Learning providers are educational institutions such as colleges, universities and schools. They help you find apprentices, deal with funding for training and offer support to employers and apprentices.
Learning providers organise and deliver the training in your apprenticeship programme and they must make sure the apprentice is registered on the scheme. They must also ensure that the apprentice reaches the intended qualification.
You need to choose a learning provider who will train and asses your apprentices. There are hundreds of approved providers across Scotland including colleges, universities and private organisations. Each learning provider has different availability, costs and types of training. So, it's important to discuss what your business needs with multiple providers. We've got a question guide to help you get started in the discussions.