The money will be collected by HMRC. Individual employers’ funding will then be made available to them via a new digital account, through which employers will be able to pay for training for apprentices. In England, employers will be able to direct funding towards the apprenticeship training they want through a new Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS). The Service will also support employers to identify and pay a provider, choose an apprenticeship training course, find a candidate and choose a training provider.
Employers will be free to spend their money on apprenticeships training which they judge best meets their needs. However, funds can only be spent of government approved apprenticeship training providers i.e. those that are on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).