STAP-budget

On this page you can read how you can use your STAP budget for a WSET or WSG wine course at Amsterdam Wine Academy. Read the conditions carefully to make sure you can make a successful application!

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Want to use STAP-budget with us?

As an employee, self-employed person or job seeker, you can apply for a STAP budget of up to EUR. 1,000.00 applications for following a course. This allows you to develop yourself further, become better at your profession and strengthen your position on the labor market. STAP stands for “Stimulans Arbeidsmarkt Positie” and replaces the old tax deduction of training costs.

At Amsterdam Wine Academy you can follow the WSET level 2, WSET level 3 and French Wine Scholar courses using the STAP subsidy.

https://business.gov.nl/subsidy/stap-budget-training-development/

How do you apply for STAP budget?

Step 1. Choose your course

Go to the course you want to follow on our website and choose 'Register'. In the registration form you tick that you want to use the STAP subsidy.
PLEASE NOTE: If you opt for STAP subsidy, only 1 participant can be registered at a time. In addition, the start time of the course you choose is at least four weeks after submitting your application (at UWV) and at most three months after the application period has ended. In other words, not all of our wine courses are eligible.

Step 2. Amsterdam Wine Academy processes your registration​

We will get started with your registration and will let you know whether you have been admitted no later than 3 working days after receipt of your registration. In that case you will receive the STAP registration form from us. You will need this when applying for the STAP budget from the UWV, which you must do yourself.

Step 3. Immediately after the application period has started, apply for a STAP budget yourself from the UWV (be quick: gone = gone!)

Immediately after the application period has started, apply for your STAP budget on the website of the UWV. You will receive a message from them as soon as the STAP budget has been allocated.
PLEASE NOTE: If the budget has not been allocated to you and there is no other/2nd possibility to request the budget, we will deregister you from the relevant study programme. If you still want to participate for a fee, you will have to register online again.

Step 4. Amsterdam Wine Academy settles the STAP budget with the training costs

Amsterdam Wine Academy receives the STAP budget allocated to you and settles this with the costs of the training you have chosen. When the training costs exceed the maximum STAP budget of EUR. 1,000, you will receive an additional invoice. This must be paid before the start of the training.

Most frequently asked questions about STAP

The STAP budget is intended for every working person (in paid employment or as a self-employed person) or job seeker. It does not matter in which sector you work and whether you want to be trained or retrained with the STAP budget. Please check whether you meet the conditions.
 

STAP budget conditions

· You are between 18 and retirement age.
· You work as an employee, are an entrepreneur or currently have no work.
· You live in the Netherlands.
· At the time of application, you will not receive a student grant, teacher grant or allowance for school costs for adults. You can combine the STAP budget with the Lifelong Learning Credit.
· You will not receive a contribution from anyone other than the UWV for the costs of your study program for which you are applying for a STAP budget.
· The starting time of your program is at least four weeks after submitting your application and at most three months after the end of the application period.
· You have not been allocated the STAP budget before this calendar year.
· In order to retain your right to STAP budget, you must have demonstrably followed the course. For example, a minimum presence of 80% is required. If this is not the case, the UWV may decide to reclaim the subsidy from you.
· You can apply for one STAP budget per year for one study programme. It is not possible to follow multiple courses with a STAP budget.
For all conditions, see stapuwv.nl.

You can use the STAP budget for the WSET level 2WSET level 3 and French Wine Scholar courses of the Amsterdam Wine Academy. If the training costs exceed the STAP budget of EUR. 1,000.00 you will receive an invoice for the difference.
Furthermore, one of the conditions is that the starting date of your course is at least four weeks after submitting your application (at the UWV) and at most three months after the application period has expired. So keep this in mind because this makes that not all our WSET Level 2 and WSET Level 3 courses are eligible.

STAP application periods 2023
February 28, 2023 to April 30, 2023
1 May 2023 to 2 July 2023
July 3, 2023 to September 3, 2023
September 4, 2023 to October 31, 2023
1 November 2023 to 31 December 2023

Applying for a STAP budget is very easy. You can register for the program of your choice via www.amsterdamwineacademy.com. You will then receive a STAP registration certificate from us. You can apply for your STAP subsidy online at UWV via www.stapuwv.nl.

Good to know!
The demand for STAP budget is high and gone = gone. So make sure you’re there on time! Go to www.stapuwv.nl well before 10:00 am on 2 January, click on Request STAP budget and do not refresh your browser anymore. If you have reported for your study programme, you will receive the proof of registration from us by e-mail that you need for your grant application.

What happens if my application is confirmed?
When your application is confirmed, we will finalize your registration. UWV then pays your training afterwards to the Amsterdam Wine Academy. If your training costs more than € 1,000, you only pay the rest yourself.

What happens if my application is rejected?
Your registration will not be final until you receive the STAP budget. If this does not happen, your registration will not be finalized and you will be deregistered from the relevant course. In some cases it is possible to request the budget at 2 different rounds, in this case we will only deregister you if the budget has not been allocated in both attempts and there is no further option. Of course you can also choose to follow the course without a STAP budget, but then you will have to register online again.

In 2023, 200 million euros will be available. The STAP budget is divided over various application periods. Applications are assessed in order of receipt. The following applies: on = on. It is therefore important that you act early and submit your application as soon as possible.

STAP time slots 2023
February 28, 2023 to April 30, 2023
1 May 2023 to 2 July 2023
July 3, 2023 to September 3, 2023
September 4, 2023 to October 31, 2023
1 November 2023 to 31 December 2023

No that is impossible. You can only use the STAP budget for a course that starts at least four weeks after the next application round.

Why choose AWA?

Ja, ik wil meer leren over wijn!

Yes, I want to learn more about wine!

Amsterdam Wine Academy is a WSET and WSG approved program provider.

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