Launched in August 2018, YPO’s apprenticeship framework acts as a compliant list of training providers for organisations across the public sector. The framework currently has 117 registered providers covering a range of different roles, from accounting to teachers. YPO’s service also identifies clear routes of procurement for organisations, streamlining the process of creating apprenticeship roles within the public sector.
YPO’s apprenticeship framework is continuously open allowing new providers to register to the framework as new standards are developed, the framework will close every quarter for new providers. Training providers have until the 1st March 2019 to register to the YPO apprenticeship framework before it closes again in June 2019.
Lizzy Grayson, Category Manager for YPO, said: “The apprenticeship framework has been open for customers for six months and we’ve already seen a fantastic response across the public sector. Over 117 training providers have contacted YPO in this time across 360 different standards. We’ve found that sectors like the Police and emergency services have found the portal particularly useful for easily identifying and purchasing apprenticeship training”
“Following registration to the tendering portal, new providers can stipulate preferred opportunity areas of interest along with geographical locations to which they can supply services. As new apprenticeship standards develop across a range of levels, we hope to connect more providers with organisations seeking training to make the process of utilising the apprenticeship levy as easy as possible. With proposed changes to the levy giving potentially more flexibility and opening the scope of spending throughout the apprenticeship supply chain, we are expecting 2019 to be an exciting year for apprenticeship providers.”
YPO, one of the UK’s leading public sector procurement organisation, has developed the apprenticeship framework to help public sector organisations make the most of apprenticeship levy funds, which will begin to decrease after April 2019 for organisations that have not utilised allocated funds since the levy came into effect.
Providers interested in becoming a supplier on the framework can register their interest here: procontract.due-north.com/Register
Find out more about the framework visit: www.ypo.co.uk/apprenticeshipframework