There is one payment option, Levy payment is directly to HMRC through PAYE. Levy payers will automatically pay into their Apprenticeship account, which will be topped up by 10% by government contributions. Payment is made directly to training providers on a monthly basis (based on evidence of progress).
Non-levy-payers apply for apprenticeship funding and, on approval, agree with the training provider how their contribution (15%) will be made. In both cases, provision for the end-point-assessment is agreed at the start of the training.