Rathbone Training primarily provides programmes of education and work-related training to young people aged 14-25 across the UK. The programmes are designed to reach those young people with complex and often multiple support needs, who are farthest from participating in education and training or employment.  The main activity of the organisation is to improve life chances through skills development, education and employment.

Through delivery of ESFA Study Programmes provision Rathbone offers employability and engagement programmes.  The programmes are aimed at 16-18 year olds.

Rathbone Training are seeking up to 4 new Supply Chain Partners to deliver Part-time “Study Programmes” to individuals interested in any vocational subjects where there is a clear need in the specific geographical area. Partners are also required to offer Functional Skills and/or GCSE in English and Maths and Work Experience from Entry Level up to Level 2 across the following geographic areas:

Cheshire

Greater Manchester

Merseyside

Midlands

Yorkshire

Delivery can be in one or more of the identified areas.

The successful Delivery Partner must be able to evidence successful track record of delivering Study Programmes in 16/17 & 17/18 delivery to date and for new providers (less than two years trading), predicted overall success rates for qualifications to be delivered in 17/18.

Potential Delivery Partners must be on the Register of Training Organisations.

We envisage that the contract will commence on 12 March 2018 and will continue until 31 July 2018.

If successful, the minimum contract value will be £200,000 (after the management fee has been deducted from the ESFA full funding).

The closing date for receipt of bid is 12pm on Monday 12 February 2018.

If you are not already registered on our Delivery Partner Dynamic Purchasing System (“DPS”) you will need to follow the link below and you will then be able to access full details of the mini-competition specification.  Please ensure you select ‘Lot 5 – England -Youth Engagement’.

NCG DPS Link

If you have any difficulty accessing our DPS please contact Noel Proudfoot, Group Senior Procurement Officer on 0191 2004091/ noel.proudfoot@ncgrp.co.uk or if you would like further details on the bid please contact Rubina Litt, Contract Manager on 07769144 369/ rubina.litt@rathboneuk.org