Guidance for Training Providers
If you are the preferred training provider for a business located in the Leeds City Region, seeking 100% apprenticeship funding through a levy transfer, contact the Apprenticeship Levy Support Service to register the apprenticeship(s) on behalf of the business.
Are you a training provider seeking to secure apprenticeship funding?
If your organisation is the preferred training provider for a Leeds City Region business seeking to secure 100% apprenticeship funding, you can register the apprenticeship(s) on the Apprenticeship Levy Support Service on the business’ behalf.
Businesses seeking levy transfer funding must ask their training provider to register the apprenticeship(s) on their behalf.
What happens next?
The Levy Support Team will then aim to facilitate an introduction between your organisation and a levy business willing to discuss an apprenticeship levy transfer.
Before contacting us please read our FAQs which include information about what businesses are eligible to use the service.
Training providers are also reminded of ESFA’s (Employment & Skills Funding Agency) Apprenticeship Funding Rules for Employers, in particular rule E203 concerning the receiving business’ eligibility.
Important - Businesses seeking apprenticeship funding are unable to register their apprenticeship funding needs directly. Registration must be via their preferred training provider. Find out more information for businesses.
Read about how our work with ASDA helped create 10 apprenticeships with Twinkles Nurseries here.
Please click here to view our Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Toolkit.
- Step 1 - Registering an apprenticeship(s)
Training providers complete the training provider contact form to notify the Levy Support team they have an apprenticeship(s) to register.
The levy support will then email you with details of the next steps.
Please complete and return to Levy Support Team. Do not include any personal data in your response.
Important: Only apprenticeship standards can be registered, but they can be at any level and from any sector. The business seeking a levy transfer must also be based in West Yorkshire or York. See FAQs for more information.
- Step 2 - Levy transfer introductions
The Levy Support Team will aim to facilitate introductions between training providers and levy businesses on a first come, first served basis. We will then facilitate an introduction between the levy donor company and the training provider to discuss next steps.
Important: Some levy businesses may stipulate that they will only consider a levy transfer to a business within their sector or particular area. We have no influence over this or its potential impact on facilitating introductions. We can not guarantee a levy transfer will be agreed.
- Step 3 – After the levy transfer discussion
Additional support we offer:
- Support for any apprenticeship service account issues
- Support in media coverage and press releases
- Regular catch ups
- Monthly updates on progress and issues
Get in touch for advice or support
Get in touch with our Business Support Service and we can help you find the right support for your business needs. You can call us on 0113 348 1818 or email us for more information.