<class="image full"="">recruit an apprentice
<class="image full"="">employ an apprentice
<class="image full"="">apprenticeship levy

Apprenticeship Levy - Digital Apprenticeship Service Account

The Apprenticeship Service is the new digital interface for services designed to support the uptake of apprenticeships.  The service is aimed primarily at employers who engage with learning providers and apprenticeship assessment organisations to deliver and facilitate the apprenticeship programme.

How to access your funds in your Digital Apprenticeship Service Account

Employers have been able to register to create an online account from January 2017.  This must be used to manage your apprenticeships.

Your new Digital Service Account is the area within the Apprenticeship Service where employers can manage their funding and apprentices, view their account balance and plan their spending. The Digital Account will need to be used to...

- receive Levy funds to spend on apprenticeships
- select a training provider from the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers
- manage your apprentices
- manage your funding and pay your training provider


What can you buy with funds in your Digital Apprenticeship Service Account

You can only use funds in your account to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment for apprentices that work at least 50% of the time in England, and only up to the funding band maximum for that apprenticeship.

If the costs of training and assessment go over the funding band maximum, you will need to pay the difference with other funds from your own budget.

You can’t use funds in your account to pay for other costs associated with your apprentices (such as wages, statutory licences to practise, travel and subsidiary costs, work placement programmes or the setting up of an apprenticeship programme).

Read the apprenticeship funding rules for full details of what you can and can’t pay for with funds from your apprenticeship service account.

Employees living in England

The apprenticeship service only supports the English apprenticeship system, so the amount of funds in each employer’s account will depend on how many of their employees live in England. This is called the ‘English percentage’.

HMRC calculates your ‘English percentage’ from the information you provide about your paybill, and uses it to put the right proportion of levy funds in your account. Your latest English percentage will be visible in your account.

Engineering Apprenticeships

Become an Apprentice

Engineering Apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification, whilst being in employment.

Click for Apprenticeships

Employ an Apprentice

Employers - Find an Apprentice

SETA help you recruit the right person to choosing the appropriate qualifications and supporting you throughout the Apprenticeship.

Click to Recruit

Industry Training Courses

Wide Range of Courses

SETA offer a wide range of courses for industry including adult courses. Find out how we can help you by following the link below.

Click for Courses