The University of Portsmouth subcontracts only the Functional Skills element of degree apprenticeships and has no intention of subcontracting any Apprenticeship training and/or on-programme assessment of the degree at RQF level 6 or 7.

All Apprenticeship training and/or on-programme assessment is delivered by the University of Portsmouth other than Level 2 English and Mathematics Functional Skills training.

In instances where the Apprentice has not, or is not able to evidence that they have obtained at least two GCSE at Grade C/4 (or equivalent) or above including English and Mathematics, they will be required to undertake Level 2 Functional Skills training.

As a Higher Education Institute, the University is currently unable to offer functional skills training education and must therefore subcontract the Functional Skills training to an experienced third party, which is Fareport Training Ltd.

  • Amount of funding claimed: £471
  • Amount paid to subcontractor: £400.35 is paid to Fareport Training per apprentice
  • Amount of funding retained by University of Portsmouth: £70.65 per apprentice is retained

Fareport are Ofsted Outstanding (full Ofsted inspection 4 July 2011) with a track record of successful function skills delivery.

We apply the same rigorous quality assurance processes to our subcontractor as we do to our own degree courses with regular progress checks, inspections of teaching and learning and audits.

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