What is the role of the training provider?

The training provider has a key role to play in providing off-the-job training, assessing the progress of the apprentice towards achieving their qualifications and supporting the apprentice during their apprenticeship.

The training provider will work closely with your school to ensure that the apprentice receives:

  • an induction programme on starting
  • a detailed training plan (including on-the-job training)
  • regular progress reviews
  • opportunities to put into practice off-the-job learning so that they can achieve their qualifications/requirements of the apprenticeship
  • mentoring and general support throughout the apprenticeship

This will all be documented in a commitment statement that is part of the Apprenticeship Agreement.
This is an individual learning plan that the provider, the employer and apprentice will all sign up to.


How do I find a training provider?

The government have made it easier for you to find a training provider. Using the online service, you can now search for apprenticeship training by job role or keyword, find training providers who offer the training you choose, and find a named training provider you want to use. Visit the ‘Find Apprenticeship Training‘ website to access this service.

Please note, if your levy is facilitated by your Local Authority, they may have carried out a procurement exercise to identify preferred/approved training providers against a selection of apprenticeship standards. Please ensure that you speak to the relevant person so that you can identify if there is a procurement framework that needs to be followed.


Can I read any reviews on the providers?

When using the Find Apprenticeship Training online service, you can also view potential delivery models, satisfaction ratings and employer feedback, where provided.


How do I recruit an apprentice?

For further information, please visit www.gov.uk/take-on-an-apprentice.

Further reading

The Department for Education has created this useful resource:

A guide to apprenticeships for the school workforce

Where can I find out more?

Visit www.apprenticeships.gov.uk. 

Or call the National Apprenticeship Service on 0800 015 0600

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