York College

What you need to know...

From the end of 2020 all Employers of apprentices will need to reserve funding for their apprenticeship programme/s through the Government Digital Account System (DAS).

On this page you will find the information you will need for setting up your account along with a video to watch which provides a step-by-step guide on setting it up.

We are here to help and if you do have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on the information provided at the bottom of the page.

The Purpose of the Digital Account System

Through your account you will be able to manage a range of services. This includes managing apprenticeship funding, advertising vacancies on Find an Apprenticeship, finding training providers that deliver your chosen apprenticeship programme and reserving funding for the provider to deliver the chosen apprenticeship.

For more information on the Government Digital Account System follow this link;


What You will Need to Do

You will first need to create an account, then add a PAYE scheme on behalf of your organisation and lastly accept the employer agreement with the ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency).

The video tutorial below will guide you through setting up your account.

Information you will need

Before you begin to set your account up you will need to have a couple of pieces of information to hand.

  • An email address you have access to
  • The Government Gateway login for your organisation (or you can use the accounts office reference number and employer PAYE scheme reference number if your annual pay bill is less than £3 million)
  • Authority to add PAYE schemes to the account
  • Authority to accept the employer agreement on behalf of your organisation

For a video on the information you will need you can watch the video below


Now that you have all the information you need to set up your account, play the video below. (It is a detailed step-by-step guide for setting up your account.)

Contact Us

If you are having any problems at all with your account or would like to talk through the process please contact us.

Phone – 01904 770368 Option 1
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Or you could look at the ESFA’s Youtube channel which has a variety of easy tutorials that talk you through many of the processes on the Digital Apprenticeship Service

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