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Apprenticeship Quality & Compliance Manager

  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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Apprenticeship Quality & Compliance Manager

Education & Training

Reading, England

Due to expansion an exciting new opportunity has arisen for a
Quality Manager.

My client is a professional education company, that delivers both exam and apprenticeship programmes for accounting qualifications,but has wider ambitions over the next 23 years. They have a central apprenticeship team that manages funding and compliance for all of our 7 centres and therefore this role is specific to their Reading and Southampton centres.

They are a small but growing team of 20 staff spread across 2 offices near to
Reading and to
Southampton train stations. They focus on delivering an excellent experience for their students and clients.

Reporting to a Director you will build excellent relationships with the central apprenticeship team to ensure delivery in Reading and Southampton is compliant with these internal processes as well as work closely with their client engagement teams to communicate this to their widening client base some of whom are new to Apprenticeships.

You will promote continuous improvement in raising and maintaining quality and compliance standards across the 2 centres and share these improvements with the central team.


This role requires a strong approach to compliance and quality within a commercial context working with professional organisations.

The successful candidate will possess up to date knowledge of apprenticeships under trailblazer standards, (although not necessarily in the finance industry), their delivery, the apprenticeship levy and EFSA funding rules especially relating to subcontracting.

Overseeing the quality of delivery of the team of five skills coaches
Monitoring KPIs to drive quality
Acting as nominee for Ofsted inspections
Reporting to the Board of Directors
Managing ESFA audit
Driving quality and updating the client service team on all things apprenticeship
Managing our subcontracting relationships with other FI centres


Ability to communicate with senior management and board members both internally and externally
Experience of PICS/Onefile or similar systems highly desirable
Strong working knowledge of ESFA Funded programmes such as Apprenticeships levy and nonlevy
Highly numerate and analytical
Advanced IT skills and confident in using a range of IT tools
Writing of bid and growth requests desirable
An analytical and inquisitive mind determined to provide timely and accurate information to key stakeholders
Highly organised and good eye for detail
Previous experience in working with training providers and/or colleges
A passion for working with apprentices and helping them develop
To track apprenticeship funding changes, best practice and competitor benchmarking to make recommendations of how these can be applied.
To be an internal advocate of the apprenticeship programmes within the business
Making suggestions for programme and delivery development and improvements, and how to implement them
Experience acting as a nominee on an Ofsted inspection
Be prepared to be flexible and support the team as required


The role will be primarily based in their Reading office which is located 5 mins walk from Reading railway station although the candidate will be required to travel to our Southampton office (10 mins walk from the railway station) and also to attend group meetings in London from time to time. They are a flexible employer and therefore for the right person would accommodate a balance of home and office work, although client and audit requirements mean this would not be contractual.

Please note all potential employees are subject to a DBS Check to ensure our learners safety and this will be a mandatory requirement as part of final due diligence checks to the candidate offered the position.

Job Types: Fulltime, Permanent

Salary: £38,000.00 to £42,000.00 /year + benefits


working in the delivery of apprenticeship standards: 1 year (Required)


ALevel or equivalent (Required)

If you would like to be considered for this position, please get in contact today with Ian Weng Ho on ##### ######or email your CV to #####@######.###



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