Skills West, at GWE Business West Ltd (Business West) is a key player in delivering support solutions to businesses and is seeking bids from organisations to co-design and deliver bespoke pre-employment training opportunities. These opportunities form part of the Skills West programme with the aim to equip up to 360 learners with the skills, confidence and competencies needed to apply for roles in the West of England Enterprise Zones and Enterprise Areas, both now and in the future.
Organisations are invited to submit a proposal (or proposals) for designing and delivering bespoke and innovative pre-employment training that will help people gain the skills, confidence and/or competencies that they may require to apply for the types of roles that will exist in the West of England Enterprise Zones or Areas either now or in the future. The training must be co-designed with employers and must include an element of co-delivery during the programme.
Collaborative responses are encouraged from both employers and providers/ and or other stakeholders who operate in the region.
The organisation providing the training programme does not need to be an accredited training provider. The training can be provided by an employer or another organisation with the expertise in the specified area.
We are seeking to fund a number of proposals across the funding period through a series of calls that together deliver training for up to 360 learners.
The total amount of funding available is £100,000 (plus VAT).
Applicants can submit more than one proposal and in more than one call. Should insufficient proposals be accepted in a call, further calls will be made until the funding has been fully committed.
Calls will cease once the allocated funding level has been reached. (360 learners)
All training must be delivered or started by 29th March 2019.
To obtain a copy of the opportunity please download the Invitation to Tender document and the accompanying appendices.
Subject to funding availability the programme will remain open for receipt and review of proposals until 5pm on Wednesday 27th February 2019.
The start of learner pre-employment training provision must occur no later than 5pm on Friday 29th March 2019.
Please email your quote to firstname.lastname@example.org entitled:
Quote for Skills West “Recruit and Train” Pre-employment Programme Call #: Name of your Company.
Skills West is funded through the European Social Fund (50%) and UK Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA, 50%) and has been commissioned by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The West of England encompasses the areas of Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. The programme helps businesses and learners to identify and tackle skills gaps, connecting them with local and national employers and training providers.