Martin Locock

Awarding bodies and subcontracting


We are a training provider and have an apprentice who will need to sit a Functional Skills exam to obtain a qualification to pass gateway.  This will involve us paying the awarding body the exam fee.   We do not otherwise use subcontractors: would this count as subcontracting? I assume not as it doesn't involve handing over any training responsibility.


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You are correct, Awarding Orgs don't count as sub-contractors.

Martin Locock


Kelly Knights

It would only be subcontracting if a third party was delivering the FS. As Steve says this is not subbing.


It's no different to registering a learner for any other exam.