Subcontractors

Our subcontracting partners are chosen for their track record in their specific subject areas and their suitability is confirmed via a due diligence assessment. Our current subcontractors were chosen for their commitment to learners and enthusiasm towards developing their businesses with S&B Academy

To ensure the standard of all subcontracting delivery is in accordance with the expectations of both S&B Automotive Academy Limited and associated funding organisations the Service Level Agreement or Contract will detail the quality monitoring arrangements. This level of monitoring will be proportionate to the length and scope of delivery, but will include use of internal and external audit procedures to ensure sufficient rigor is maintained for a high level of service to the learners and employers. Types of audit will be outlined in the SLA but will include IQA/EQA/Observations of learning and assessment, learner walks, sign up etc. S&B are committed to support and continually improve delivery to our learners.

The subcontracting policy ensures that there is openness and transparency in the fees and charges relating to subcontractors, so that when entering into a subcontracting relationship the potential partner is aware of the support services provided within the fee. The quality of learning within S&B Automotive Academy is therefore maintained with this scope.

The Subcontracting Policy can be downloaded here.

We are currently using two subcontractors:

  • LGS Transport Training (UKPRN 10044640)
  • Service subcontractor for 1-8-16 to 31-7-17 academic year, delivering apprenticeships:

    16 to 18 apprenticeships, 19+ apprenticeships

  • Norpro Training (UKPRN 10021662)
  • Service subcontractor from 1-8-16 to 31-7-17 academic year, delivering apprenticeships:

    16 to 18 apprenticeships, 19+ apprenticeships

    15-16 Contract:

    SFA Funding paid, to S&B for provision delivered by the subcontractor, in 15-16 academic year: £110,537.02

    SFA Funding: S&B have paid to LGS for provision delivered in 15-16 academic year. £49,196.53

    SFA Funding S&B retained for LGS for that academic year. £12,366.67

    SFA Funding: S&B have paid, to Norpro for provision delivered in 15-16 academic year: £38,962.94

    SFA Funding S&B retained for Norpro for that academic year. £9,740.74

    14-15 contract:

    Subcontractor for 14-15

  • Norpro Training (UKPRN 10021662)
  • Service subcontractor, delivering apprenticeships:

    16 to 18 apprenticeships, 19+ apprenticeships

    SFA Funding paid, to S&B for provision delivered by the subcontractor, in 14-15 academic year: £24,097.69

    SFA Funding: S&B have paid, to Norpro for provision delivered in 14-15 academic year: £19,278.15

    SFA Funding S&B retained for Norpro for 14-15 academic year. £4,819.54

    S&B currently charge 20% service charge for subcontractors as per our subcontracting policy. Payments will be scheduled with our partners and will be linked to each PFR monthly period claims as per SFA requirements.

    We also partner with Cardiff and Vale College, their Apprenticeship programmes are part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.