Delivering apprenticeships

Many employers will work with a learning provider who will deliver the Apprenticeship programme for them, these must be approved on the Government register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). 

We would also recommend checking for learning providers who are endorsed by us. The Skills for Care endorsement framework is the bespoke quality mark for learning and development providers within the adult social care sector.

However, you may wish to deliver all or some of the programme yourself. There are three routes for employers to become training providers:

  • As an employer-provider who delivers some, or all, of the off–the-job training element of an apprenticeship to their own staff.
  • As a provider who delivers training to other employers’ staff, as well as their own staff.
  • As a sub-contractor to a main provider.

You can find out more about all three routes here


The Trailblazer group has developed the handbook for End-point assessment of adult care Apprenticeship standards. This guidance is designed to help Apprenticeship Assessment Organisations (AAO) create the end point tests.

We issue apprenticeship completion certificates through the Apprenticeship Certificates England (ACE) system.

This is on behalf of Skills for Care and Development (ACE certification body).

We certificate for the:

  • Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management (level 5)
  • social care pathway at intermediate and advanced level of the joint health and social care (England) framework
  • the children and young people’s workforce (England) framework

For more information download the Apprenticeship completion certificate guide

We also have a dedicated page for Learning Providers here


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