Council Tax discount for youth trainees or apprentices

Youth trainees

You can qualify for a youth trainee discount if:

  • you are under the age of 25 
  • undertaking a course on an approved training scheme such as TCT, Options, Future and Next Step.


You can qualify for an apprentice discount if:

  • you are employed for the purpose of learning a trade, business, profession, office, employment or vocation,
  • you are involved in an apprenticeship leading to a qualification accredited by the National Council for Vocational Qualifications (NVQ)
  • you earn less than £195 per week


To apply for the discount you will need to:

  1. Download and complete the application form
  2. Scan the completed refund form using either a scanner or taking a picture of it using your mobile phone.
  3. Send the scanned/pictured image to your computer eg by email or text.
  4. Attach the image and answer the questions on the evidence form.

Supporting documents

You will need to send us a letter from the organisation confirming your apprenticeship or training course. The letter needs to confirm the name of the course and course dates.