Skills4Pharmacy’s application for the RoATP has been successful

Jun 22, 2022 |
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With a lot of hard work from the Skills4Pharmacy team, we are proud to announce that once again we have met the criteria for the governments Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

The RoATP is an entry route for businesses and employers who want to deliver apprenticeship training. It plans to moderate the quality of apprenticeships and provide assurance to employers, learners, and the government.

Here at Skills4Pharmacy, we are delighted to be one of the fastest growing apprenticeship training providers in the UK. This position continues to strengthen following our successful re-application to the government’s Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. The RoATP is the gold standard for apprenticeship and training providers across the UK.

Earlier last year, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) launched a “refresh” with a new set of application criteria for 1,800 providers on the register to meet. The refresh needs every provider to go through a robust application process, with stricter entry criteria needing to be met.

The entry requirements for the register demonstrate the ESFA’s commitment to improving the quality of apprenticeship training, ensuring only providers who are appropriately skilled, and are ready to meet the skills and needs of apprentices and employers.

Amerjit Singh’s views

Amerjit Singh, Managing Director of Skills4Pharmacy said: “We’re delighted to have been reapproved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency for the foreseeable future, it gives me the opportunity to thank the whole team who supported the more robust application and made this happen.

This approval gives our learners, employers, and our team confidence that the organisation is in a good position to move forward with our apprenticeship provision and provides security for all stakeholders.

Not only were we approved but we also scored outstanding for financial health which further strengthens the organisation’s standing to existing and new learners and employers. This approval now gives us the opportunity to continue to improve and expand our national offer to the pharmacy sector as we strive to become the ‘go to’ organisation for pharmacy apprenticeships in England.”