The Apprenticeship Service
Everything you need to know about setting up your account.
The Apprenticeship Service, also known as the Digital Apprenticeship Service (AS), is an online platform created by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). It is used by employers and training providers to reserve and administer funding for apprentices. The Apprenticeship Service was originally designed to enable large employers to manage their apprenticeship levy funds (PAYE over £3m) and is gradually being expanded to help smaller organisations reserve funding for apprenticeships.
The service gives you better access to high quality apprenticeships as well as greater control over apprenticeship training decisions. It enables you to:
All new apprenticeships are funded via the Apprenticeship Service from 1st April 2021, so it is a good time to transition to the service.
The process is straightforward and should be completed by a person of authority within your organisation. It is important that the right people in your company have the right access and permission levels to manage the system and budgets. There are four main steps you need to follow:
You will need the following information before you start the registration process:
The number of apprentices that small employers can start through the Apprenticeship Service has increased from 3 to 10. This has been refreshed from the 1st June 2022.
You have the option of managing the account yourself or of instructing a training provider with an existing government contract such as Hawk Training to take on administrative responsibility. We are happy to guide you and discuss these options in more detail.
Meet our dedicated programme design team to: