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New Training Services Provider Framework

New Training Services Provider Framework

Members can now access the new Training Services Provider Framework Agreement which covers the delivery of standard training in the HE sector across multiple areas. Standard training is defined as: off the shelf, repeat or readily available training programmes which can be tailored or adapted to suit a University’s requirements. Services included for Member Institutions cover a wide range of external learning interventions including but not exclusively trainer led, classroom or workplace based, vocational activities, blended learning and e-learning.


The agreement is split into 5 lots:



Lot 1 covers IT and Project Management.


Lot 2 covers Leadership and Management Training.


Lot 3 covers Personal Development Training.


Lot 5 offers access to Registered Apprenticeship Training Providers.


Lot 7 offers access to a Managed Training Service Provider.


There are multiple options for calling off from the agreement: direct award via ranking, a desktop exercise or further competition.



Members can access the following suppliers via the agreement:


 Lot 1 - IT and Project Management

ILX Group, QA Ltd, ACS Business Supplies Ltd, Learning Tree International, Firebrand Training and Nobleprog UK Ltd.


Lot 2 - Leadership and Management

Premier People Solutions Ltd T/A Premier Partnership, Macnaughton McGregor Ltd, Progress International Ltd, Berkshire Consultancy Limited, QA Ltd, Leadership Foundation For Higher Education (LFHE), MY Consultants Ltd, Aspire Personal and Organisational Development Ltd (consortium), Rosemount Management Consultancy Ltd, Vox Coaching, Kaplan Leadership & Development and 3c Associates Ltd.


Lot 3 - Personal Development

Premier People Solutions Ltd T/A Premier Partnership, Progress International Ltd, QA Ltd, Berkshire Consultancy Limited, Macnaughton McGregor Ltd, Wilson Sherriff Ltd, Rosemount Management Consultancy Ltd, The Taylor Clarke Partnership Ltd, Kaplan Leadership & Professional Development, The Oakridge Centre Limited (Oakridge), Learning Tree International and Vox Coaching.


Lot 5 - Registered Apprenticeship Training Providers

People Plus, Firebrand Training, QA Ltd and Aspire Achieve Advance Limited.


Lot 7 - Managed Training Service Provider

Premier People Solutions Ltd T/A Premier Partnership and QA Ltd


The agreement runs from September 2017 to September 2020 with the option to extend for another year.  For more information, click here or visit the HE Contracts Database.