Delivering apprenticeships: subcontracting information
De Montfort University (DMU) engages with subcontractors to tailor programmes to suit the needs of the apprentice, their employer and the apprenticeship.
DMU works with subcontractors where training providers and employers have expertise that would benefit the apprentice’s learning journey and experience.
DMU has experience as both a main training provider and as a subcontractor to external providers. As a main training provider, DMU will provide governance and oversight as well as quality monitoring activities.
Where elements of a DMU award are subcontracted, the Educational Partnerships Team will manage the process of approving the subcontractor as a collaborative partner of the university. Where subcontractors engage with elements of the apprenticeship, the Central Apprenticeship Team will support faculty delivery.
DMU provides subcontractor agreements to outline how and why DMU engages with subcontractors. These outline the training delivered by subcontractors and include an itemised account of how funding is used. This demonstrates transparency and value for money. DMU conducts appropriate due diligence with all subcontractors.
Information on how DMU engages with apprenticeship subcontractors is available for inspection by the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), and discussed with apprenticeship employers prior to delivery.
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