Once your contract is activated, your Development and Delivery Executive (DDE) will visit and talk you through the FA programme requirements.    

Complete the necessary paperwork  

You should first familiarise yourself with the way we monitor contract compliance. You should also complete the mandatory FA Learner Registration FormandFA Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.  

Depending on the apprenticeship you offer, yourself, the employer and learner should sign the Work Based Learning Declaration. You could find this in our publications area.   

Upload these completed documents to Funding Information and Processing System (FIPS).  

Claim your milestone payments  

You need to provide milestone evidence at different points of delivery and upload them to FIPS. You can find out how to do this in the Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements.  

You should also complete themilestone reportwhen needed. When you meet all the obligations under your Foundation Apprenticeship provider contract then you claim your milestone payments.  

Make sure you maintain and keep all the information in FIPS up to date.   

Preparing for the apprentice starting 

Before the apprentice starts, you need to set them up with an awarding body including the SQA Group award, FA certificate and the awarding body units which make up the apprenticeship.