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19 Jan 2018

Fairway Training Healthcare Awarded Direct Apprenticeship Contract

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Fairway Training one of the successful training organisations in England awarded a contract to provide apprenticeship training for learners and small businesses.

This will ensure all Fairway Training will be able to access apprenticeship funding directly and offer high quality apprenticeship training provision for the Health & Social care sector.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is awarding contracts to organisations to provide apprenticeship training to non-levy paying employers. Each of these employers does not pay the apprenticeship levy because they have an annual pay bill of less than £3million.

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton said:

“We are investing in our workforce to make sure there is no barrier on anyone’s ambition and that employers have the skilled workforce they need. The investment announced today will ensure that all businesses are able to benefit from high-quality apprenticeship training provision.

The awards follow a rigorous procurement process, designed to ensure the sustainable, ongoing provision of apprenticeship training for employers and learners over the next 15 months. Over 1,000 providers submitted bids.

The initial awards for this procurement total £485m, with successful providers able to bid for more funding over the contract period if they can demonstrate evidence of demand, and subject to the ESFA funding rules and affordability.”

The award caps a highly successful 2017 that re-enforces Fairway Training as a leading, quality provider of Health & Social Care.

Alex O’Neill, Operations Director at Fairway Training commented:

“We are very pleased to have been awarded a place on the register and a contract to deliver valuable apprenticeships. We have a huge focus on quality of delivery and support for learners to implement knowledge and skills and apply them to their daily jobs.

We are excited to be at the beginning of individual’s careers and we will strive to achieve the very best outcomes for all. We have a fabulous team of assessors and trainers as well as a support network and resources to have a real impact and look forward to the challenges ahead.”

For more information, contact our team on 0330 024 1370.

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