Delivering apprenticeships

Many employers work with a learning provider who delivers the apprenticeship programme for them. These must be approved on the Government register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). 

We'd 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.

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.

Find out more about all three routes.

Off-the-job training

All apprenticeships in England must include 20% off-the-job training. We've pulled together some guidance to answer any questions you may have.



End point assessment

The employer 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 also have a dedicated web page for learning providers.