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Register for an apprenticeship service account

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

  • a levy-paying employer
  • an employer with an annual pay bill under £3 million
  • an employer receiving a transfer of apprenticeship service 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:

  • accept 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 with an annual pay bill under £3 million

You can use your account to:

  • accept your ESFA employer agreement
  • reserve funds and add apprentices (you can also ask your training provider to do this for you)
  • add your organisations contracting with training providers
  • search for apprenticeships and approved training providers
  • invite your employees to join the account
  • receive a transfer from a levy-paying employer
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