I have been informed today that Decorus UK Ltd, based in Colchester, is filing for Administration.
The company stopped paying staff and assessors salaries in February 2017 after a whistle-blowing investigation ceased all funding from the Government to Decorus UK and in turn the cash dried up.
What next for Learners?
An email from CRC today confirmed:
“We have been made aware that Decorus UK Ltd are going into administration. Due to the seriousness of the situation we have given notice to terminate our contract with Decorus UK Ltd and will endeavour to continue to give every apprentice the opportunity to achieve their apprenticeship. We are currently finalising the recovery plan and will commence training with your employees as soon as possible with either ourselves or an approved provider. “
Therefore, it is a case of waiting for CRC to be able to arrange new Assessors; a very frustrating position to be in but unfortunately a waiting game that will have to be played out.