Regulatory affairs apprenticeship applications now open

Apprentices have begun signing up for the new Regulatory Affairs Specialist Apprenticeship scheme. Companies who qualify for funding should express their interest now

Posted on 24/01/2019

The Regulatory Affairs Specialist Apprenticeship Standard is now fully approved. The first intake for the TOPRA apprenticeship training will start in March 2019.

The regulatory affairs apprenticeship allows regulatory teams from organisations that pay the apprenticeship levy in the UK to benefit from those funds. For example, organisations can take on new staff or use the levy to develop staff they already have on their team.

Apprenticeship standard imageSamantha Alsbury, Head of Professional Development, TOPRA, said: “This master’s level apprenticeship is a great opportunity to fast track the training of regulatory teams. The TOPRA training programme will take apprentices from the Essentials course and our renowned Introductory Courses all the way through to the Masterclasses in just two-and-a-half years. Apprentices also have the opportunity to complete a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or the MSc Regulatory Affairs as part of the apprenticeship for a small additional fee.”

Smaller organisations who do not pay the levy can also benefit. The UK government has promised to subsidise 90% of the cost of apprenticeship training (ie, a smaller organisation pays 10% of the total cost). That equates to two-and-a-half years of training, including the Introductory Course and the Masterclasses, for just £2,100.

The next call to access funding for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is due to come out in April 2019. As an approved training provider, TOPRA will be applying for funding.

Expressions of interest are now invited from SMEs that would like to take advantage of the apprenticeship training and funding on a first come, first served basis once it is available. Contact to be added to the waiting list.