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Apprenticeship Training Services

Framework Agreement Description

The Apprenticeship Training Services Framework provides a compliant route to access services from a broad range of apprenticeship training providers. This apprenticeship framework supports employers to effectively utilise their apprenticeship levy and includes providers who provide traineeships, as well as apprenticeships.

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Apprenticeship Training Services

Framework Agreement InformationApprenticeship Training Services Framework

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

Who can take advantage?
NHS and Public Sector Organisations

About this framework 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.

What are the 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 are inclusive of end point assessment (and inclusive of a free resit)
Framework providers include many who provide traineeships as well as apprenticeships

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  • 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


 1st Care Training Limited

 Hawk Management (UK) Limited

 Salford City College

 AB Education Consultants Ltd

 HIT Training Ltd

 Sandwell College

 Absolute Care Training & Education Ltd

 Hopwood Hall College 

 SBC Training Ltd

 Acacia Training and Development Ltd

 HTFT Partnership Limited

 Seetec Business Technology Centre

 Acacia Training Limited

 Hugh Baird College

 Sheffield Hallam University

 Access Training

 HYA Training Limited

 Skills North East Limited

 Accrington & Rossendale College

 iCount Training (Louise Setton T/A iCount Training UKPRN 10032653)

 Skills Team Ltd

 Adult Education in Gloucester

 Impact Futures Training Limited

 Skills Training UK

 Advanced Personnel Management Group (UK) Limited

 Intelligencia Training Limited

 Smart Training and Recruitment Ltd

 Alder Training Limited

 Interserve Learning & Employment

 Solihull College and University Centre

 Anderson Stockley Accredited Training Ltd

 Intraining Group Limited

 Solveway Limited

 Anglia Ruskin University (Degrees at Work)

 IPS International Limited

 South and City College Birmingham

 Ashley Hunter Training Academy

 K F Training

 South Devon College

 Aspire Achieve Advance Limited

 Kainuu Ltd

 South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

 Aspire Development (UK) Ltd

 Kaplan Financial Limited

 South London Academy

 Aston University

 KBM Training & Recruitment Limited

 South Tyneside College

 Avensys UK Training Ltd

 Keele University

 Southport College

 Babcock Training Ltd

 Keith Stevenson & Associates Limited

 Specialist Trade Courses

 Babington Business College Limited

 Kendal College

 SR Education

 Back 2 Work Complete Training

 Key Training Ltd

 SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd


 Key6 Group Ltd

 St Helens Chamber Limited

 Barnet and Southgate College

 Lakes College

 St Helens College

 Barnsley College

 Lancaster and Morecambe College

 Staffordshire University

 BC Arch Limited

 Lancaster University

 Steadfast Training Limited

 Beats Learning Limited


 Strode College

 Bestland Solutions Limited

 Learning Curve (JAA) Limited

 Sussex Coast College Hastings

 Birmingham City University

 Learning Skills Partnership Ltd

 Sussex Downs College

 Birmingham Metropolitan College

 Leeds Beckett University

 Swindon College Corporation

 Blackburn College

 Leeds City College

 Sysco Business Skills Academy Ltd

 Blackpool and The Fylde College

 Leeds Trinity University

 Tameside College

 Bolton College

 Leicester College

 Teesside University

 BPP Professional Educational Limited

 Let Me Play

 The Apprentice and Training Partnership

 BPP University Limited

 Lifetime Training Group

 The Growth Company Limited

 Bradford College

 Liverpool John Moores University

 The Oldham College

 Buckinghamshire New University

 Lincoln College

 The Open University

 Burnley College

 London Metropolitan University

 The Sheffield College

 Bury College

 London South Bank University

 The University of Reading

 Buttercups Training Limited

 Loughborough College

 The University of Sheffield

 Canterbury Christ Church University

 Macclesfield College

 The University of Warwick

 Capita Group Plc

 Manchester Metropolitan University

 Together Training

 Care Assessment Training Services Ltd

 Mantra Learning

 Total People Ltd


 Maritime + Engineering College North West

 Total Training Company (UK) Limited

 City College Nottingham

 MAXIMUS People Services Ltd

 Trafford College

 City of Liverpool College

 McArthur Dean Training Ltd

 Training 2000 Ltd

 City of Wolverhampton College

 Mercia College Limited

 Training Event Safety Solutions Ltd

 Cogent Skills

 Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

 Training Synergy Limited (Escalla)

 Cornwall College Further Education Corporation

 MI ComputSolutions

 TRN (Train) Ltd

 Coventry and Warwickshire Chambers of Commerce Training

 Middlesbrough College


 Create Care Training Limited

 Millbrook Management Services

 University College Birmingham

 Creative Process Digital


 University of Bedfordshire Higher Education Corporation

 Cumbria Training Centre

 New College Swindon

 University of Bolton Higher Education Corporation

 Damar Limited

  NCG Group

 University of Brighton

 DBC Training

 North Lancs Training Group Ltd

 University of Central Lancashire

 De Montfort University Higher Education Corporation

 Northumberland College

 University of Chester

 Derby College

 Nottingham College

 University of Cumbria

 Derwentside College

 Nottingham Trent University

 University of Derby

 DH Associates Ltd

 Paragon Education and Skills Limited

 University of Essex

 Dhunay Corporation Ltd

 Pearson College London

 University of Hertfordshire

 Doncaster College - An operating division of DN Colleges Group

 Pembrokeshire College

 University of Kent

 Dynamic Training


 University of Lincoln

 Eastleigh College

 PhemaGrace Ltd

 University of Northampton

 Eden Training Solutions

 Phoenix Training

 University of Salford

 Edge Hill University

 Pier Technology Ltd t/a Pier Training

 University of Suffolk

 Educ8 Ltd

 PM Training

 University of Sunderland

 Education and Skills Training & Development Ltd

 Premier People Solutions t/a/ Premier Partnership

 University of Wolverhampton

 Eliesha Training

 Prestige Training Ltd

 Urban Futures

 Encompass Consultancy

 Preston College

 Vista Training Solutions Ltd

 Entrust Support Services

 Principal Skills Ltd

 Vocational Training Services Care Sector Ltd

 Estio Training Ltd

 Profound Services LTD

 Walsall College

 Everton in the Community

 Progress to Excellence Ltd

 Warrington Collegiate

 Firebrand Training Ltd

 Prospect Training Services (Gloucester) Ltd

 Warwickshire College

 Furness College

 PTP Training Ltd

 Ways 2 Work (Doncaster) Ltd

 Gateshead College

 QA Limited

 West Cheshire College

 GEN II Engineering & Technology Training Ltd (Gen2)

 Qube Qualifications and Development Limited

 West Suffolk College

 GK Apprenticeships Ltd

 Rewards Training Recruitment Consultancy Ltd

 Weston College of Further and Higher Education

 GlobeUs Training Ltd

 Riverside College

 Wigan and Leigh College

 Goodwill Solutions Learning Academy CIC

 Riverside Training

 Willing and Able Ltd

 GP Strategies Training Limited

 RNN Group

 Wiltshire College

 Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

 Rochdale Training

 Wirral Metropolitan College

 Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

 Royal Mencap Society

 Xtol Development Services Ltd

 Halesowen College

 Runshaw College

 YMCA Training

 Harlow College

 Runway Apprenticeships Ltd

 ZHQ Limited

 Hart Learning and Development

 Salford and Trafford Engineering Group Training Association (STEGTA)



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E: NSBS.contractenquiries@nhs.net

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