Employee Development Services - 2021 (NOE.0529)

01/07/2021 - 30/06/2023 (option to extend 2x12 months)

NOE CPC Reference: NOE.0529

This free to access framework covers Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Apprenticeships and Functional Skills Training and provides a flexible vehicle to contract. The agreement will open at quarterly intervals for new providers to bid. 

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NOE CPC have tendered to provide a framework agreement for the provision of Employee Development Services. The framework covers Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Apprenticeships and Functional Skills Training.
The intention is that this framework agreement will provide a flexible vehicle to contract with providers, which will reflect over time the needs of Contracting Authorities. The framework will open at quarterly intervals for new providers to bid.

The framework is split into the following Lots:

  • Lot 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This Lot may also be utilised by Contracting Authorities to identify and contract with providers of coaching and/or mentoring services.

  • Lot 2 Apprenticeships

Direct award and further competitions available and allows Contracting Authorities to access Skills Funding Agency approved providers.

  • Lot 3 Functional Skills Training

Functional skills apply to diverse careers and industries and are equivalent to GCSEs. They are required qualifications for apprenticeships, and may be required by some NHS staff to progress into employment where these are essential requirements.

  • Flexible vehicle to tender and direct award for learning and development services
  • Reopens quarterly to give suppliers in the market the opportunity to bid
  • Contracting Authorities may reopen the competition to meet their own requirements at any stage
  • Allows for a broad range of requirements to be met, including functional skills training to support staff with their career development
  • Providers to Lot 2 all meet national standards and are on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers
  • Supports Contracting Authorities in accessing apprenticeship funding. 

Lot 1: Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Lot 2: Apprenticeships

Lot 3: Functional Skills Training 

  • Access Skills
  • Acis Group Ltd
  • Acorn Training 
  • Aspire Development
  • Babington Business College Ltd
  • Barnsley College
  • Bespoke Professional Training and Development
  • Beyond Consultants Ltd
  • Buttercups Training Ltd
  • Calderdale College
  • Cambridge Spark
  • Chesterfield College
  • CIPS Corporate Services Ltd
  • CT Skills
  • Derby Business College
  • De Montfort University
  • Derwentside College
  • Doncaster College
  • Eliesha Training Ltd
  • Encompass Consultancy Ltd
  • GI Group Recruitment Ltd
  • GP Strategies Training Ltd
  • Health Coaching Academy Ltd
  • Hit Training Ltd T/A Connect2care
  • Impact Futures
  • ioda Ltd
  • Keele University
  • Learning Curve Group Ltd
  • Let's get Healthy
  • Lifetime Training Group Ltd
  • Luminate Education Group
  • Marr Corporation Ltd
  • Medics Academy
  • Middlesbrough College
  • Multiverse
  • Prostart Training
  • QA Ltd
  • Qube Qualifications and Development Ltd
  • Realise Learning and Development Ltd
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Source Solutions UK Hull Ltd
  • SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd
  • Teesside University School of Health and Social Care
  • The Open University
  • The Sheffield College
  • The University of Huddersfield
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Total People Ltd (part of the LTE Group)
  • Training Now
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Derby
  • University of Sunderland
  • Wakefield College
  • Woodspeen Training
  • Workforce Development Trust.

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