Delivery Provider Business Definition
1. Where providers work in partnership, the Delivery Provider is defined as the organisation directly responsible for delivering the learning aim to the learner.
2. Providers often work with a range of other education and training organisations and with a wide variety of contractual arrangements. Provision that is not delivered by the provider in receipt of LSC funding, that is, not delivered by their own staff and on their own premises is considered to be in partnership.
3. For example, if a Further Education college wishes to offer learners a specific learning aim such as a sports-related course and they do not have on-site facilities to do this, they may subcontract a local sports facility to deliver the course. In this example, the Further Education college would be the Provider and the sports facility would be the Delivery Provider.
4. Providers are obligated to annually declare details of all partners and partnership arrangements to the LSC. They are also responsible for the collection and return of all Individualised Learner Record (ILR) data.
5. Note: From 2008 / 2009, the term Partner Provider is generally used to describe partners, franchised partners and any other provider that is not directly funded by the LSC.
6. The following Data Definitions give the precise definition and sample code for the derivation of the Location of Delivery Provider Derived Variables as used in the Standard Files:
Last date modified: December 2012