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  • CK1

    Hi there

    Are ‘Partnerships’ audited in the same way Sub Contractors are?


    Martin West

    You would have to define a “Partnership”?



    Regardless of the terminology, you’re still the prime, so they’re still your learners, so they’d be audited the same way.

    Most “partnerships”, particularly for Loan provision, skirt the boundaries of acceptability, so be very very careful when entering into any sort of arrangement.

    To restate my usual advice “if it sounds like a fiddle, don’t do it”…



    Hello CK1:

    Can I suggest you read the definition of a subcontractor in the rules which says that a subcontractor is a legal entity that has been given a contract to deliver all or part of the training. Unless they are under your direction and control like any directly employed member of staff they are a subcontractor.

    This is not an attack on you or your organisation but I dont understand why so many companies get away with bending the rules by calling it something else, its clear as mud in the rules.

    Anyho rant over

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