Our subcontracting partners 2022/23

Opportunity - Cyber Security Apprenticeships

In line with its Strategic Plan, Activate Learning will enter into subcontracting arrangements to enhance the quality of the offer to apprentices and support the delivery of niche provision. Through the SCIoT we have identified an opportunity to develop an Apprenticeship programme in Cyber Security working with employers.

The Apprenticeship Standard we are looking to co-design & co-deliver in partnership is ST1021 Level 4 .  We are planning to start the delivery of the cyber security Apprenticeship in January 2023 and are seeking to commence a partnership in the autumn of 2022, to work with us and our employers to co-design the apprenticeship programme. This partnership will be contracted in line with the ESFA apprenticeship subcontracting rules.

The co-delivery of our Cyber Security Apprenticeship programme will be delivered at our IoT centre in Oxford. In order for organisations to be successful in applying to work with us we will be asking for evidence of a track record in delivering in cyber security with established systems in place to ensure the delivery team remain occupationally current in the latest sector developments and innovations. The initial contracting period will be until August 2023 with a contract rolling forward annually to meet the growth of the provision. Supporting social mobility of learners in the local community as well as answering the growing skills gap in this complex area, the partner should demonstrate a shared objective to help both our learners achieve and employer-partners reach their corporate social responsibilities and inclusivity targets.

The co-delivery will combine the sector expertise of the partner with Activate Learning’s expertise in education and apprenticeship delivery to meet the apprentices’ and employers’ needs. Activate Learning have experience in designing similar programmes and would be keen to hear from applying providers of any sector insights through the Expression of Interest process. We are advertising our research in to this sector Here and have over 15 employers keen to work with us; we will advertise for Apprentices once we have a partner in place.

In addition to be eligible partners will need to provide evidence to meet our due diligence which includes*

  • RoATP approval,
  • have an active UKPRN,
  • the partner will undertake their part of the programme without the use of any other partners (i.e. no ‘second-level’ subcontracting)
  • The quality of provision will be paramount as the College will retain responsibility to ESFA and OFSTED for programme quality.

*this list is illustrative not exhaustive

The management fee retained by the College will not exceed 20% as set out in our fees and charges policy.

To express your interest in this partnership please send an email to Richard.durston@activatelearning.ac.uk requesting an application form no later than 15th September 2022.