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IMPORTANT NOTICE: 3aaa apprentices registered with BCS -
Updated 26 October 2018
Following the announcement on the 11 October that Aspire Achieve Advance (3aaa) had gone into administration, we are continuing to offer our support to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) with the transition of apprentices registered with BCS.

Our priority is to put the apprentice first and help ensure arrangements are made that will prevent any of them being disadvantaged in their remaining learning and end-point assessment.

ESFA has provided an update, this includes confirmation to providers that:
If you are approached by a levy paying employer to take on their apprentices affected by the closure of 3aaa, then you are free to enter into a contract with that employer and restart the apprentices programme. You do not need the permission of ESFA to do this.

If an employer asks you to take on their apprentices who are funded directly by ESFA, then you must contact ESFA via email at and obtain its approval before re-starting the apprentices programme.

Employers that had apprentices registered by 3aaa with BCS for Knowledge Modules and / or end-point assessment are advised to contact

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