A training provider was approved to deliver apprenticeships by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), despite being the subject of an ongoing fraud investigation by police.
A total of 12 individuals with links to UKRS Training, which delivers training for the railway industry, have been arrested by British Transport Police, 10 of whom on suspicion of “supplying articles to commit fraud”.
The force says the investigation is ongoing, and that the individuals have been released on bail until next month. The provider has also been suspended from delivering rail safety training by Network Rail since March. But UKRS was added to the ESFA’s register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP) on 17 May, making it eligible to deliver apprenticeships using the Department for Education’s apprenticeship service.”