L.I.T.S. Ltd is a Main Provider who utilise Subcontractors to complement our delivery model. In order to provide good quality training, to enhance the opportunities available to our learners and to fill the gaps within our niche and expert provision, we engage with subcontractors for the Technical Certificate element of the apprenticeship programme.

This strategy is supported by funds provided by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and is a mandatory requirement to assist L.I.T.S. Ltd and its subcontracting companies in complying with the obligations set within the current funding rules. It also ensures the correct use of funds in accordance with good practice and the business of the company.


All subcontractors undertake a comprehensive due diligence selection process to demonstrate that they not only meet the criteria below but can offer a benefit and value to our apprentices. They must:


  • Be approved on the Register of Approved Training Providers (RoATP)

  • Have suitable insurance.

  • Have suitably qualified staff.

  • Have appropriate policies and procedures in place.

  • Undertake observations on all aspects of teaching and learning.

  • Provide attendance records and progress reports.

  • Be familiar with and comply fully with the current version the ESFA funding rules.


Once L.I.T.S. Ltd are satisfied that the subcontractor has proved they are a legally, financially and educationally sound organisation, an agreed contract will be put in place and signed by authorised signatories from both parties. Contracts are reviewed and updated annually thereafter. Scheduled payment plans are also agreed and put in place for settling Subcontractors invoices, which are paid for via BACS.


We currently Subcontract with:


Solihull College                                           £2710.50

Barking & Dagenham College                       £6690.00

IPS International Ltd                                   £12950.00

South Thames College Group (Kingston)       £11111.10

Hopwood Hall                                             £2710.50

University of Northampton                           £12750.00

Functional Skills UK                                     £1800.00



                                                Total         £50722.10