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Apprenticeship Training Services

Framework Agreement Description

The framework for apprenticeship training services 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.


Framework Agreement Information

Apprenticeship Training Services [521KB]

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.





Apprenticeship Training Services Framework

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 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 Speacialist Trade Courses
 Babington Business College Limited Kendal College SR Education
 Back 2 Work Complete Training Key Training Ltd SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd
 Barnardo's 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 learndirect 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
 CareShield 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 UCT
 Create Care Training Limited Millbrook Management Services University College Birmingham
 creative process digital Nacro 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 - As an operating division of DN Colleges Grou Pembrokeshire College University of Kent
 Dynamic Training Petroc University of Lincoln
 Eastleigh College PhemaGrace Ltd University of Northampton, The
 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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Framework Contact Info Telephone

E: NSBS.contractenquiries@nhs.net

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