Guidance

Apprenticeship funding: legal agreement to enable spending

Employer agreement with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to pay training providers to carry out apprenticeship training.

Documents

ESFA Apprenticeship Agreement for Employers

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ESFA Apprenticeship Agreement for Employers: draft version including information about transferring apprenticeship service funds

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Details

This agreement gives employers the authority to manage apprenticeship funds in their apprenticeship service account.

Please do not try to sign the draft version of the agreement. We have published the draft to show employers before the functionality for transferring apprenticeship service funds goes live in the service.

Before signing the agreement in the apprenticeship service, the ESFA asks employers to:

  • agree to the terms and conditions of the agreement
  • read and understand the funding rules

Once employers sign this agreement they will be able to authorise the ESFA to pay for apprenticeship training and end-point assessment with the training provider they have chosen to manage their apprenticeships.

Published 13 February 2017
Last updated 10 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. We have updated the content to reflect that the employer agreement is signed in the apprenticeship service. We have updated the document titles. We have added a draft agreement which includes information about transferring apprenticeship funds. We have updated the HTML guidance page to say there is an apprenticeship transfers clause (clause 7) in the agreement, amending some references to agreement numbers within the content and re-numbering the other clause numbers. For example, state aid.
  2. Added guidance note on the employer agreement.
  3. Updated agreement for employers.
  4. First published.