The Tech Partnership

Employers like Visa Europe want to be confident that the apprenticeship we deliver is of an outstanding quality. Where a training provider's programme has been accredited as Tech Industry Gold, we can have that confidence.

James Lawrence, Senior Talent Manager, Visa Europe

Tech Industry Gold for training providers

Deliver courses employers want and trust

Tech Industry Gold is a quality mark that is designed to help employers choose apprenticeship training providers who have a proven track record in delivering excellent digital apprenticeships, with a focus on meeting employer needs and accelerating apprentice productivity.

Training providers are accredited by the Tech Partnership – which ensures that they are trusted to deliver the digital skills that businesses are looking for.

A growing range of leading employers - including Accenture, BT, Capgemini, CGI, DWP, Ford, Fujitsu, HMRC, IBM, John Lewis, Lloyds Bank, Quicksilva and Thales - are committed to using Tech Industry Gold accredited providers, because of their assurance of quality and employer-focused delivery.


What are the benefits for training providers?

  • Increased customer confidence: Highlight to employers that your apprenticeships offer the high quality, employer-designed course standards that the industry is looking for. 
  • Learn and share knowledge: Learn from best practice in employer engagement; gain access to online resources from industry and benefit from the tech sector’s work to increase the uptake of apprenticeships across the UK. 
  • Increase awareness of your programmes: You’ll be licensed to use the Tech Industry Gold brand, highlighting the quality of your programmes. In addition, we’ll promote Industry Gold apprenticeships to tech sector employers and to students and teachers through our careers advice, teaching resources and schools outreach activity. 


What does it take to become accredited?

You can apply to be a Tech Industry Gold provider if your organisation is registered on the SFA Register of Apprentice Training Providers (RoATP) and you can demonstrate:

  • Strong knowledge of the digital sector and the skills that new entrants needs to flourish within it
  • Excellent levels of service and responsiveness to the needs of different employers
  • High apprenticeship completion rates and a high Ofsted grade for apprenticeship delivery


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