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Apprenticeship Training and Related Services

Crown Commercial Service is working in collaboration with Civil Service Learning (CSL) to create a framework agreement with selected Education and Skills Funding Agency-registered apprenticeship training providers that supports public and third sector bodies to access training and apprenticeship services that meet UK standards.  


In May 2017 the system for the funding and procurement of apprenticeship training changed with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, which will require public sector employers with a pay bill over £3 million each year to make an investment in apprenticeships (0.5% of their annual pay bill).

Employers will access the funds through a Digital Apprenticeship Account (DAA) controlled by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). The DAA will be hosted on a system known as the digital Apprenticeship Service (AS). Each levy-paying employer will have a virtual account equivalent in value to its contribution, minus an amount equivalent to the notional contribution for its employees that live in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, plus a government top-up of 10%.

Funds in the Digital Account can only be used to cover the cost of apprenticeship training and end point assessment for apprenticeships undertaken in England. To access the funds employers will need to show, through the AS, that it has a contract for the delivery of a recognised apprenticeship, by a registered provider. For these purposes a registered provider is a training provider that appears on the ESFA Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

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