Fully funded clinical and non-clinical training via the Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Route 

Apprenticeships are a key way for people to learn on the job, both for new starters to the NHS and for existing members of staff, allowing learners the opportunity to gain a qualification and apply their learning while continuing to earn a salary. 

Large organisations in England pay the Apprenticeship Levy and can then use this to fund training for new and existing staff. There is also provision for them to give other organisations access to their funds, via a transfer. 

All primary and community care employing organisations can take advantage of this offer, irrespective of their size. 

What apprenticeship training can be paid by the Apprenticeship Levy transfer? 

We suggest employing organisations use the Healthcare Apprenticeship Standards Online (HASO) to see what Apprenticeship standard training can be paid for by the Apprenticeship Levy transfer fund - It is a quick and simple search.

Do the funds cover all the Apprenticeship training? 

The funds pay for 100% of the training costs for both clinical and non-clinical roles. 

How can employers apply for an Apprenticeship Levy transfer? 

Employers and not employees can complete an Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Expression of Interest Form.
We will shortly be uploading this form to this website (October 2021)

This application form will be considered by a representative group by using an approval criterion. The employing organisation will be informed if their application has been approved, or not approved with the reason. It typically takes 30 days to process your application. 

All applications should be emailed to (email address to be added, October 2021).

Once the application is approved, do organisations need to do anything else? 

Employing organisations will need to set up an account on the Apprenticeship Service. This is straightforward to do, and you can be supported to do this once your application is approved. The esfagovuk YouTube channel has lots of useful how-to videos. 

Useful links