The PMA is approved by The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and is on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). Organisations that are listed on the RoATP have been through an application process with the ESFA that considers due diligence, capability, quality and financial health to assess their capability to deliver high-quality apprenticeship training.
As an ESFA Approved Training Provider, apprenticeship co-funding is available from ESFA, meeting most of the cost of the PMA ILM accredited diploma courses delivered within an apprenticeship standard. Some prior qualifications may exclude you from ESFA funding. A few NHS regions are making a co-contribution with a bursary. This could mean that the only funding you will need to cover is ILM registration. Please call 0330 111 6459 or email email@example.com for full details.
The PMA are proud to announce achievement of the matrix Standard. The matrix Standard is a unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals. This is a hugely important milestone, bringing reassurances about the quality standards we provide you.
The PMA are delighted to have gained Direct Claim Status (DCS) from ILM. By granting DCS, ILM have acknowledged that the PMA have demonstrated best practice in quality assurance processes, in accordance with strict requirements for training and assessment. We are now able to award qualifications to delegates following our own rigorous internal assessment and verification process meaning that delegate results and certificates can be issued sooner that many other ILM centres.
The PMA have achieved the Skills for Health Quality Mark. This demonstrates the organisation’s training provision meets a nationally recognised quality benchmark. Skills for Health have fully endorsed our training delivery and verified the quality the PMA provide as a training provider. For more on this please see our news page.
Transferring Apprenticeship Funds
Organisations that pay the apprenticeship Levy can now transfer up to 10% of its apprenticeship funds to other organisations to pay for their apprenticeship training and assessment. Following the Chancellors October 2018 Budget, this will rise to 25% from April 2019. The PMA encourage Levy NHS Trusts to support GP Foundations in developing its partner base through the sharing of Levy funds. Quite often we hear that Trusts simply can't spend all of its Levy and by seizing this opportunity, it is possible to make a real difference in improving services, patient satisfaction, raising staff competence and motivation. Read more and see the process for levy transfer here.
Here you can see the process for receiving apprenticeship levy funds to your Practice by transfer from an NHS Trust/ Hospital.