The Role of the Training Provider


The Role of the Training Provider

The core role of the training provider is to take on the responsibility for ensuring that the apprentice receives all of the training required to achieve a successful apprenticeship and complete the end-point assessment (EPA) . This will include:

  • Carrying out comprehensive initial assessment to ensure a good match between apprentice and apprenticeship standard
  • Developing a detailed development program  and agreeing the apprenticeship duration
  • Delivering any training to develop the knowledge skills and behaviours outlined in the apprenticeship standard
  • Carrying out regular progress reviews and ongoing assessments
  • Provide specific support to meet apprentices additional needs
  • Preparation for the apprentices’ EPA
  • Supporting your decision for choice of End- Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO).

It is also the training providers role to ensure that the apprentice is eligible for and has the required entry qualifications for the agreed upon apprenticeship.



Types of apprenticeship training provider

Most employers use an external training organisation to provide the Apprenticeship training. There are 3 types of apprenticeship training provider on the register of apprenticeship training providers:

  • main provider - enters into contracts with employers that use the apprenticeship service to pay for apprenticeship training or holds a contract with ESFA to deliver to employers who do not pay the apprenticeship levy
  • supporting provider - enters into subcontracts with main providers and employer providers to enhance apprenticeship training for employers and their apprentices
  • employer provider – trains their own employees or those of connected companies and uses the apprenticeship service to pay for the apprenticeship training