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Apprenticeship levy transfer

Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) Information

In order to make this transfer of funds, the receiving employer will need to set up an account on the government’s Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) if you do not already have one.

You will need to enter details of the apprenticeship that the transferred funds relate to. If you are not a levy-paying employer then you can only use this account for apprentices funded through transferred funds or via reserved funds. If any apprentices which are not funded through transfers or reserved funds are entered then you will not receive payment through the apprenticeship service.

If you already have an apprenticeship service account, you may use this to receive a transfer.

Before entering the details on your apprenticeship service account, you must:

  • agree with the sending employer and the main provider which apprenticeship standard your apprentice will be undertaking
  • confirm the price that you have negotiated with your main provider. All parties will need to approve these details through the apprenticeship service

A flowchart showing the process can be found below, or more detailed guidance can be found at GOV.UK.

Transfers how it will work flowchart diagram

Useful links

Under the ‘How to start a transfer section’ on the GOV.UK website there is a further link that provides clear information on how to register on the Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS), also detailing what information and documents you will need before you start this process.


You may also need to liaise with your training provider to assist with this and advise you of certain details.