Salford Business School apprentice reading paper

Subcontracting Management Fees

Payment to employer providers will be made to cover direct costs only as required in the ESFA funding rules. Employers subcontracted to deliver part of an apprenticeship must evidence the direct costs of their delivery in order to claim payment.

The management fees are individually negotiated with each subcontractor and are agreed between the parties in advance of the commencement of the subcontracting arrangement. These fees will reflect the University's costs in procuring and managing subcontracts and the associated apprenticeship provision and in normal circumstances will not exceed 20% of the overall contract.

Typically, the management fees cover the provision of:

  • Administration
  • Quality Assurance
  • MIS function relating to the submission of funding claims to the ESFA
  • Provision of management meetings