Digital Apprenticeship Service

Register with the Digital Apprenticeship Service

Apprentice employers must have a DAS account

Apprentice employers must have a DAS account

What is the Digital Apprenticeship Service?

The Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) is a web platform from the ESFA designed to help apprentice employers control their apprenticeship account including current apprentices, adding new apprentices, payments to training providers, funding reservations and claiming incentive payments. Employers must have a DAS account to employ apprentices. Register or Login here

Levy or non-levy employer?

If you are a Levy paying  employer (annual payroll above £3,000,000), then your organisation’s levy contributions fund the apprenticeship, here, you can read more about levy funding. Most levy employers are already set up on the DAS platform and the login/access credentials may be administered by your payroll or similar finance department.

If you are a non-levy employer (annual payroll below £3,000,000), when you can access your DAS account, you are able to make 10 funding reservations (correct at May 2021), these reservations can be used to fund apprenticeship training. Here, you can read more about non levy funding.

How to set up your DAS account

Important: You will need your employer Government Gateway login details or PAYE reference details to complete set up.

Step 1 > To simplify the registration process, NowSkills can send you a tailored invitation link to speed up the process. Please request a registration link from your NowSkills point of contact or send an email to our DAS support team
  • Watch: Employer tutorial on how to set up an employer DAS account once they have received the email invitation from NowSkills: View tutorial

Step 2 > Non levy employers must reserve apprenticeship funding in their DAS account to add an apprentice.

Employers can grant NowSkills access to manage funding reservations from within their DAS account if they wish to do so.

  • Watch: Employer tutorial on how to reserve apprenticeship funding: View tutorial 

To add NowSkills learners you will need the following information

  • NowSkills Limited UKPRN – 10040775
  • The Funding Band for your Apprentice: This is on your signed  Apprenticeship Training Service Agreement (ATSA).
  • Details of your Apprentice: Name

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Do you need assistance with your DAS account?

We’re here to help. We have experience enrolling and managing hundreds of apprentices onto the DAS platform. Simply email our support team and we’ll be happy to help.