We have an apprentice who is 18 years old and is also a care leaver, would I be right in thinking that we would only be entitled to the £1000 as the £2000 is purely for 19-24 year old care leavers/ECHP?
16-18 receive both the Provider and Employer incentive irrespective if they have ECHP.
P86. You and the employer will receive a payment towards the additional cost associated with training if, at the start of the apprenticeship, the apprentice is:
86.1. aged between 16 and 18 years old (or 15 years of age if the apprentice’s 16th birthday is between the last Friday of June and 31 August)
86.2. aged between 19 and 24 years old and has either an EHC plan provided by their local authority or has been in the care of their local authority as defined in paragraph 88