Government is very supportive of employers who want to deliver training to apprentices (to your own staff or to other employers’ staff) and we understand that the introduction of the apprenticeship reforms will make many employers feel that this is the right approach for them. It enables you to directly design and deliver the content of the off the job training which your own apprentices will receive, giving you the ability to make sure it includes everything you think it should. Employers who become providers can also help improve the quality of apprenticeships by widening the market and increasing the options for delivering high-quality training that will raise professional standards in your industry. Becoming a provider may mean investment in personnel (for example data administration, quality advisors, trainers, maths & English tutors etc.) and should only be considered if you are confident that you can provide quality training to the standards required of Approved English Apprenticeships.