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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

Apprenticeship Levy

Now open for 2024-2025, £33,000 levy funds available for social care in Devon.

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What is the Apprenticeship Levy funding?

Devon County Council can transfer apprenticeship levy funds to other employers in Devon. You can use this fund for apprenticeships for your staff to help develop your workforce. This includes new apprentices or existing employees.

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Who is eligible and has priority?

  • Organisations that deliver services to the most vulnerable in society and a need to build workforce capability.
  • Organisations that offer opportunities for people with learning disabilities and care experienced young people.
  • To prioritise requests from particular geographical areas, where evidence shows that there is the most need to build workforce capability.
  • To give priority to non-levy paying employers in the first instance.


“Our learners have just started their courses, we are really pleased we are able to achieve support with funding staff members to further their careers in care. We are really grateful for the funding as this allows us to give more staff the opportunity to further their training.” – Social care provider

April 2021 – March 2022 April 2022 – March 2023 April 2023- March 2024
Apprentices supported 9 21 14
Employers supported 4 9 7

How to access the apprenticeship levy fund?

You will need to set up an apprenticeship service account.

  • You’ll be asked for a name, email address and to create a password. You will then receive a access code to confirm your identity.
  • You will then need to add the PAYE scheme for your organisation. You can do this by using either of the following: the Government Gateway login for your organisation or your accounts office reference number for your organisation.

We use the government ‘Pledge’ function to allocate our levy transfer allowance to organisations. You can find details of our current pledges along with guidance on the scheme here. Contact for any levy transfer enquiries. Look here for more information and guidance.

Complete the transfer fund details for Devon County Council. You will need to complete a number of different fields:

  • Apprenticeship training: Job role, Number of apprentices, Start by and Have you found a training provider. You can find a list of apprenticeship training available here.
  • Your business details: Sector and Location
  • Contact details: Name, Email address, Business website

After you have completed the transfer funds form this will be sent to the apprenticeship levy panel to review and you’ll then receive confirmation if your levy funding application has been successful.

Check out the Adult Social Care Apprenticeship Employer Support Pack by Skills for Care. This guide shows you the progression routes into an Adult Social Care career, and how apprenticeships can be used to support professional development and a long-term career in the sector.

  • Case study

    Check out Centrum Care Homes experience of the apprenticeship levy.

  • Case study

    Find out more from Elite Care and how they have benefited from the apprenticeship levy.

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