About Levy Match Leeds

Levy Match is Leeds City Council's matchmaking service for the apprenticeship levy and will facilitate levy funding transfers to create more apprenticeship opportunities across the city.

The Apprenticeship Levy Matching Service will ensure that as many levy payers (public and private sector) as possible transfer unspent funds to non-levy payers, negating the need for them to pay the 5% co-investment costs.

Levy paying organisations are now able to transfer up to 25% of their funds to other employers. We want to make this process as simple as possible for both parties to ensure maximum levy investment is retained in Leeds , non-levy paying organisations have no training cost and apprenticeship training providers do not use up their limited non-levy funding.

Employers large and small can register on this website to transfer or receive funds from their apprenticeship digital accounts covering the training costs of a specified apprentice.

The Levy Matching Service forms part of our package of support for employers – more information on the other elements is available at our Support for Employers website.

What apprenticeship can be funded?

There are currently over 700 apprenticeship standards available to choose from. The full list can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships website here.

Once you have found a standard that meets the skills needs of your organisation, take a note of the apprenticeship standard name and price. You can then be matched with any levy payer that has committed to paying for either that particular standard or where a commitment has been made to fund an apprenticeship up to that price, using the filters available.

Do you need some advice on the process or what to do next?

Perhaps you have some additional questions or would like some further advice before using the tool to create or find a match. No problem! Click the Contact page and send a message to one of the team.

Guidance for Levy Payers and SMEs

If you are a levy payer with unspent funds you can choose to allocate up to 25% to as many organisations as you choose. For further guidance on transferring unused funds please click here.

If you are a non-levy paying organisation seeking funds for your apprenticeship training, you are entitled to apply for a transfer to cover 100% of your training costs, providing you are based within the Leeds ward boundary. For further guidance on receiving funds click here.