This guide is essential for non levy employers who are managing Apprenticeship funds on behalf of their business. This is a step by step guide to creating an account through the Apprenticeship Service. Please follow the instructions carefully and please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need further support. Please download the PDF opposite.
There has been an extension to the transition period onto the service – funds available for new starts on non-levy procured contracts can now be used until 31 March 2021
There is a commitment to giving smaller employers greater control over their Apprenticeship choices by moving towards a system in which employers select an Apprenticeship standard, choose their training provider and secure access to funding for all new Apprenticeships through the Apprenticeship Service. As originally planned, this means, over time, more employers who do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy will begin to access Apprenticeship training via the Apprenticeship Service, as well as through a provider with an existing government contract (now extended until 31 March 2021).
Following this extended transition all starts will be through the Apprenticeship Service from 1 April 2021. Contract variations will be issued in the summer to support the changes and performance management rules will be confirmed shortly through the usual routes.