The West of England Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service

West of England Levy Sharing Service

What does the service do?


The service offers free, independent and impartial advice for the funding of apprenticeships through levy sharing to all businesses across the region.


The service, led by the Western Training Provider Network, adds value by helping local businesses navigate and benefit from the apprenticeship levy funding system. The service is free to businesses thanks to funding and support from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and the European Social Fund (ESF).


Levy-paying employers can transfer up to 25% of their Apprenticeship levy payment to multiple Employers, allowing them to use their levy more effectively.

Passing on a portion of the levy means companies can help fund training in smaller companies or those in their supply chain that might not have the resources to fund Apprenticeships themselves.


Transferred funds will be used to pay for the training and assessment cost of the Apprenticeships agreed with the receiving employer.

Sending and receiving employers need to know that:


  • funds are paid monthly for the duration of the Apprenticeship

  • only levy-paying employers can make a transfer

  • any employer can receive and use transferred funds

  • sending and receiving employers have to be registered on the Apprenticeship service

  • a transfer can only be used to pay for training and assessment for Apprenticeships

  • transfers can only be used for new starts


The Western Training Provider Network wants to maximise the benefits of the Apprenticeship Levy in the West of England Combined Authority area.

If you are working within a large business – those with a payroll over £3m who contribute to the Apprenticeship Levy – then we want to help you realise the potential of your levy. We know that millions raised by the Apprenticeship Levy is currently going unspent in the West of England – we can help your company make best of use of this funding for the benefit of everyone in the region.

If you are a large organisation that is interested in finding out more about our proposals for levy transfer in the West of England, click below to register your details:

Larger organisations click here


If you are a small to medium sized business, and do not currently pay the Apprenticeship Levy, you could be getting help with funding to train apprentices, either new or existing staff in your organisation.

Please register your details below, and we will be in touch to discuss how your business could benefit from the apprenticeship levy fund.

If you are an SME within the West of England Combined Authority area and interested in workforce development, click below to register your details:

SME's click here


Download our Apprenticeship Levy Scheme factsheet for employers here


To discuss the scheme and apprenticeships, contact Steve Gale on 07949 201146 or email

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