Skills for Security earns ‘trusted training provider’ status from Government with acceptance on RoATP
Skills for Security, the sector skills body for the private security business sector, has been accepted by the Skills Funding Agency’s Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP), meaning that the organisation has now qualified for Government funding to deliver apprenticeships from May this year.
Passing all elements of the application, including due diligence checks on compliance, quality and financial health, Skills for Security – under the leadership of interim director general Peter Sherry – has satisfied the Skills Funding Agency that the organisation is capable of delivering high-quality apprenticeship training.
Under the Government’s new apprenticeships policy, training providers must be on the RoATP to be eligible to deliver training – either directly or as a sub-contractor – to large, Apprenticeship Levy-paying employers. Out of no less than 2,327 applications, a total of 1,708 providers (73%) have made the grade, with the full list of providers published by the Department for Education on Tuesday 14 March.