Apprenticeship Training Providers have been waiting intently for an announcement from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). An application was put through by Leicester College to the SFA in order to be able to deliver apprenticeship training to levy-paying employers from May.

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Leicester College are pleased to announce they are part of the list of official training providers.

Vice Principal of Employer Engagement; Commercial and International Tracey Kinsley said:

“We are so pleased to be on the register. It means we can continue the hard work we do in promoting apprenticeships to employers and potential apprentices. It is important with the changes announced that we can deliver a service both employers and apprentices understand.”

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Robert Halfon said: “Giving employers control over their apprenticeships needs and funding is an essential feature of our plan to create an apprenticeships and skills nation.

“Our new register of apprenticeship providers will mean that only organisations that have passed our quality assurance can deliver apprenticeships.

“We are giving employers the confidence to do business with high-quality training providers, and making sure that individuals can benefit from gold-standard routes as they climb the ladder of opportunity.”

As previously reported by FE Week, there were 2,327 applications to the register – 1,753 via the main route, together with 336 via the supporting route and 238 via the employer provider route.