Apprenticeship Levy

Using your Apprenticeship Levy

As an employer with a pay bill of more than £3 million, you are required to pay the Apprenticeship levy. You can manage funds using the Apprenticeship service and spend it on training and assessing your Apprentices.

The Government will apply a 10% top up to the funds that you have in your account.

If you don’t have enough funds, you will need to pay 5% of the outstanding balance and the Government will pay the rest. This is up to the funding band maximum allocated to each specific Apprenticeship.

For Apprentices that started before 1st April 2019, you will need to contribute 10%.

If you exceed the funding band maximum, you will need to pay the additional costs.

If you don’t already have an account, find out how to set up an apprenticeship service account as an employer. 

Transfer funds to another employer

If you have unused Apprenticeship funds, you can transfer them to another employer using the Apprenticeship service. This will support them to pay for Apprenticeship training and assessment.

You can find employers who want to receive a transfer by:

  • Working with employers in your supply chain.
  • Getting in touch with employers in your industry.
  • Contact an Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA).
  • Working with regional partners.

You can transfer a maximum of 25% of your levy funds.