Campaign – RoATP Refresh
roatp refresh

The Register of Apprenticeship Providers (RoATP) is a list of organisations eligible to receive funding to train apprentices.

New announcements have started to be made regarding the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) which will open in phases.  You may be new to the RoATP application process, you may currently hold a place on the register or be interested in applying to join.  Whatever the level of support your company may need, Carley Consult can provide a solution to support your application.  Get in touch with us below to discuss your requirements.

The first group of providers being invited to submit applications to the RoATP are those that are not currently registered on the list.  The good news is that there is no deadline and the portal will remain open.  New providers will get 2 chances over a 12 month period to make an application. The ESFA will take up to (and in some cases over) 12 weeks to assess applications with feedback provided if unsuccessful.

New to the RoATP register? What to take into account at this stage; 

Here is a snapshot of the considerations you need to be making and the paperwork you need;

  1. You need to have a UK based business address.
  2. Valid Information Commissioner’s Office Registration Number for education and training.
  3. Every training provider will need to ensure they have a UK Provider Reference Number (UKPRN).
  4. You must not have an inadequate Ofsted grade for apprenticeships in your Ofsted report.
  5. If you are considering applying as a main provider or employer route (see below) you must have been actively trading for at least 12 months with a financial paper trail to support this, be able to train apprentices in the first 12 months of joining the register and a management structure competent in developing and delivering training.

Consider which route you will be taking;

  1. Main provider route. Do you deliver apprenticeship training for employers who use the apprenticeship service to pay for training?
  2. Employer Provider Route.  Are you an employer who will directly deliver training to your own employees or those of connected companies and use the apprenticeship service to pay for apprenticeship training?
  3. Supporting Provider Route. Are you an organisation that will enter into subcontracts with main providers and employer providers to deliver apprenticeship training? You must have been actively trading for a minimum of 3 months.

Did you know…

Since the introduction of the RoATP Register, Carley Consult has a 100% success rate in supporting apprenticeship providers with their applications.

Key Dates

Key deadlines for the RoATP refresh are:

RoATP  opens for new providers: 12th December 2018

Invitations to re-register for organisations already on the register will be made in phases across 2019

Services available

RoATP Template Service

Your company may already have a competent bid writing team or internal resources to support with the RoATP refresh. Our template service is designed to provide you with a framework for your response, aligned to the specification, questions and scoring criteria to support you in submitting the highest quality application. Alongside the template service you will be able to access telephone support with one of our consultants. For further information on accessing this service, please fill in the contact form below.

RoATP Full Application Support

Designed to support companies unfamiliar with the application process, those who may have limited internal capacity, or those who simply want to commission Carley Consult to develop an application on their behalf, full application support includes the assignment of an APMP Qualified Consultant to your application for a minimum of 5 days. Please fill in the contact form below for further information.

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Frequently asked questions

We have helped 33 organisations produce applications to join the RoATP, most of which were not Ofsted inspected and many of which had no track record of providing apprenticeship training prior to making their applications. Subsequently we have helped 40 organisations secure over £30m of funding to provide apprenticeship training to non-levy paying employers.

Since the introduction of the RoATP Register, Carley Consult has a 100% success rate.

Yes, we are flexible and happy to provide an end to end service or a review and improve service, based on your preference.

It depends on the service you require i.e. full application or review and improve. We typically work on a day-rate of £75+VAT per hour, but are happy to work to a fixed price once we have agreed the scope of service we are providing.

We would advise starting as early as possible, as the questions are unlikely to change and by completing an application you may realise there are a few minor changes you need to make to how you operate.

As part of our ISO9001 quality process we employ an independent consultant to conduct client satisfaction surveys for each assignment we deliver. We are comfortable sharing some of this feedback at this stage, and if you decide that you wish to commission us to produce your application we would be happy to provide customer contacts for a reference before you commit.

Read the RoATP application questions, decide how you can demonstrate your compliance and collect evidence to support your case. Pay attention to mandatory requirements e.g. ICO registration, and complete the financial health check to ensure you will pass that based on your most recent financial statements.