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Training Providers

What is a Training Provider?

Most employers use an external training organisation to provide training to apprentices. There are two main types of training organisations – further education colleges and independent training providers, which can be in the private or voluntary sector.

Training organisations that deliver apprenticeships leading to nationally recognised qualifications receive government funding through a contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Some training organisations will subcontract other organisations to provide some (or all) of their training.

Ofsted inspects all training organisations in receipt of government funding. Ofsted publishes the results of the inspections on their website at www.ofsted.gov.uk.

Different training providers will specialise in certain vocational training courses.

To find out more information about the Training Providers in your area go to the Find a Provider section of the website.

Examples of Training Providers in the South of England

  • 3AAA, Bristol - specialises in the delivery of professional services apprenticeships including IT, Software, Digital Marketing, Accountancy, Financial Services, Business Administration, Customer Service and Management
  • Aspire Training Team Ltd - offers courses and apprenticeships in childcare, health and social care, and business administration
  • Boomsatsuma - specialises in creative & digital media courses / apprenticeships
  • Creative Youth Network - offers creative courses to young people in the Bristol area
  • Kaplan Financial - specialises in finance-related courses / apprenticeships
  • White Horse Training - offers training for accountants

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