Apprenticeship levy transfer funding

Apply for apprenticeship training transfer funding.

In April 2019, the Government introduced the facility for levy paying employers, such as West Sussex County Council (WSCC), to transfer up to 25% of their annual apprenticeship levy fund to other employers through a digital apprenticeship account.

The transfer of our levy to fund apprenticeship training in West Sussex gives employers, including the County Council, a compelling financial incentive to invest in high quality training. The funding will enable businesses in the county to develop their workforce for the future and share in the benefits apprenticeships bring.

To apply, you’ll need to confirm:

  • your apprentice(s) place of work is in West Sussex (county area)
  • your apprentice(s) will be employed for at least the duration of their apprenticeship
  • you have selected an appropriate apprenticeship standards
  • you have identified your preferred training provider from the Register of Approved Training Providers (RoATP)
  • you have the start date and duration of the apprenticeship training.

As a transfer receiving employer you are responsible for:

  • setting up a digital apprenticeship service account (your chosen apprenticeship training provider can help you do this)
  • meeting the requirements in the apprenticeship funding rules on GOV.UK.

The opportunity to bid is open continually, depending on available funds. We will contact you within 15 working days of the form submission to inform you if your application was successful.

Apply for apprenticeship training transfer funding (external link)

Please note: all applications will be viewed on a first come first served basis.

You can apply for funding for up to three apprenticeships.

If you are unable to find an answer to your question in our FAQs within the application form, please email:

Priorities for funding

Applications from the following organisations will be prioritised (please refer to the related information at the bottom of the page):

  • small and medium sized businesses in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, including in the ‘Creative Digital’ sector
  • key sector priority organisations such as hospitality/tourism and manufacturing
  • small and medium sized enterprises
  • health and social care organisation
  • community and voluntary organisations.

Related information

Last updated:
23 June 2020
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