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RoATP: Tougher Rules to Ensure High Quality Apprenticeships

The following article was written by the ESFA.

We have published new, tougher rules for providers and employers applying for and securing a place on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

The strengthened approach will mean only ‎providers that meet the tougher registration requirements can access government funding. The‎ move follows a review of the RoATP, taking on board valuable feedback from provider representative bodies, providers and employers, and forms part of the Government’s continued commitment to improving the quality of apprenticeship training.

To secure a place on the RoATP, providers and employers must now prove they have actively traded for 12 months, are financially stable (evidenced by their financial information), skilled and are able to deliver quality apprenticeship training, before they apply, rather than when they begin delivery. The 3-month trading history requirement for supporting providers has been retained to enable new providers to build a delivery track record.

Acting on feedback from the sector, the register will open for applications on 12 December 2018 and will remain open throughout the year, with no closing date. This means providers can apply when they feel they are ready and can prove they have the appropriate capacity, capability and skills in place to meet the registers robust entry requirements. Two applications in a 12 month period will be allowed. ‎

ESFA is also considering the introduction of provider earnings limits and in the coming months, will be seeking views from the sector on these. The limits will ensure control, not just for quality reasons but the potential size Anne milton100x100and expansion of providers.

Anne Milton, Skills and Apprenticeship Minister said:

“Apprenticeships are giving people of all ages and background the chance to gain the skills they need to secure a good job and progress in their careers.

“It is vital that the training apprentices are receiving continues to be of the highest quality. Our new tougher approach builds on the robust checks already in place to provide even greater assurance that public money for apprenticeships is being used effectively.

“I would like to thank all those who took the time to respond to our review. Your feedback has been invaluable and has helped us to shape this new process.” Read more

ESFA Update: 21 November 2018

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ESFA Update: 14 November 2018

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Items for further education

Action colleges to submit their audited financial statements and associated documentation by 31 December 2018
Action subcontractor declaration for 2018 to 2019 adult delivery, including apprenticeships and traineeships
Information ESFA post-16 intervention and accountability
Information data returns for special post-16 institutions
Information T Levels professional development

Items for academies

Action asbestos management assurance process online portal reopening
Information risk protection arrangement (RPA)
Information T Levels professional development

Items for local authorities

Action asbestos management assurance process online portal reopening
Information consultation on the new arrangements for reporting deficits of the dedicated schools grant (DSG)
Information T Levels professional development

 

Published 14 November 2018
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ESFA: Course Directory
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The course directory contains information on courses offered by learning providers who are contracted with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).FundingFunding

 

 

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sfa-course-directory

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