Providers of port Related Trailblazer Apprenticeships

Finding a Port Related Apprenticeship Main Providers 

Unless they are large enough to become main providers themselves, employers looking to run apprenticeships will need to work through a Main Provider.  The following providers are known to be considering or already delivering port related apprenticeships.  Listed in alphabetical order: 


Blackpool and the Fyld College - Fleetwood Nautical Campus:


Modal Training:


Neath Port Talbot College:


Port Training Services:


Solent University Southampton:


South Tyneside College/South Shields Marine School:


Weston College:



Trailblazer Apprenticeship Provider Regulation

To deliver the training element of an apprenticeship an organisation needs to be registered on or through the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers.  It is the employer's responsibility to ensure that their proposed provider is correctly registered.  Employers looking for a provider of general apprenticeships, finance, engineering, etc. can find the list of approved providers and further information by following the link below: 

Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP)



Provider Types

The 3 provider types are:

  • main provider - organisations that can be selected by levy paying employers to deliver apprenticeship training, or selected by another main provider to work as a subcontractor
  • employer provider – levy paying employers who are permitted to provide training to their own staff or to apprentices in their connected companies. They cannot deliver training to other unconnected organisations
  • supporting provider - organisations that only deliver as a subcontractor for contract values between £100,000 and £500,000 per year in total



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