Employers – Using the Apprenticeship Service
Employers who will be using the Apprenticeship Service need to register to manage their apprenticeship funds at:
At the moment, this service is only available to employers who are paying the apprenticeship levy.
Use this service to:-
- Create an account
- Add organisations
- Link your PAYE schemes
- Invite members of your team to use the service
When you set up your account you will need your Government Gateway login details for the PAYE schemes that you want to include in your account.
When you employ apprentices, the PAYE scheme they are paid through must be attached to your account.
You will need to sign the electronic agreement declaration with the Government Agency before you can spend any funds in your account. Once you’ve accepted the agreement you can:
- Add or amend information about apprentices and training
- Authorise payment to your training provider
- View payment activity in your account and view your balance
- Pause or stop a payment to your training provide if the apprentice leaves
N.B. if you do not add any apprentices to your account, your training provider will not get paid. The data they submit must match the information you’ve approved for each apprentice in your employ.
To choose a Training Provider, use the ‘Find Apprenticeship Training’ service at:
If you have chosen a standard you will need to select an assessment organisation, which ITEC staff will be able to assist with.
A price and schedule of payments needs to be contractually agreed with your training provider for each apprentice, which includes the cost training and assessment (including any costs for end point assessment on a standards apprenticeship).
Once your apprenticeship training has commenced, monthly payments will be taken from your account and passed to your training provider electronically.
For help and assistance, please contact Kirk or Toni at ITEC on 01268 286292 – we are here to help!