How to become an apprenticeship training provider

As a large employer you can register as a training provider, also known as an employer provider.

By doing so you can train your own employees or those of connected companies and use the apprenticeship service to pay for the apprenticeship training.

Delivering apprenticeships in house can have real benefits to your business and brand, but it takes time and dedication. As you can see there is quite a process to go through but if you are able to put the systems and teams in place to deliver the criteria it really is an option to consider.

One of the first things you will need to do is apply to be on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). You will be required to pass all the requirements and due diligence checks. You can download the official conditions of acceptance via the button below.

Guidance for applying to become an apprenticeship training provider

In your application, you must be able to provide evidence showing:

  • Who’s involved with apprenticeships in your organisation
  • Your financial status and ability to meet any financial commitments
  • How you evaluate the quality of training and outcomes
  • How you assess prior learning
  • How your leaders and managers document and define clear expectations of setting high standards for apprenticeship training
  • Your employees’ experience in training including qualifications
  • The process of professional development for your employees
  • Your plan for continuity of apprenticeship delivery as well as equality and diversity, safeguarding and health and safety policies
  • The commitment statement template you will use to support the apprenticeships
    Applicants to the employer provider route must also have:
  • Been actively trading for at least 12 months and have financial information to support this
  • The ability to train apprentices in the first 12 months of joining the register
  • A management structure that has experience of developing and delivering training