The apprenticeship service is an online system that has been created so that employers can manage their apprenticeship funding quickly and easily.

Sue Husband, director of the National Apprenticeship Service, explains why this system has been set up:

“Employers have told us that they want to be in control of their apprenticeship programme and funding. They want to manage it quickly and easily, so we have designed the apprenticeship service to do just that. It’s really quick to set up an account, and employers that have already registered during our testing phase have told us how easy they found it.”

It shouldn’t take more than ten minutes for you to set up your account, but there are a few things you can do in advance to speed the process up. This includes having your Government Gateway login details for PAYE schemes to hand as well as the details for each organisation that will be making an agreement with a training provider. To find out more, visit the government’s register to manage your apprenticeship funds page.

By setting this account up now, you’ll be ready for the levy come April 6th.

If you have any questions about your account, you can email helpdesk@manage-apprenticeships.service.gov.uk or call 08000 150 600.