Changes to Apprenticeship funding reservations

03 Apr 2023

Business Business School

We want to give smaller employers certainty over funding, and ensure they have access to the apprenticeships they need to meet their ambitions, fill their skills gaps, and grow their businesses. That’s why, from 03 April 2023, non-levy employers will no longer be limited to a maximum of 10 new Apprenticeship starts. They will be able to recruit as many high-quality apprentices as their business needs.

Information for providers who support non-levy employers:

• New reservations – There is no change to the reservation process. Non-levy employers will still need to use the finance section of the apprenticeship service to reserve funding for each apprentice. Reservations will still expire 3 months after funding has been reserved, if they have not been converted to a commitment.

• Existing reservations – Existing reservations will still expire 3 months after they were made, if they have not been converted to a commitment on the service.

• Transfers – Funds transferred from employers who pay the levy to other employers, through the apprenticeship service, are not affected.