Changes to the procurement process for Foundation Apprenticeships – aimed at encouraging greater collaboration between colleges and independent training providers – were introduced this year.
These changes have been broadly welcomed. However, a number of STF members have reported significant problems with the new process which have resulted in the stifling of collaboration.
STF would like to explore these issues with members and raise the key points with SDS with the aim of seeking changes to future procurement rounds. Members who would like to participate in a workshop to discuss these issues are asked to contact Stuart McKenna A date for the workshop will be set in due course.