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First4Skills Limited - In Administration

Nick Edwards, Bill Dawson and Paul Meadows were appointed Joint Administrators of First4Skills Limited (“the Company”) on 21 September 2012. The affairs, business and property of the Company are managed by the Joint Administrators. The Joint Administrators act as agents of the Company and contract without personal liability.

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About First4Skills Limited

The Company is a Government funded provider of vocational skills training to young people. Its core activities are providing training to learners on the Government’s apprenticeship and Foundation Learning programmes (historically, the Company also delivered the Government’s Train To Gain programme, which is now closed to new starts).

Prior to the Administrators’ appointment the Company had c. 9,400 learners in training programmes, employed by over 2,000, predominantly retail, organisations (including New Look, Primark, John Lewis and Currys).

Following the appointment of the Joint Administrators, the business and assets relating to the English and Scottish apprenticeship training divisions were sold to Liverpool Community College.

The English Foundation Learning division is being traded in Administration for a period of approximately two weeks, whilst a new provider is found. This is to be funded by the Education Funding Agency. 

The remaining parts of the business, based in Wales and Northern Ireland, were closed on appointment. The Joint Administrators will assist the relevant funding bodies in finding new learning placements for the c. 200 learners that were training in Wales and Northern Ireland prior to our appointment.

All reports and notices uploaded to this website have been prepared for the sole purpose of updating the creditors for information purposes. These reports and notices may not be relied upon, referred to, reproduced or quoted from, in whole or in part, by creditors for any purposes other than updating them for information purposes, or by any other person for any purpose whatsoever.

MORE Updates

  • Contacts
    How to get in touch with the right people.
  • Final report
    View the Final report.
  • Extension Progress Report
    View the Extension Progress Report.

First4Skills Limited use of website

It is the Administrators intention to provide all statutory information to creditors by use of this website in accordance with new legislation introduced by the Insolvency (Amendment) Rules 2010.

All known creditors will be advised each time a new document has been uploaded to the website and the documents will remain on the website for the duration of the administration and for three months after the administration has ended.

Related links

  • Contacts
    How to get in touch with the right people.
  • EC regulations
    Relevant statements, forms and regulations.
  • Statement of Insolvency practice 9 (E&W)
    Remuneration of Insolvency office holders
  • The Insolvency Practitioner Complaints Gateway
    The Insolvency Service, IP complaints

MORE Highlights

  • Final report
    View the Final report.
  • Extension Progress Report
    View the Extension Progress Report.
  • Progress Report
    View the Progress Report

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