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EMPLOYER CORNER

WHAT IS THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY?

WHAT IS THE D.A.S.?
(DIGITAL APPRENTICES SERVICE)

NOW LIVE

CHECK APPRENTICES ARE ON THE LATEST VERSIONS OF STANDARDS

This update enables you to check that apprentices are on the latest versions of their apprenticeship standards. This ensures they receive training and assessment in line with industry requirements and businesses can benefit from their up-to-date skills.

How it works

When you or employers add an apprentice to the Apprenticeship Service, you select their apprenticeship standard.

Standards outline what an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them, by job role. Standards are regularly reviewed and when a change is made they are given a new version number.

 

You can view changes to a standard by checking the version log at the bottom of the standard's webpage.

New apprentices

Any apprentices added to the Apprenticeship Service are now automatically assigned to the latest versions of their standards. In addition, if options are available, you or employers can now select your preferred options.

Existing apprentices

You or employers can now move existing apprentices onto the latest versions of their standards, in line with the funding rules. In addition, if options are available, you or employers can now select your preferred options.

What you need to do

To check which version of a standard an apprentice is on, or to move an existing apprentice onto the latest version, simply sign in to your account and select an apprentice from the 'Manage your apprentices' section.

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REMINDERS

APPRENTICESHIP FUNDING PLEDGES NOW LIVE

Levy paying employers can now create a pledge of up to 25% of their annual levy funds to support apprenticeships in other businesses.

 

All businesses, including training providers and intermediary bodies, can review these funding pledges online. Employers can apply for funding to pay for 100% of their apprenticeship training and assessment costs (up to the funding band maximum).

'MY APPRENTICESHIP' ACCOUNTS (apprentice email addresses now required)

You or employers must now add a unique email address when adding an apprentice record to the Apprenticeship Service, including bulk uploads.

 

The apprentice will then receive an email invitation to create a 'My apprenticeship' account and confirm their apprenticeship details.

FIND EMPLOYERS THAT NEED A TRAINING PROVIDER

You can now review a list of employers who can’t find a provider offering the apprenticeship training they need. If you are interested in supporting one or more of these employers, you can share your details so they can get in touch with you.

 

To do so, sign in to your account and select ‘Find employers that need a training provider’ on the home page.

 

Watch this ESFA video to find out more.