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Benefits of becoming a gold standard provider

From increasing your exposure to employers, to sharing best practice with other organisations and accessing exclusive policy updates, becoming a People 1st gold standard apprenticeship provider will help cement your reputation as an excellent training provider and help secure you new business.

Benefits include:

Referrals to People 1st clients:

Once you become a gold standard apprenticeship provider, we’ll be happy to recommend your services to our consultancy clients. We work with a large number of employers across the visitor economy, and some outside it too, helping them build their apprenticeship and talent management strategies.

We’re committed to delivering the very best service for all of our clients and, as such, we’ll only recommend a learning provider if we genuinely believe that they offer excellent, employer-focussed services. We know that our gold standard providers have proven their ability to do this, so we can recommend them with confidence.

Promotion and recognition:
  • Be seen as the ‘best of the best’ by employers – when they see the gold standard badge, they will know that you have a proven track record of delivering excellent apprenticeships for businesses
  • Share your stories with potential clients through increased social media exposure
  • Be featured as a gold standard provider on the People 1st website
  • Have your services showcased through People 1st events and marketing
  • Use the official People 1st gold standard logo on your website and marketing materials
Sharing best practice
  • Become part of People 1st’s ‘Provider Network’, which brings gold standard apprenticeship providers together with aspiring gold standard members, and those that have achieved People 1st’s specialist accreditation for delivering excellent full-time or classroom-based training for the visitor economy.
  • Stay ahead of the curve and network with other providers at quarterly events, which cover topics including:
    • Updates from provider representatives on the Retail, Hospitality and Travel Apprenticeship Boards
    • The latest skills policy developments
    • Issues currently affecting providers
    • Key research on skills in the visitor economy
    • Learnings from our work with employers
  • Get access to free webinars and discounted workshops/seminars on apprenticeships
Exclusive information and resources
  • Stay up-to-speed on skills policy developments with detailed updates straight to your inbox, including:
    • Help and guidance on apprenticeships and the levy and emerging skills policy
    • First-hand visitor economy insights with the latest industry intelligence from People 1st
    • Reaction to the latest policy developments as soon as they become available
  • View the latest information at any time, with access to the members-only section of the People 1st website
Ready to start experiencing the benefits of being a gold standard apprenticeship provider?

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How to become a gold standard apprenticeship provider

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Webinar recording: Evidencing really good apprenticeship delivery as a provider – with Ofsted

When it comes to Ofsted inspection, what do all the recent changes to apprenticeships mean to you as a learning provider? Listen into an open and frank conversation about inspection and the expectations of Ofsted, with Her Majesty’s Inspector and Specialist Adviser for Apprenticeships.

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