If you want to deliver Apprenticeships, either directly to organisations or as subcontractor, you'll have to be on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. There are 3 routes;
- Main Provider
- Employer Provider
- Supporting Provider
Main provider route
This is for providers who will directly deliver apprenticeship training for employers who use the apprenticeship service to pay for training. Providers that meet this requirement can also provide apprenticeship training to their own employees or those of connected companies and act as subcontractors for other providers.
This route is also for providers who provide apprenticeship training for employers who do not pay the apprenticeship levy. ESFA awarded these contracts in January 2018. There will be changes to this process coming in 2020.
Employer provider route
This is for employers who will directly deliver training to their own employees or those of connected companies and use the apprenticeship service to pay for apprenticeship training. Providers that meet this requirement can also act as subcontractors.
Supporting provider route
This is for organisations who will enter into subcontracts with main providers and employer providers to deliver apprenticeship training. This can be up to a maximum value of £500,000 per year in total. For organisations with no history of apprenticeship delivery according to recent records we hold, this is limited to £100,000 in their first year on the register.
How can Education & Skills help?
We provide an end to end bid writing service for all RoATP routes. Your dedicated bid writer will guide you through all the in’s and out’s of the tender process and make sure your PQQ submission hits all the marks the ESFA are looking for.
We’ll check through all your accounts, policies and procedures that are required for upload and let you know if they meet the standard required by the ESFA. If they don’t we’ll tell you what needs improvement or you can commission your bid writer to put one together for you.
What’s the cost?
We have a simple, open and transparent pricing structure for RoATP;
· Main Provider - £1500+vat
· Employer Provider - £1500+vat
· Supporting Provider - £1200+vat
· Additional policies and procedures - £150+vat
(These fees will be reviewed on the 31st of December each year)
We’ve heard that there’s some misinformation out there regarding what position your company needs to be in to apply, if you’re not sure just call us and will chat through the whole process.
Also, we conduct the whole process remotely so there’s no extra fees to come out to you.
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I have worked with James and Steve for over 2 years and they have been invaluable to PHX. Initially they helped us to get onto the RoATP as a Main Provider and then we applied for AEB Growth and in both instances 100% success, which was amazing for us. In March this year we had to reapply for RoATP which was a more comprehensive process, once again and thankfully we were successful and this was down to the expertise of James and Steve. Not only have they helped us with successful tenders they also advised us on having quarterly Health Checks, with Ofsted looming. Working with their own consultant, we were advised over the last 9 months when finally we received our Ofsted visit in June and we were elated to get reasonable progress for our AEB and Apprenticeship delivery. Education and Skills are one of those rare companies with true depth of knowledge in our field, a true specialist, who get back to you quickly and nothing is too much trouble. I can’t recommend them high enough and we plan to increase our working relationships as our business continues to grow.