Skills Plus Partnership

Skills Plus is a FIESTA initiative in partnership with the Apprenticeship Management Group that will enable employers to attract, recruit and develop the skills of the next generation.

Skills Plus and Achieve+Partners are working together to support providers and employers.

Support for employers

Levy Management Service

This is aimed at larger levy paying companies (annual payrolls of £3m plus) that directly employ one or more apprentices.  While Levy-paying employers can contract directly with a training provider, the 2017 reformed system places a great deal more responsibility on the employer. The Skills Plus service takes over these responsibilities.

Skills Plus for Non-Levy paying Employers

With an Apprentice Training Agency (ATA) at its core, Skills Plus enables non-levy paying employers (annual payrolls of £3m or less) to access a much wider selection of funded skills training, some of which will not normally be accessible to them. It provides independent advice and guidance on the best available training provision though its training partners.

To contact Skills Plus call: 0800 644 6447 or email

We are delighted that we’ll be working closely with Achieve+Partners in the delivery, promotion and development of the Fitted Furniture Apprenticeship.

Damian Walters

Chief Executive, BIKBBI

We are fully committed to working with Achieve+Partners on the Level 3 apprenticeship Fitted Furniture Technician.

Craig Matson

CHAIRMAN, TKET

Our partnership with Achieve+Partners will help us to further unite the sector and provide education and training solutions to really meet the ever-evolving needs of the employers and continue to attract much needed talent to the industry.

Gary Baker

CHAIR, FIESTA

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