Subcontracting fees policy
Why does Hair Academy South West subcontract?
As one of the largest independent specialist hair and beauty providers in the South West the Hair Academy South West (HASW) seeks to develop like-minded partnerships who can complement our existing provision and offer quality driven industry-recognised qualifications to support learners and employers.
HASW’s commitment to improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment
HASW is committed to continual improvement to the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. This is demonstrated though it’s subcontracting fees policy by ensuring that all partners are selected through demonstrable evidence that they deliver quality teaching and learning and are managed through a process of regular performance monitoring.
What service and support fees do HASW apply?
The typical percentage range charged by HASW for management and training services is between 14% – 55%. This service and support fee is deducted from the ESFA rate based on the funding income received by HASW. Our policy is communicated at the initial meeting, with regard to payment we will commit to paying 10 working days after receipt of invoice
The amount charged will be negotiated with the individual party and will depend on a number of factors but is not limited to:
- Evidence of an established relationship between HASW and the subcontractor
- Market experience of the subcontractor
- Evidence of the risk factor to HASW
- Level of support deemed to be enquired from HASW
- Performance against target measures as agreed with the subcontractor
What support do HASW offer their subcontractors?
HASW believe the relationship has a joint responsibility to deliver high quality provision to all learners and employers. For each sub-contracting provision type, HASW provide the following services and support relevant to the sub-contractor’s business and needs: dedicated contact with regular performance updates against clear measures of success and ongoing quality performance alongside quality monitoring visits. The range of services are dependant upon the needs of the sub-contractor and may include (but are not limited to), training and learning provision, learner assessment and internal quality assurance.
How do HASW make payments to their subcontractors?
Payments are made based on the value provided by the PFR received monthly from the ESFA, less the service and support fee as agreed. Payments are made by BACS and HASW expects subcontractors to fully engage in assessing the accuracy of payments and therefore have a responsibility to identify any inaccuracies.
How often does HASW review its subcontracting fees policy?
This policy will be reviewed the HASW Directors on an annual basis or earlier if the funding rules dictate and is published on our website.