Apprenticeship Providers Wanted for £10m Civil Service Apprenticeships

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The government will launch a £10 million procurement to deliver apprenticeships for civil servants within the Department for Education as early as spring next year, FE Week has learned. According to the DfE’s estimated commercial pipeline for next year, it is looking for one or more suppliers to deliver 33 apprenticeship standards for staff within DfE and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). The contract, titled “apprenticeships for DfE colleagues 2024-2027,” is expected to have a value of £10 million and will divide into 18 lots. There will be nine standards at level 3 and eight standards at level 4, including level 3 content creator, level 3 team leader or supervisor, level 4 data analyst, and level 4 project manager. The apprenticeships will be based inside the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency. IfATE and other agencies are not understood to be part of the scope. Click here for more.