With over 10 years experience of managing relationships with Private Training Providers (PTPs), Eastleigh College has built a consortium that has an excellent reputation.                              

That reputation has established the College as a large contract holder with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) nationally, and more recently, the Greater London Authority (GLA). The College has knowledge of Local Enterprise Partner (LEP) management, employer engagement, consulting, delivering new standards and now preparing for the expansion of the Digital Account Service to include non-levy employers from April 2020.

New Subcontractor Recruitment

As a key partner with the ESFA, the College aims our focus on building career pathways and opportunities through experience of work and high quality training.

The Eastleigh College Consortium funds Apprenticeship, AEB and Traineeship delivery. To ensure we meet targets and fully utilise funding allocations, the College would only consider new providers who are seeking funding to aid:

  • Recruiting new employees as apprentices
  • Up-skilling existing staff
  • Developing ongoing progression pathways within an organisation
  • Community and business engagement
  • Support of economic initiatives and area regeneration/improvement schemes 
  • Working with the unemployed to prepare individuals for employment

Interested PTPs should be competent providers with a strong offer and excellent reputation. In return, benefits include:

  • Management of funding body audits and Ofsted inspections
  • Expertise and knowledge
  • Competitive management rate
  • Advice and guidance on funding rules and requirements
  • No manual invoicing and timely payment
  • Monthly MI reports on key funding body benchmarks and targets (i.e.) achievement rates, in learning numbers, outcome achievements and delivery against contract volumes and value
  • Dedicated Quality Assurance personnel who will ensure you are delivering in line with funding body, awarding body and Ofsted requirements
  • Company identity, although as a member of this partnership all performance data will individualised
  • Funding growth

The Consortium are governed by a dedicated member of the College’s senior executive team, with separate Partnerships, Compliance and Quality teams responsible for the adherence of the College contract and compliance to funding rules. Procurement and Teaching specialists lead both departments respectively.

Training providers will also:

  • Provide a clear scheme of work with regular, up-to-date and accurate information on the progress of learners. This will be against agreed scheme together with objective assessments of likely individual outcomes.

  • Provide evidence of effective and approved teaching and learning, proof of eligibility to deliver Apprenticeships (meeting ESFA, Awarding Organisation and other Advisory/Regulatory Body standards as defined by BCC), participate fully in shared observations and active involvement in the College’s quality assurance and improvement processes.

  • Be listed on the government’s Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers.

  • Be able to demonstrate materials that are of a benefit to employers when managing the apprenticeship 20% off-the-job training requirements.

  • Possess a clear understanding of funding requirements

  • Ensure quality of delivery supported by procedures will be judged at least ‘good’ by OFSTED or QAA for overall effectiveness and Apprenticeships. This includes any relevant Awarding Organisation External Quality Assurance reports and other similar information relevant to a particular Apprenticeship.

  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver approved Apprenticeship frameworks and standards with the delivery being undertaken by appropriately qualified members of staff.

  • Have an effective system for the monitoring of learners and timely sharing of that information.

  • Demonstrate a high level of learner outcomes, both in terms of success rates and positive progressions from their programmes for learners.