Are you an apprenticeship training provider?

If you’re an employer and you want to deliver the off-the-job training element of an apprenticeship there are a number of ways you can do this.

Using the Department for Education's guidance we've neatly summarised your options. 

The Government is very supportive of employers who want to deliver training to apprentices; they recognise the contribution you are making to the quality of apprenticeships and the amount of investment of resources the process requires.

Your options.

  1. Provide 100% of the training required to just your own staff
  2. Provide part of the training required to your own staff and contract an external, approved training provider to deliver the rest

Where we can help.

1. You’re proving 100% of the training; on and off-the-job.

To become an employer-provider you will need to meet certain criteria. You will be subject to inspection by Ofsted and will need to provide audited information and cleansed data to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) on a monthly basis.

We can ‘hide the wiring!’ Newham College has over 30 years’ experience in providing data and professional services to organisations who deliver government funded training. 

From providing a data bureau service to standard pro forma contracts and paperwork, Newham College can support you with managing your data and the requirements of government funding, leaving you to concentrate on growing your business and developing the skills of your staff.

We can provide:

  • Returns to government (ILR) – software, data processing and management reporting
  • Support with student records
  • Digital apprenticeship account management
  • The recruitment of your apprentices
  • Brokering end point assessment
  • Ofsted Consultation


2. You provide the on-the-job training.

By choosing Newham College as your training provider, you will benefit from working with a team of experts with extensive knowledge and experience in delivering apprenticeships.

Support you will receive:

  • Free recruitment service including advertising, initial assessments, interviews and pre-screening.
  • Administrative support with processing applications, creating agreements and grant applications.
  • Dedicated Account Manager & Assessor to regularly review and monitor progress.
  • Review meetings every 10 weeks,
  • Guidance & support throughout the entire process of finding, hiring and training the apprentice.
  • E-portfolio—Remote access to the apprentices’ progress.

Training your apprentice will receive:

Apprentices must complete the following 5 key elements:

  • Competence Qualification
    Apprentices will work towards an NVQ in their chosen field, normally via guidance given during assessor visits.
  • A Technical Qualification
    Typically a theory-based qualification completed as day release into college.
  • Functional Skills (Maths, English, ICT)
    If your apprentice has not previously achieved GCSEs (A-C) in the above subjects, they can work towards them as part of the apprenticeship.
  • Employer Rights / Responsibilities
    Assessors work with apprentices to ensure that they understand employment rights and responsibilities.
  • Personal Learning/Thinking Skills (PLTS)


Want to find out more about taking on an apprentice, delivering your own training or how we can help with either of these processes?

Contact our dedicated apprenticeships team and speak to one of our advisors. They will discuss the options available to you and the next steps you need to take.


Tel: 020 8522 5759


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