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People 1st gold standard apprenticeship providers

If you’re looking for a training provider to help you recruit, train and retain apprentices in your business, we are currently developing a network of gold standard apprenticeship providers to meet your needs.

Current People 1st gold standard apprenticeship providers:

Map Key  Gold standard apprenticeship provider Hospitality accredited provider

Ayrshire College

Hospitality accredited provider

Ayrshire College offers hospitality, professional cookery, bakery, and tourism courses at SCQF level 4 to 8 across Ayrshire.

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Babcock

Gold standard apprenticeship provider

Babcock is one of the UK’s largest apprenticeship providers and our name is synonymous with trust, integrity and innovation.

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Bournemouth and Poole College of FE

Hospitality accredited provider

The area provides a variety of hospitality and catering programmes based in Bournemouth campus. We offer courses from level 1 to level 3 as well as apprenticeships.

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Cardiff and Vale College

Hospitality accredited provider

More information coming soon

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City College Norwich

Hospitality accredited provider

The Hotel School is a great introduction to a career in hospitality and catering, offering you award-winning training environments, such as our highly acclaimed Debut restaurant that celebrates a prestigious AA Highly Commended Rosette award.

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Coleg Cambria

Hospitality accredited provider

At Coleg Cambria learners will have a range of experiences whilst studying Hospitality, working in two award winning restaurants which are open commercially to the public

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Cornwall College

Hospitality accredited provider

Cornwall College is one of the largest colleges in the UK. The hospitality and catering department provides training and education to young people, individuals, employees and employers across the range of hospitality businesses operating within the region. 

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Exeter College

Hospitality accredited provider

Exeter College is a large, thriving and growing tertiary college which places teaching, learning and student success as a top priority.

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Fareham College

Hospitality accredited provider

More information coming soon

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Hertford Regional College

Hospitality accredited provider

Herford Regional College is based over two campus and has 20 curriculum areas that offer a wide range of vocational qualifications.

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HIT Training

Gold standard apprenticeship provider

HIT Training is the leading specialist training and apprenticeship provider for the UK’s hospitality and catering industry. We are a countrywide provider, employing over 400 training staff operating from 35 offices.

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HTP Apprenticeship College

Gold standard apprenticeship provider

At HTP Apprenticeship College, we work alongside service users and sector stakeholders to promote, design and deliver high quality training to support the visitor economy.

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Hugh Baird College

Hospitality accredited provider

The hospitality and catering offer at Hugh Baird College is called the L20 Hotel School, and is tapping into some of the UK’s top culinary talent to educate and train the region’s future superstar chefs and hospitality workers.

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Leicester College

Hospitality accredited provider

We are proud to have a strong vocational focus, offering hundreds of courses across our three city centre campuses, which aim to give you the skills you need to get on in your chosen field.

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Lifetime

Gold standard apprenticeship provider

As the largest provider of apprenticeships in the UK, many blue chip businesses are already using Lifetime’s experience and expertise to make the apprenticeship levy work harder.

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London South East Colleges

Hospitality accredited provider

More information coming soon

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Milton Keynes College

Hospitality accredited provider

At Milton Keynes College we have well-equipped kitchens and an award-winning restaurant, The Brasserie, which currently holds AA College Rosette: Highly Commended status in addition to gold accreditation from People 1st, recognising the outstanding levels of training alongside excellent service.

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New City College

Hospitality accredited provider

Welcome to east London’s newest and largest college. Created by the merger of Hackney Community College, Redbridge College and Tower Hamlets College.

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Oaklands College

Hospitality accredited provider

Although we’re still in our infancy as a department, we have made huge in roads into the industry and created some real success stories with some of our students. 

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Peterborough Regional College

Hospitality accredited provider

Peterborough Regional College courses span from one-day food safety courses designed for anyone wishing to work in the hospitality industry preparing and cooking food, to level 3 advanced professional cookery courses and hospitality services.

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Remit Group

Gold standard apprenticeship provider

Remit Group is a national training provider, established in 2008. Remit’s 330 employees work across operations and support functions in the UK. Remit has an experienced support team that ensures quality, data management, marketing, account management and recruitment are managed effectively

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Runshaw College

Hospitality accredited provider

Runshaw is a large sixth form college in central Lancashire, offering both, A level and vocational qualifications. We have an award-winning training restaurant called Foxholes, which has been established for over 30 years. Our ethos has always been that we take pride in quality and service.

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Shrewsbury College

Hospitality accredited provider

More information coming soon

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Solihull College & University Centre

Gold standard apprenticeship provider

Solihull College & University Centre has a proven track record of delivering management training and staff development services to employers.

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South Cheshire College

Hospitality accredited provider

South Cheshire College is the home of post-16 education in Crewe and Nantwich and one of the leading tertiary and sixth form colleges nationally.

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Stafford College

Hospitality accredited provider

Stafford College is a mainly vocational centre offering a wide range of courses, including some new A-levels and pathways. The hospitality and catering provision focuses on levels 1, 2 and 3, with options to specialise at level 3 from kitchen and larder, patisserie or hospitality leadership and supervision.

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The Manchester College

Hospitality accredited provider

The Manchester College prides itself on the high quality of education and resources it provides to the community of Greater Manchester.

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The Sheffield College

Hospitality accredited provider

More information coming soon

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The Source Skills Academy

Gold standard apprenticeship provider

The Source Skills Academy is an independent specialist training provider located in Sheffield, with the capability of delivering retail skills on a national basis.

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TLC (The Training and Learning Company)

Gold standard apprenticeship provider

TLC is renowned for its flexibility and innovation in delivering our training services. If that means we have to work the night shift, design a bespoke training programme or work out of hours to meet the needs of our customers, then we just do it.

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Total People

Gold standard apprenticeship provider

Total People is one of the largest suppliers of work-based learning in the North West of England. Currently supporting over 2,000 employers and 6,000 learners, we are organised into occupationally specific areas, each of which has competent and qualified training advisers with a wealth of knowledge in their particular field.

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Trafford College

Hospitality accredited provider

More information coming soon

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Truro and Penwith College

Hospitality accredited provider

We are an FE college with campuses in Truro and Penzance, and are rated by Ofsted as Outstanding. We offer full and part-time courses at both sites and the full range of hospitality apprenticeships throughout Cornwall.

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University College Birmingham (College of Food)

Hospitality accredited provider

University College Birmingham (UCB) is an internationally-renowned provider of a broad range of hospitality-related courses, ranging from professional cookery, bakery and patisserie to hospitality and tourism management.

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Vision Business West Nottinghamshire College

Gold standard apprenticeship provider

Vision Business is a trading name of West Nottinghamshire College, one of the biggest and most successful colleges in the country. We are nationally renowned for training that is linked to organisational development with outcomes in the top 10% of all providers nationally.

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Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Hospitality accredited provider

The college embraces and encourage all those who are driven to better themselves, achieve their goals and reach new heights. Outstanding resources combined with exceptional tutors and student support means that whatever the learners ambition, we can help them to achieve it. 

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Warrington and Vale Royal College

Hospitality accredited provider

Warrington & Vale Royal College prides itself on the high quality of education that it provides to the community of Cheshire and beyond.

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West London College

Hospitality accredited provider

At West London College we deliver courses from level 1 to level 3 in Professional Cookery, level 2 & 3 in Patisserie and Confectionery, level 1 & 2 in Food and Beverage.

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Westminster Kingsway College

Gold standard apprenticeship provider

Westminster Kingsway College is a further education college in central London, with centres in Kings Cross and Regents Park in Camden, together with Victoria and Soho centres in Westminster.

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Westminster Kingsway College

Hospitality accredited provider

Our institution is one of the main contributors to sustainable economic growth in this sector and is widely recognised as being integral and a supportive element of the food industry.

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What is a gold standard apprenticeship provider?

On a daily basis, employers ask us: “how can I tell if an apprenticeship provider is good”? Our gold standard makes this simple, saving you precious time and resources when you’re looking for an excellent provider partner.

Every single one of our gold standard providers is rigorously assessed, and regularly reviewed, on its ability to deliver an outstanding service to employers.

When you choose to work with one of our gold standard providers, you’ll know that they:

  • Work to an agreed and consistent service level
  • Deliver responsive, flexible programmes
  • Will reduce the burden on your business and ensure that their apprenticeship training delivers measurable results that your business will value
  • Are committed to – and passionate about – raising professionalism across the visitor economy sector
  • Will work in collaboration with other apprenticeship partners to achieve the best results for your business
  • Stay one step ahead of the evolving policy, business and economic landscape
What’s the difference between a gold standard apprenticeship provider, and the providers on the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP)?

Any provider that wants to deliver apprenticeships must be on the RoATP before they can be paid public funding to do so. As such, all of our gold standard apprenticeship providers will also be listed on the register.

A gold standard provider has gone through an assessment with People 1st that focuses specifically on the quality of service they give to employers, the results they deliver and how proactive they are at staying abreast of apprenticeship developments and best practice.

Put simply – providers on the RoATP have proven that they are suitable to operate as a training provider. People 1st gold standard providers have proven that they are able to deliver outstanding service that will help businesses achieve the best return on investment into apprenticeships.

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What businesses say:

“When we were choosing a training provider to deliver our new apprenticeship programme, we only considered those that held the People 1st gold standard. We knew it would give us another level of quality assurance on top of simply being listed on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers, so we insisted that they had to have that stamp of approval.”

Tracey Anderson, Performance and Development Manager, Center Parcs

"Being assured of quality is really key. For us, not having tons of experience of working with apprenticeship providers, the People 1st gold standard was a real seal of confidence so we knew we didn't have to worry about that. It allowed us to focus on finding the right cultural fit for our organisation." 

Carly Fish, Skills and Education Lead, Nando's