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Register for an apprenticeship service account

You need to register for an apprenticeship service account if you’re:

  • a levy-paying employer
  • an employer receiving a transfer of levy funds

You’ll need the sign in details for your organisation’s Government Gateway account. You can create an account if your organisation does not have one.

Do not use your payroll agent’s sign in details. 

You must connect your account with every organisation that will make an agreement with your training provider. You can also give your employees different levels of access.

Levy-paying employers

As a levy-paying employer you can use your account to:

  • sign your ESFA employer agreement
  • add PAYE schemes (to make sure you receive levy funds)
  • add your organisations contracting with training providers
  • invite your employees to join the account
  • add apprentices (you can also ask your training provider to do this for you)
  • search for apprenticeships and approved training providers
  • manage and view your transactions 
  • transfer unused annual funds to other employers

Employers that do not pay the levy

You must only register for an apprenticeship service account if you are receiving a transfer. Agree the transfer details with the sending employer before you register for an account. 

As an employer receiving a transfer you can use your account to:

  • sign your ESFA employer agreement
  • add apprentices (you can also ask your training provider to do this for you)
  • invite your employees to join the account
  • manage and view your transactions 

Non-levy employers can only add apprentices funded by a transfer to their account.

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