Reserve your funding

We’re here to help you get up and running with the Reserve My Funding system.

We're working with employers to help you register on the Apprenticeship Service and support you in arranging apprenticeships online
We're working with employers to help you register on the Apprenticeship Service and support you in arranging apprenticeships online
Our dedicated team can guide you through each step of the process and help you get to grips with the new digital system
Our dedicated team can guide you through each step of the process and help you get to grips with the new digital system
Once you are set up, we will work in partnership with you to help you manage and monitor your apprenticeships effectively
Once you are set up, we will work in partnership with you to help you manage and monitor your apprenticeships effectively

Reserve my Funding puts the non-levy paying employer firmly in control

Reserve my Funding is a new way for the Government to monitor and provide access to the funds that they set aside for apprenticeship training.

The system enables you – the employer - to reserve funding for an apprenticeship even before recruiting a new member of staff or offering an apprenticeship to an existing staff member.

This means that you can plan your training needs more effectively, safe in the knowledge that funds will be in place once the apprenticeship starts.

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What Reserve my Funding means to you as an employer

Once you have created an Apprenticeship Service account, you will be able to:

  • Choose an apprenticeship standard that best suits the needs of your business
  • Choose an apprenticeship provider from the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) to deliver your apprenticeship training
  • Find an End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) to deliver the End-Point Assessment (EPA) for your chosen standard
  • Reserve access to funding for apprenticeship training and assessment
  • Agree contracts with providers

Once you have decided on the appropriate standard and appointed or informed the relevant member of staff, you must change the status of your funding needs from ‘reserved’ to ‘committed’ on the Apprenticeship Service account, at which point the funds will be released and the apprenticeship will start in the usual way.

Two conditions apply to reserve my funding:

  1. You can only reserve funding for apprenticeship standards (not frameworks)
  2. You can only reserve funding for up to three apprenticeships starts (while the system is being rolled out

During 2020 this new system will be in operation alongside the existing model.

Total People are here to support you

Reserve my Funding enables the employer to be in the driving seat from the outset, but Total People are still on hand to support.

If you need help in setting up your Apprenticeship Service account, guidance on how to reserve your funding and any additional support about this new process, we are on hand to help.

In addition, we can help with a range of services including:

Carrying out a Training Needs Analysis
Helping you to decide which apprenticeship standards are most appropriate
Understanding the End-Point Assessment (EPA)
How to implement the 20% off-the-job elements of the programme

Our Apprenticeships

We provide apprenticeships in a number of industry areas, from entry level if you want to recruit a new apprentice, up to more advanced levels for existing staff members.

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Case Studies

We work with businesses of all shapes and sizes, helping them to make the most of apprenticeships and work-based learning.

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Whether you’d like to know more about a specific apprenticeship or, ask a question, we’re here to help.

Resources

Here you’ll find some resources to help guide you as an employer.