Are you an SME looking to access high-quality apprenticeships and have control over the apprenticeship training decisions for your business?

In 2017, the government created an Apprenticeship Service (AS) for levy-paying customers. The good news for SMEs is the AS, and its benefits are now available to every apprenticeship employer in England.

The introduction of AS to all apprenticeship employers in England will be welcome news for smaller organisations. Businesses that have struggled to source suitable apprenticeship providers will now have non-levy funding to deliver the training they need.


  • The Apprenticeship Service puts employers in control and allows you to access funding for apprenticeship training.
  • It allows you to choose the type and number of apprenticeships you want to run, as well as the training provider that suits your needs.
  • Reserve Apprenticeship funding.
  • Advertise Apprenticeship Vacancy.
  • Select a suitable provider, apprenticeship standard, and end-point assessment.
  • Give real-time feedback on the quality of training provision you receive.

If you are an employer, large or small, you will need to set up an account with the AS to view all the apprenticeship standards ready for delivery. You can look at training providers who can deliver apprenticeship training and access any available funding.

Next steps for SMEs:

Contact Protocol Consultancy Services to help you with this process.

To set up or create an account, please click on one of the links below.

If you are ready to create an account for your business Please Click Here

How to set up an account – Please Click Here

If you are interested in employing an apprentice for your business or looking for an apprenticeship for yourself, feel free to give us a call on 0121 236 2634, where you can speak directly to a qualified member of staff.