From 1 May 2017, any organisation which wants to deliver apprenticeships must be listed on the new Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). This will apply whether you are delivering to a levied employer or a non-levied employer.Remember - even if you are currently on the existing Register of Training Organisations (RoTO) to deliver apprenticeships, you will need to apply to the new register. There will be no automatic transfer from RoTO to the RoATP.
The new register is designed to improve the quality of apprenticeship delivery and increase employer choice across the entire training provider network. As a result, the ESFA have increased their information requirements for the application.
The registration process will assess your ability to deliver high quality apprenticeships, as well as your financial health and eligibility to receive public funding. There are three routes:
For more information, visit gov.uk/esfa
The RoATP opened for applications for the first time in October 2016. It will reopen for new applications every quarter.
Once you have joined the RoATP, you must re-apply every 12 months to maintain your position on the register.
To deliver our new accountancy trailblazer, you will need to become an ICAEW Partner in Learning. If you’re not already registered with us, it’s straightforward and free for you to apply. Once approved, you will automatically benefit from the full range of services and support we provide.
To find out more about becoming an ICAEW Partner in Learning, visit icaew.com/partnersinlearning
You may speak to organisations who are keen to offer our new accountancy trailblazer to their employees. In order to do this, they will also need to be authorised by us. If they are not already an ICAEW authorised training employer (ATE), it’s simple to set them up.
For more information about becoming an ATE, employers can visit icaew.com/trainaca
We are here to support you and your students every step of the way. Here are just some of the ways in which we can help you to get your apprenticeship delivery off to a great start: