Sub Contract Policy

Sub-contract fee policy 2018/19

SBC Training Ltd operates as a lead provider. Some provision is delivered via sub-contractor organisations to enable the provision of a wider choice of appropriate Apprenticeship frameworks to employers and learners within the guidelines of current ESFA funding rules. All providers undergo appropriate due diligence processes prior to undertaking any delivery.

The following policy applies to all provision that is sub-contracted and is effective from 1st August 2018
Any direct costs of providing access to funding is agreed in consultation with individual organisations with the prime aim of ensuring that the value to the learner and their employer is maximised. The agreed fee is applied to all Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funded programmes and will be deducted prior to payments being made to providers. All claims will be made subject to providers meeting the requirements outlined in the individual sub-contract agreement and current ESFA funding rules applicable at the time of the claim.

Additional Charges

SBC Training will negotiate additional fees should the sub-contractor need administrative and or teaching support to effectively manage their contract.

Additional Support

SBC Training has a responsibility to support all sub-contract partners to develop and deliver high quality training that meets (and where possible exceeds) the needs of learners and employers. Retained funding is used to meet the direct cost of provision of a range of support and compliance measures to ensure that public funds are protected and used effectively.

The exact support will vary dependent upon the sub-contractor needs, but may include:

  • Functional Skills support training
  • Quality consultant support
  • Safeguarding consultancy and training
  • Staff development resulting from Observation of Teaching & Learning (OTL)
  • Access to Functional Skills resources
  • Access to e-portfolio resources

Policy Review

This policy is due for review in July 2019 and will be published at