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Using your apprenticeship levy to pay for training

Anja Swan

Created by Anja Swan, 1st August 2017


The apprenticeship levy was introduced on 6 April 2017 and levy-paying employers can now use the apprenticeship service to manage their apprenticeships online.

As a levy-paying employer (find out whether you will be paying the levy), your first apprenticeship funds arrived in your account in May. You can use these funds to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment that will help address skills shortages and allow you to invest in the skills and training to help your organisation succeed.

All levy-paying employers can now register securely on the apprenticeship service. Once you have registered, you can add organisations (if you’re a connected organisation), link PAYE schemes that are associated with your apprenticeship funds and invite team members to use the service.

In your account, you’ll need to sign a legal agreement with the Education and Skills Funding Agency to authorise your apprenticeship funding to be paid to your chosen training provider.

You can use find apprenticeship training to search for the right type of apprenticeship training for your organisation and find a training provider who can deliver the training that you need. You can then work with your training provider to post your apprenticeship vacancy online and find the right candidate for the role. Once recruited, you can add your apprenticeship to your account and authorise payment to your training provider.

Find out more about apprenticeships on the North East Growth Hub

Anja Swan

Created by Anja Swan, 3 years ago

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