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  • HCC Apprenticeship Levy Transfer

    The Hampshire County Council Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Scheme is a £2,000,000 pilot scheme running until 31st March 2022.

    • Information

      Its aim is to create more apprenticeship opportunities in Hampshire using the County Council’s Apprenticeship Levy Fund. It will be targeted at small and medium enterprises, public bodies such as local councils and the emergency services, academy schools, health and social care providers and construction companies. 

      Councillor Keith Mans, Leader of Hampshire County Council, said: “I am pleased that, as a large local authority, we are able to contribute significantly to promoting employment in Hampshire, with the money to support employers to invest in training and develop people for their future workforce. Without this assistance, some companies would not be in any position to offer an apprenticeship. The levy transfers should help to maintain low rates of unemployment and perpetuate the level of economic prosperity benefitting Hampshire residents.”

      Please note funding covers the cost of training and cannot be used to cover salaries.  

      HCC transfer scheme is able to support any apprenticeship at any level or duration for a young person resident or employed in Hampshire under the age of 25 at time of enrolment onto their standard. 

      For apprentices over the age of 25 applications will be considered from employers against the following measures set

      The Apprentice meets one or both of the following; 

      • That the Apprentice is resident in Hampshire (county area)
      • That the Apprentice’s place of work is in Hampshire (county area)


      • That the employer commits to employ the Apprentice at least to the end of the Apprenticeship 

      The Apprenticeship also meets the following criteria:

      • That the Apprenticeship Standard is no longer than 24 months in duration 
      • The Apprenticeship Standard no higher than a Level 5
      • The Apprenticeship provider is approved on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers 

      Transfers will be considered for apprentices over the age of 25 at the time of enrolment  which also meet the criteria from one of the following employer groups and cohorts;

      • SMEs in Hampshire (county area)
      • Hampshire-based public bodies Inc. District Council, Police and Fire
      • Health and Social Care employers (extra criteria applies*)
      • Construction employers particularly those with a low carbon focus delivering schemes in Hampshire
      • Adults and young people from our most vulnerable groups, including NEET, the long-term unemployed, those on low incomes, care leavers, ex-offenders and individuals with SEND 

      * Specific additional criteria will apply to applications from NHS applicants. E.g. GP practices, Dentists

      We are unable to provide advice and guidance on apprenticeships or recommend any training provision, we are however able to sign post you to the following organisations.

      To find out more about the scheme email

      To apply for a Levy Transfer follow this link Levy Transfer Application

      • Info on Solent Apprenticeship Hub

        The Solent Apprenticeship Hub is an independent service offering free, impartial and practical advice to help businesses grow through tailored skills solutions for new and existing staff using apprenticeships. They are  an ESF funded partnership supported by Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council, Hampshire County Council, Isle of Wight Council, Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, Portsmouth University, Solent University.

        The Solent Apprenticeship Hub at    

        • HCC Apprenticeship Partners

          Below is a list of HCC Apprenticeship Partners who have been briefed on our transfer policy and process and will also be able to offer information, advice and guidance. 


          EMAIL / WEBSITE

          TEL No



          01332 345450

          Basingstoke College


          01256 306237

          Eastleigh College


          023 8091 1195

          Fareham College


          01329 815 200

          Fareport Training


          01329 825805

          Portsmouth College


          023 9266 7521

          Portsmouth University


          023 9284 3865

          Qube Learning

          01235 83 38 38

          Skills Team


          020 7426 9835

          Solent University


          023 8201 3000

          Sparsholt College


          01962 776441

          Winchester University


          01962 841515

          You can also use the National Apprenticeship Service “Find Apprenticeship Training” at


          To find out more and apply for a Levy Transfer email