Westminster government’s Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP), which includes hundreds of private and public sector providers.

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