Sector: Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning

A range of schemes exist to help people in work to improve their skills, earning potential, and careers prospects. Over 500,000 people start an apprenticeship each year. Apprenticeship providers can access up to £27,000 per learner, depending on the qualification level and vocational area. Current reforms, such as the Apprenticeship Levy paid by large employers, are opening this market up. The public sector also purchases a wider range of other staff training, including specialist qualifications.

Why choose Carley Consult?

“Carley Consult possess expert knowledge in this field. They fully understood our requirements and very quickly responded, exceeding business expectations.”

Rafiq Adebambo, Managing Director, Apprenticeship Connect

Sub Sectors

Apprenticeship Training Providers

Further Education Colleges

Specialist Training Companies

Awarding Bodies

Sector Skills Councils

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ESF Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)

We provided bid writing support to Serco, helping them to win 14 separate ESF co-financed Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) contracts, commissioned by The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in association with Local Enterprise Partnerships. The 18 month contracts, spanning the South West and Midlands, provided training to help upskill the workforce of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in priority sectors.

Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP)

The RoATP was introduced in 2016 as the approved supplier framework for apprenticeship suppliers. To date, we have supported 20 different clients to successfully secure a place on the RoATP, enabling them to offer apprenticeship support. Following their addition to the register we have also produced persuasive course directory entries to support the promotion of their apprenticeship training offers.

ESFA Apprenticeship Training Delivery for Employers Not Using The Digital Account (Non-Levy)

We supported 47 organisations to produce compelling bids in response to the second ITT for delivery of apprenticeships for non-levy paying organisations during the summer of 2017. Every one of these clients passed the narrative score threshold of 1275/1700, with most achieving 1600/1700 or greater, and many achieving the maximum 1700/1700 score. This resulted in the award of over £30m of funding to our clients. We provided three distinct services in response to different levels of client need: 1) review and development of client written bids; 2) a detailed template bid that clients modified to produce their final bid; and 3) a fully managed bid writing service.

In addition to excellent bid scores, clients were particularly satisfied, providing an average satisfaction rating above 95%. Examples of typical feedback for service 1 include: “We were unsure about the value of getting our tender checked and you have proven that this help is invaluable. You have gone out of your way to be thorough and give very speedy responses and support. It is much appreciated”; for service 2 include: “Your draft has proven to be really helpful and is saving us a lot of time”; for service 3 include: “I appreciate I am paying for a service but it’s been an excellent service. Your professionalism is outstanding”.