Our subcontracting partners 2022/23

If you're interested in making a subcontracting agreement with us, please get in touch!

We are seeking subcontracting partners in relation to the following opportunities. If you are interested, please contact Richard Durston with the title of the opportunity you are enquiring about. You will then be signposted to the relevant faculty team that is managing the contract for initial discovery conversations

Should you wish to proceed, we will then ask you to complete the due diligence Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Process. On successful completion you will be asked to explain more about how you will undertake delivery by completing our Invitation to Tender documentation. Both the PQQ and ITT will be scored to select the most appropriate partner.

1. Functional Skills English and mathematics: Oxfordshire

We are seeking partners to support in the delivery of Functional Skills English and mathematics. We seek to enhance the opportunities available to students and employees of NHS Trusts who want to progress onto nurse associate apprenticeships to help meet the shortfall of nurses and other health professionals within the NHS.

The partner should be local to our Oxford campuses and have sufficiently knowledgeable and experienced staff that can deliver across all levels of Functional Skills English and mathematics. Partners should be fully aware of the qualification specification and assessment practices required so that students have the best opportunities to succeed.

The partner should also be willing to explore and develop a symbiotic relationship in relation to T Levels and progression to employment for our Level 3 HSC students.

Deadline for Responses: 26 May 2022

2. Adult Education: sports coaching, health, and wellbeing: Oxfordshire

We are seeking partners to support in the delivery of Adult Education to the community of Oxfordshire in sports coaching, exercise, nutrition, and health and wellbeing.

The chosen partner would be able to link in to local community groups and sports clubs to upskill individuals and staff members to have a better understanding of:

  • Coaching within sports such as football and cricket, at grass roots level so that local community clubs can continue and thrive
  • Health, wellbeing, and nutrition to empower adults to take more ownership of their own and their family’s diet, lifestyle, and health

Deadline for Responses: 26 May 2022

3. 16–19 Study Programme Offer: Berkshire

We are seeking partners to support in the delivery of a community-based football programme in the Reading City area. Partners must be able to provide sporting facilities for approximately 70 16–18-year-old learners including: a gym, 3G football pitch, and changing rooms. Partners will also require teaching facilities (classrooms), associated IT infrastructure, and a breakout room.

Partners will be expected to employ teaching staff to deliver academic qualifications including:

  • BTEC L1 Introductory Diploma in Sport
  • NCFE L2 Diploma in sport (Sports Coaching)
  • Level 3 NCFE Sports and Physical Activity

All programmes will be co-delivered with our faculty teams.
Partners will seek to attract learners from underrepresented demographics and do community outreach work including the provision of work experience for our learners.
All applicants will demonstrate robust quality assurance practices, health and safety, child protection and safeguarding policies.
The successful partner will need to work with us within the limitations of the 16–19 funding lagged funding formula whereby successful delivery in 22/23 will lead to lagged funding being received by all parties in 23/24.

Deadline for responses: 26 May 2022