Education Advisers – Department for Education

Education Advisers – Department for Education

As part of its continuing programme to raise standards in the provision of vocational education, the Department for Education (DfE) is inviting applications from education advisers to review Level 1, 2 & 3 qualifications submitted to DfE by Awarding Organisations (AOs) for inclusion within School and College Performance Tables.Reference number: 1047

Deadline date:24/05/2013

This deadline is for… 5pm on 24th May to register for the competition

Contract value:£150,000 – £230,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Department for Education

 

Description of the contract

The requirement As part of its continuing programme to raise standards in the provision of vocational education, the Department for Education (DfE) is inviting applications from education advisers to review Level 1, 2 & 3 qualifications submitted to DfE by Awarding Organisations (AOs) for inclusion within School and College Performance Tables. Applicants should have a broad knowledge of vocational education and qualification development and approval. Education advisers will be required to review AO qualification evidence against the characteristics set out in DfE’s Technical Guidance for inclusion in the 2016 Key Stage 4 Performance Tables. They will also be required to review Level 3 qualifications against a similar set of characteristics which will be published in June 2013. These processes will ensure that qualifications included in performance tables demonstrate the required characteristics. The role Education advisers will: • Analyse AO submissions and advise DfE whether a vocational qualification demonstrates the required characteristics for inclusion in performance tables, in particular advising on the appropriateness and quality of content. Advisers must have experience of reviewing qualifications and be able to assess against the characteristics detailed in DfE’s Technical Guidance. • Provide DfE with a written report outlining clearly and concisely whether each qualification analysed demonstrates the characteristics or not and how they have evidenced that decision. Education advisers should: • Demonstrate strong knowledge of current education policy at Key Stages 4 and 5 as well as Government priorities for reforming vocational education for 14-19 year olds, and give evidence of how they have applied that knowledge. • Have strong and recent experience of completing technical reviews of qualifications, including analysis of structure, content and assessment methods. • Produce concise, accurate and timely reports, including evidence for the conclusions reached. We will be inviting bids from those successfully approved onto the National College Operational Associates Framework by 5pm 24 May 2013. This requirement will be launched on the following frameworks: CB14 and CB32. Please see below for details of how to register.

 

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Classification of the contract

80000000 Education and training services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? Yes

Framework agreement details: contract being called off a framework agreement

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 6 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Sarah Knights

Organisation name Department for Education

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How to apply

For those not currently registered on the National College Operational Associates Framework, registrations must be submitted with all requirements met before 5pm 24 May 2013. Details on how to register can be found on the National College for Teaching & Leadership website http://www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege/index/about-us/working-with-the-national-college/supplying/. Please pay particular attention to the guidance document which will guide you through your registration and application for membership: REDIMO and OA registration process http://www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege/docinfo?id=74658&filename=redimo-oa-framework-registration-process.pdf Only those approved onto the appropriate framework by the deadline will be invited to respond to the request for quote. Queries about registration onto the Operational Associates Framework should be sent to the commercial.admin@nationalcollege.gsi.gov.uk mailbox. Queries about the specific requirement should be addressed to sarah.knights@education.gsi.gov.uk