Apprenticeships Types of partner
There are different options for employers looking to work with delivery partners.
What are my partnership options?
It’s important to choose a delivery partner carefully. They will work closely alongside your team and will need to understand your business inside-out if your programmes are going to be successful. Employers can choose which provider they want to train each of their apprentices. For example, they might want to select one provider for their business administration apprentices and another provider for their engineering apprentices.
Employers might also need to work with a delivery partner for the end-point assessment or Quality Assurance element of their apprenticeships. End-point assessment must be administered by an assessor from an approved, independent Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation, and not by the training provider who works with the employer during the on-programme part of the apprenticeship programme.
Not all apprenticeships involve taking a qualification but employers will still need experts to help design a rigorous programme of learning.
Employers can't choose anyone they like - Apprenticeship Assessment Organisations must be on the new register of end-point assessment organisations.
Your partnership options are:
- Working with a private training provider or FE college.
- Delivering your apprenticeship in house with certain aspects of it in partnership with registered providers.
- Working with a qualifications provider like Pearson on External Quality Assurance and end-point assessment
- Working directly with a provider like Pearson to deliver your whole apprenticeship.
- A combination of the above.
- Deliver your apprenticeship in-house as an Employer Provider.
We can support you to ensure you find the right approach for your business.