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Apprenticeship Training Services

Framework Agreement Description

This Apprenticeship Training Services framework provides a compliant route to access services from a broad range of apprenticeship training providers, supporting employers to effectively utilise their apprenticeship levy. Please see below for further details about the framework including the benefits of using this NHS SBS framework.


Framework Agreement Information

Apprenticeship Training Services [285KB]

Apprenticeship Training Services

When does it start?
23 June 2017 to 22 June 2021


Who can take advantage?
NHS and Public Sector Organisations


About this agreement
As part of government apprenticeship reforms, from 1 May 2017 employers with an annual wage bill of £3m or more are required to pay a value equivalent to 0.5% of their wage bill as an apprenticeship levy. Employers are able to use this levy funding to purchase apprenticeship training services from providers of Apprenticeships through an online digital account managed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).


Public sector employers have been made subject to a target of 2.3% of their employees being apprentices by 2020.


This framework aims to provide employers access to a broad range of apprenticeship providers to meet the increasing demand for apprenticeships and enable employers to
purchase high quality apprenticeship provision using their levy.

Benefits of using this agreement
Suppliers able to supply all regions and sub-regions of England
A broad range of apprenticeship frameworks and standards, ranging from Levels 2-7
High quality service provision- suppliers on the framework have achieved high employer and learner satisfaction results
A broad range of suppliers; Further Education Colleges, top ranked Higher Education Institutions and quality private training providers
Opportunity to directly award to your preferred supplier on the framework using a direct award procedure
Opportunity to run a mini-competition off the main framework agreement to meet any more bespoke requirements and to support with drive down pricing
Framework prices inclusive of end point assessment (and inclusive of a free resit)
Framework providers include many who provider traineeships as well as apprenticeships


Framework Agreements & Support Framework Agreements & Support


  • All suppliers are members of the SFA's Register of Apprenticeship Training Organisations
  • All suppliers have been subject to a Higher Education Review by the QAA
  • All suppliers awarded Level 3 or higher from the OFSTED Overall Effectiveness


Supplier Details

  • Currently the NHS Shared Business Services Apprenticeship Training Services Framework comprises of circa 200 suppliers, with this number growing as new suppliers are approved to join
  • Suppliers on the framework are split by their ability to provide Apprenticeship Standards and Apprenticeship Frameworks
  • Suppliers are also split between 10 separate geographical regions
  • For full details of which suppliers are on the framework, please contact Maria Amariei: maria_amariei@nhs.net


 1st Care Training Limited Hawk Management (UK) Limited Salford and Trafford Engineering Group Training Association (STEGTA)
 AB Education Consultants Ltd HIT Training Ltd Salford City College
 Absolute Care Training & Education Ltd Hopwood Hall College  Sandwell College
 Acacia Training and Development Ltd HTFT Partnership Limited SBC Training Ltd
 Acacia Training Limited Hugh Baird College Seetec Business Technology Centre
 Access Training HYA Training Limited Sheffield Hallam University
 Accrington & Rossendale College iCount Training (Louise Setton T/A iCount Training UKPRN 10032653) Skills North East Limited
 Adult Education in Gloucester Impact Futures Training Limited Skills Team Ltd
 Advanced Personnel Management Group (UK) Limited Intelligencia Training Limited Skills Training UK
 Alder Training Limited Interserve Learning & Employment Smart Training and Recruitment Ltd
 Anderson Stockley Accredited Training Ltd Intraining Group Limited Solihull College and University Centre
 Anglia Ruskin University (Degrees at Work) IPS International Limited Solveway Limited
 Ashley Hunter Training Academy John Laing Training Limited South and City College Birmingham
 Aspire Achieve Advance Limited K F Training South Devon College
 Aspire Development (UK) Ltd Kainuu Ltd South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
 Aston University Kaplan Financial Limited South London Academy
 Avensys UK Training Ltd KBM Training & Recruitment Limited South Tyneside College
 Babcock Training Ltd Keele University Southport College
 Babington Business College Limited Keith Stevenson & Associates Limited Speacialist Trade Courses
 Back 2 Work Complete Training Kendal College SR Education
 Barnardo's Key Training Ltd SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd
 Barnet and Southgate College Key6 Group Ltd St Helens Chamber Limited
 Barnsley College Lakes College St Helens College
 BC Arch Limited Lancaster and Morecambe College Staffordshire University
 Beats Learning Limited Lancaster University Steadfast Training Limited
 Bestland Solutions Limited learndirect Strode College
 Birmingham City University Learning Curve (JAA) Limited Sussex Coast College Hastings
 Birmingham Metropolitan College Learning Skills Partnership Ltd Sussex Downs College
 Blackburn College Leeds Beckett University Swindon College Corporation
 Blackpool and The Fylde College Leeds City College Sysco Business Skills Academy Ltd
 Bolton College Leeds Trinity University Tameside College
 BPP Professional Educational Limited Leicester College Teesside University
 BPP University Limited Let Me Play The Apprentice and Training Partnership
 Bradford College Lewisham Southwark College The Growth Company Limited
 Buckinghamshire New University Lifetime Training Group The Oldham College
 Burnley College Liverpool John Moores University The Open University
 Bury College Lincoln College The Sheffield College
 Buttercups Training Limited London Metropolitan University The University of Reading
 Canterbury Christ Church University London South Bank University The University of Sheffield
 Capita Group Plc Loughborough College The University of Warwick
 Care Assessment Training Services Ltd Macclesfield College Together Training
 CareShield Manchester Metropolitan University Total People Ltd
 City College Nottingham Mantra Learning Total Training Company (UK) Limited
 City of Liverpool College Maritime + Engineering College North West Trafford College
 City of Wolverhampton College MAXIMUS People Services Ltd Training 2000 Ltd
 Cogent Skills McArthur Dean Training Ltd Training Event Safety Solutions Ltd
 Cornwall College Further Education Corporation Mercia College Limited Training Synergy Limited (Escalla)
 Coventry and Warwickshire Chambers of Commerce Training Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust TRN (Train) Ltd
 Create Care Training Limited MI ComputSolutions UCT
 creative process digital Middlesbrough College University College Birmingham
 Cumbria Training Centre Millbrook Management Services University of Bedfordshire Higher Education Corporation
 Damar Limited Nacro University of Bolton Higher Education Corporation
 DBC Training New College Swindon University of Brighton
 De Montfort University Higher Education Corporation North Lancs Training Group Ltd University of Central Lancashire
 Derby College Northumberland College University of Chester
 Derwentside College Nottingham College University of Cumbria
 DH Associates Ltd Nottingham Trent University University of Derby
 Dhunay Corporation Ltd Paragon Education and Skills Limited University of Essex
 Doncaster College - As an operating division of DN Colleges Grou Pearson College London University of Hertfordshire
 Dynamic Training Pembrokeshire College University of Kent
 Eastleigh College Petroc University of Lincoln
 Eden Training Solutions PhemaGrace Ltd University of Northampton, The
 Edge Hill University Phoenix Training University of Salford
 Educ8 Ltd Pier Technology Ltd t/a Pier Training University of Suffolk
 Education and Skills Training & Development Ltd PM Training University of Sunderland
 Eliesha Training Premier People Solutions t/a/ Premier partnership University of Wolverhampton
 Encompass Consultancy Prestige Training Ltd Urban Futures
 Entrust Support Services Preston College Vista Training Solutions Ltd
 Estio Training Ltd Principal Skills Ltd Vocational Training Services Care Sector Ltd
 Everton in the Community Profound Services LTD Walsall College
 Firebrand Training Ltd Progress to Excellence Ltd Warrington Collegiate
 Furness College Prospect Training Services (Gloucester) Ltd Warwickshire College
 Gateshead College PTP Training Ltd Ways 2 Work (Doncaster) Ltd
 GEN II Engineering & Technology Training Ltd (Gen2) QA Limited West Cheshire College
 GK Apprenticeships Ltd Qube Qualifications and Development Limited West Suffolk College
 GlobeUs Training Ltd Rewards Training Recruitment Consultancy Ltd Weston College of Further and Higher Education
 Goodwill Solutions Learning Academy CIC Riverside College Wigan and Leigh College
 GP Strategies Training Limited Riverside Training Willing and Able Ltd
 Greater Brighton Metropolitan College RNN Group Wiltshire College
 Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education Rochdale Training Wirral Metropolitan College
 Halesowen College Royal Mencap Society Xtol Development Services Ltd
 Harlow College Runshaw College YMCA Training
 Hart Learning and Development Runway Apprenticeships Ltd ZHQ Limited


Framework Contact Info Telephone

E: NSBS.contractenquiries@nhs.net

For more framework agreements see our  Framework Agreements Portfolio [307KB]

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