Department for Education Career Changer Teacher Training Programme
The Programme will secure a stream of highly experienced career changers into teaching and contribute to the age diversity of new entrants to Initial Teacher Training.
Career Changer Teacher Training Programme
Department for Education
- Education and training services – 80000000
Location of contract
Value of contract
18 June 2021
19 July 2021
Contract start date
1 September 2021
Contract end date
31 October 2025
Open procedure (OJEU)
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The Secretary of State for Education, through the Department for Education (the Authority) is undertaking a procurement to appoint a contractor to deliver a single national (England) contract (the “Contract”), for the provision of the Career Changer Programme (“the Programme”).
The Programme will secure a stream of highly experienced career changers into teaching and contribute to the age diversity of new entrants to Initial Teacher Training (ITT). The Programme will attract and support those who have a substantial career and industry experience and might not otherwise have considered teaching.
The Contract will require recruitment of and delivery of transitional support to two cohorts (the “2022 Cohort” and the “2023 Cohort”) of career changers. The contractor will be required to commence the recruitment activities for the 2022 Cohort on or before October 2021.
The Initial Contract Period shall commence on the date on which the contractor begins to deliver the services and shall expire in October 2025, subject to earlier termination in accordance with the provisions of the Contract with an option, at the Authority's discretion, to extend the Contract for a further period of up to a maximum of 12 months in duration.
The contractor is required to design, develop and deliver a high quality and bespoke Programme to deliver the following services which are described further in the Procurement Documents:
– Attraction of Candidates
– Candidate Recruitment and Selection
– Participant Placement
– Participant Retention and Ongoing Support
– Contractor Management Information
– Programme Evaluation
– Continuous Improvement
– Data Management and Security
– Contractor Performance Management
– Contractor Assurance
– Implementation and Resourcing
– Demobilisation and Exit Planning
The Authority expects to award the Contract by the end of September 2021, with the activities to attract, recruit and select candidates for the Programme to commence on or before October 2021.
The two cohorts who shall commence the training element of the Programme as follows:
The 2022 cohort to start Year 1 of the Programme in September 2022 and Year 2 of the Programme, employed as a newly qualified teacher, by September 2023; and
The 2023 cohort to start Year 1 of the Programme in September 2023 and Year 2 of the Programme, employed as a newly qualified teacher by September 2024;
The 2022 Cohort shall complete the Programme by August 2024 and the 2023 Cohort by August 2025.
The Authority anticipates that Contract exit activity for the Initial Contract Period shall be completed by October 2025.
The estimated contract value of the Contract (including any possible extension period) is anticipated to be four million five hundred thousand pounds (£4,500,000) (excluding VAT).
Interested organisations are referred to the Procurement Documents for further information, which are accessible through the Authority’s e-Tendering portal: https://education.app.jaggaer.com.
- Tender Notice
- Link to e-Tendering Portal
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- For full access to the Procurement Documents is via the Departments e-Tendering portal: https://education.app.jaggaer.com
Any Potential Suppliers who may have an interest in participating in this opportunity should register on the Authority's e-Tendering Portal.
Potential Suppliers can access this system at https://education.app.jaggaer.com where the details of how to register and the terms of free registration are provided.
How to apply
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About the buyer
Department for Education, Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street