There are a number of business models used by an Approved Training Body (ATB). They vary from being owned outright, a franchise model or somewhere in between. There are pros and cons for each and depending on what you want depends on the type opt for.
Owning Your Own Business
Business Ownership refers to the control over an enterprise, providing the power to dictate the operations and functions, you make all the decisions and the buck stops with you.
Types of structure that exist are:
The Franchise Model
Not for Profit or Charity Status
There are a number of hops to jump through to create one of these organisations.