DTL listed on Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers
16 March 2017
Develop Training Ltd (DTL), one of UK’s leading accredited providers of compliance, technical and health & safety training has been listed on the government's new Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) in the run up to the spring launch of the Apprenticeship Levy.
The RoATP, which is managed by the Skills Funding Agency, sets out a list of approved training organisations that firms which are subject to the Apprenticeship Levy can use to deliver apprenticeship programmes. It requires providers to meet a range of standards in areas including quality, capability, compliance and financial health.
High quality apprenticeship programmes
Chris Wood, CEO at DTL, comments: "Our inclusion in the register underlines the quality of our apprenticeship programmes and our ability to deliver training of the very highest level for large organisations in critical infrastructure sectors. We are now in a very strong position to help employers utilise their levy payments and to deliver the training that meets both their needs and the wider needs of the country.
"The RoATP provides levied organisations with a list of top quality training providers and gives employers a level of assurance that the organisations they are using have the capacity and capability to deliver high quality apprenticeship training. We are delighted to be recognised as one of these."
DTL already delivers apprenticeships to the gas and water industries and has developed programmes for smart meter installers and the development of management skills. The firm’s inclusion on the list adds more impetus to the company's efforts to support the utilities and construction sector in addressing the UK’s skills shortage.
Training to make best use of Apprenticeship Levy
The Apprenticeship Levy, which is due to be introduced in April, will see UK employers pay a charge of 0.5% of their annual pay bill in excess of £3 million. In return, they will receive electronic vouchers which can be used to provide apprenticeship training for their employees. From May 2017, levied employers will be able to choose a provider from the RoATP, which has been designed to encourage diversity and competition, supporting quality and employer choice.
The aim of the levy is to encourage businesses to invest in training and to meet the Government’s target of three million additional apprentices by 2020.
DTL has a long history of successfully delivering apprenticeships for major construction and utility companies such as SGN, Balfour Beatty and Yorkshire Water. Indeed, over the last 10 years, the firm has successfully delivered more than 1,000 apprenticeship programmes with a success rate in excess of 95%.