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We commission a range of partners to:

  • deliver and support our wide range of Government-funded workforce development programmes for the Further Education and Training sector
  • provide support in delivering other programmes and services, including key workforce data and research, digital covering (designing, hosting and supporting websites, digital platforms and e-portfolios), membership services for the Society for Education and Training (SET) and marketing and communications.

These opportunities are aimed at the following organisations in all regions and of all sizes:

  • education and training specialists (individuals or organisations) from across the education, training and skills sector including those currently working in schools and higher education
  • independent training providers
  • colleges
  • community learning providers
  • employers
  • specialists in other fields including IT/Digital, research, communications/marketing, events and web development.

Please check our tenders portal for the latest opportunities.

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Active contracts

The Education and Training Foundation is committed to open and transparent procurement.

Each month we publish details of contracts awarded. The data will be updated at the beginning of each month.

AreaContract titleSupplierStart DateEnd DateValue (VAT incl)
Leadership and GovernanceLeadership Institute Research ProposalCogito Development Projects04-Feb-2109-Apr-21£9,828.00
InclusionMicro Learning content – to support educators with the embedding of EdTech in teaching, learning and assessmentRethink Learning Ltd. (Trading as DESQ)01-Oct-1809-Apr-21£557,888.00
Teaching, Learning and AssessmentEvaluation of mentoring professional development programmesInstitute for Employment Studies27-Nov-2021-Apr-21£95,037.00
Leadership and GovernanceChairs’ Leadership Programme EvaluationNatCen Social Research04-Mar-1930-Apr-21£74,947.00
ESOLEvaluation of the New to ESOL programmeHarlow Consulting07-Dec-2030-Apr-21£35,000.00
Leadership and GovernanceGovernance Professionals' Leadership ProgrammeOxford Saïd Business School Limited22-Oct-2030-Apr-21£113,760.00
Leadership and GovernanceLeadership mental health and wellbeing during the pandemicEast Coast College19-Mar-2130-Apr-21£9,000.00
Leadership and GovernanceLeading mental health and wellbeing during the pandemicBabington College05-Mar-2130-Apr-21£10,000.00
Practitioner ResearchPractice Development Groups for teachers and trainers in the Further Education and Training SectorAssociation of Colleges (AoC)28-Jun-2030-Apr-21£22,222.00
Practitioner ResearchPractice Development Groups for teachers and trainers in the Further Education and Training SectorBurnley College28-Jun-2030-Apr-21£22,222.00
Practitioner ResearchPractice Development Groups for teachers and trainers in the Further Education and Training SectorCalderdale College28-Jun-2030-Apr-21£21,957.00
Practitioner ResearchPractice Development Groups for teachers and trainers in the Further Education and Training SectorHavant and South Downs College28-Jun-2030-Apr-21£29,700.00
Practitioner ResearchPractice Development Groups for teachers and trainers in the Further Education and Training SectorNCG (trading as Newcastle College)29-Jun-2030-Apr-21£22,222.00
Practitioner ResearchPractice Development Groups for teachers and trainers in the Further Education and Training SectorSkills and Education Group28-Jun-2030-Apr-21£11,111.00
Practitioner ResearchPractice Development Groups for teachers and trainers in the Further Education and Training Sectortouchconsulting Ltd.28-Jun-2030-Apr-21£44,444.00
MentoringProfessional BoundariesPetros Ltd.15-Mar-2130-Apr-21£13,920.00
MentoringProfessional Development for mentors and coaches for practitioners in Further Education and TrainingThe University of Brighton (UoB)11-Sep-2030-Apr-21£45,999.00
MentoringSurvive or ThrivePetros Ltd.10-Mar-2130-Apr-21£4,200.00
Leadership and GovernanceThe Bradford Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) Research ProposalBradford College08-Mar-2130-Apr-21£9,800.00
Leadership and GovernanceThe FE Leadership Institute Pilot Project Sussex Costal Chairs GroupSteve Mostyn Associates Limited01-Dec-2030-Apr-21£6,000.00
Leadership and GovernanceThe Leadership Excellence Framework for Aspiring and Middle ManagersUniversity of Portsmouth Enterprise Limited18-Feb-2130-Apr-21£9,995.00
Leadership and GovernanceTo assess the needs of the Leadership InstituteStorythings Ltd05-Mar-2130-Apr-21£69,408.00
Leadership and GovernanceEvaluate three FE Sector Management and Leadership ProgrammesICF Consulting Services Ltd.18-Jan-2107-May-21£80,000.00
Leadership and GovernanceThe Education Support Partnership - Line Managers Mental Wellbeing projectEducation Support Partnership12-Mar-2115-May-21£9,999.00
Leadership and GovernanceLeading mental health and wellbeing during the pandemicDoncaster Adult, Family and Community Learning18-Mar-2128-May-21£7,975.00
Leadership and GovernanceEvaluation of three Governance ProgrammesICF Consulting Services Ltd.17-Feb-2131-May-21£72,924.00
CommunicationsStorage and fulfilment 2020City Digital Ltd29-Jun-2028-Jun-21£35,000.00
Maths and EnglishShaping Success: Professional Development in maths and English - NorthClaire Collins Consultancy Ltd. (CCC)27-Feb-1830-Jun-21£1,127,605.00
T LevelsCentre for Professional Technical Education (CPTE)Dudley College of Technology01-Oct-2031-Jul-21£90,850.00
T LevelsCentre for Professional Technical Education (CPTE)Exeter College01-Feb-2131-Jul-21£90,850.00
T LevelsCentre for Professional Technical Education (CPTE)New College Durham01-Oct-2031-Jul-21£49,600.00
Educational Sustainable DevelopmentEducational Sustainable Development in ESOLAdult Education and Training Organisations (AAETO / HOLEX)23-Mar-2131-Jul-21£10,000.00
Practitioner ResearchOutstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) Phase 6Claire Collins Consultancy Ltd. (CCC)19-Mar-1931-Jul-21£884,968.00
Technical EducationSET for Teaching SuccessBlackburn College13-Feb-1731-Jul-21£625,848.08
Technical EducationSET for Teaching SuccessSkills and Education Group13-Feb-1731-Jul-21£879,175.00
Maths and EnglishShaping Success: Effective Maths and English CPD for practitioners working in post-16 Education and Training - Strand 3Claire Collins Consultancy Ltd. (CCC)17-May-2031-Jul-21£240,000.00
T LevelsTechnical Levels Professional Development (TLPD) 2AlphaPlus Consulting Ltd.18-May-2031-Jul-21£196,879.20
T LevelsTechnical Levels Professional Development (TLPD) 2 - Apprenticeship Workforce Development CourseFE Associates18-May-2031-Jul-21£249,562.50
Leadership and GovernanceWomen in Leadership - Next Steps in Leadership ProjectKJ Consulting Solutions Ltd.21-Jun-2131-Jul-21£2,000.00
Technical EducationApprenticeships Workforce Development Programme - EvaluationSQW Limited14-Dec-2031-Aug-21£41,599.00
CommsETF AnimationSlinky Production12-Jul-2131-Aug-21£9,510.00
Leadership and GovernanceFE Leadership Institute Pilot Project - Governance Maturity MatrixNottingham Trent University01-Mar-2131-Aug-21£9,999.00
Leadership and GovernanceChairs Network Event - Board EvaluationsBetter Boards Limited01-Jul-2116-Sep-21£2,400.00
Leadership and GovernanceChairs Network Events - 'The Board's Contribution to organisational success'Steve Maslin16-Aug-2121-Oct-21£1,500.00
Leadership and GovernanceChairs Network Event - Role of the College Chair as Mentor/ Coach to the CEO/ PrincipalShirley Collier01-Nov-2125-Nov-21£400.00
MentoringThe production of video and audio recording to be embedded within three Mentoring Programme FutureLearn coursesSlinky Production09-Aug-2130-Nov-21£11,980.50
Leadership and GovernanceEvaluation of the Four FE Strategic Executive Leadership ProgrammesPye Tait Limited25-Jan-2110-Dec-21£75,000.00
Leadership and GovernanceResearch Study into Further Education Teacher Recruitment and the Landscape of Further EducationICF Consulting Services Ltd.11-Oct-2117-Dec-21£39,480.00
Apprenticeship Workforce DevelopmentApprenticeships Workforce Development Programme, Strategic Leadership and Governance ProgrammeAssociation of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)15-Jan-2122-Dec-21£107,910.00
Leadership and GovernanceResearch piece on Prevent and British ValuesThe Citizenship Foundation Trading as Young Citizens15-Oct-2124-Dec-21£9,600.00
T LevelsTechnical Levels Professional Development (TLPD) Research AgreementKings College London01-Apr-2124-Dec-21£20,000.00
Leadership and GovernanceFESLP Cohort 6 Module 3 and Cohort 7 Module 1-3Oxford Saïd Business School Limited07-Nov-1831-Dec-21£875,123.00
Leadership and GovernancePreparing for CEO Programme Cohorts 1-5 Module 3, Cohort 6 & 7 Modules 1-3Oxford Saïd Business School Limited18-Dec-1931-Dec-21£731,067.00
Leadership and GovernanceMatch-funded EDI ProjectsBradford College01-Sep-2131-Jan-22£6,650.00
Leadership and GovernanceMatch-funded EDI ProjectsHavant and South Downs College01-Sep-2131-Jan-22£6,800.00
Leadership and GovernanceMatch-funded EDI ProjectsLeicester College01-Sep-2131-Jan-22£6,053.00
Leadership and GovernanceMatch-funded EDI ProjectsLTE Group trading as The Manchester College (TMC)01-Sep-2131-Jan-22£6,800.00
Leadership and GovernanceMatch-funded EDI ProjectsWest Yorkshire Learning Providers Ltd.01-Sep-2131-Jan-22£6,800.00
Quality and ResearchSIR data insightsDudobi Limited01-Feb-1931-Jan-22£115,617.60
Initial Teacher EducationRedundancy-to-work in Further Education: Feasibility StudyInspirED Associates Limited11-Nov-2111-Feb-22£19,920.00
Initial Teacher EducationInitial Teacher Education in Further Education: Market ResearchSheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University08-Nov-2123-Feb-22£71,551.00
Leadership and GovernanceLeading mental health and wellbeing during the pandemicBradford College05-Mar-2128-Feb-22£9,984.00
Leadership and GovernanceSoft Skills' support service for Governance ProfessionalsWay Forward Solutions01-Sep-2101-Mar-22£5,400.00
Corporate GovernanceMarket Research into the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Delivery LandscapeThe GreenField Organisation Limited15-Nov-2125-Mar-22£64,516.20
Technical EducationThe Further Forces Programme - The Northern Recruitment and Delivery Hub re-tenderAssociation of Colleges (AoC)08-Oct-1825-Mar-22£475,622.00
Leadership and GovernanceAdult and Community Education Leadership ProgrammeAssociation of Adult Education and Training Organisations (AAETO / HOLEX)05-Oct-2031-Mar-22£74,150.00
Initial Teacher EducationCareers Pathways to FE Teaching – Central areaCognition Education UK Limited25-Apr-1931-Mar-22£538,902.00
Initial Teacher EducationCareers Pathways to FE Teaching – South areaCognition Education UK Limited25-Apr-1931-Mar-22£525,619.50
Wellbeing and Social InclusionCentres for Excellence in Special Educational Needs and DisabilitiesCity College Norwich28-May-1931-Mar-22£699,002.00
Wellbeing and Social InclusionCentres for Excellence in Special Educational Needs and DisabilitiesDerby College Group28-May-1931-Mar-22£713,086.00
Wellbeing and Social InclusionCentres for Excellence in Special Educational Needs and DisabilitiesWeston College of Further and Higher Education28-May-1931-Mar-22£747,702.00
Leadership and GovernanceChairs Leadership ProgrammeInstitute of Directors05-Aug-2131-Mar-22£190,970.00
Leadership and GovernanceChief Financial Officer's ProgrammeInstitute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW)04-Dec-2031-Mar-22£286,602.00
Professional DevelopmentContinuing Professional Development (CPD) for Advanced Practitionerstouchconsulting Ltd.01-Jul-2031-Mar-22£751,310.00
Leadership and GovernanceDeliver a national development programme for middle leaders in the FE Sector 2020FE Associates07-Sep-2031-Mar-22£798,827.00
Leadership and GovernanceDiversity in Leadership- Implementing a programme to support the diverse workforce into Leadership roles across the FE SectorAssociation of Colleges (AoC)08-Nov-1931-Mar-22£310,240.00
Maths and EnglishEnglish CPD ProgrammeSchemeta01-Jun-2131-Mar-22£336,367.00
Learning TechnologiesEssential Digital Skills Workforce Development ProgrammeSero Consulting Limited24-Jul-1931-Mar-22£569,187.00
Maths and EnglishETF Regional Specialist Leads for maths and EnglishAssociation of Colleges (AoC)07-May-1931-Mar-22£1,112,467.00
MentoringEvaluation of Mentoring TrainingInstitute for Employment Studies25-Oct-2131-Mar-22£50,964.00
Learning TechnologiesEvaluation of the Essential Digital Skills Workforce Development ProgrammeBMG Research Limited05-Mar-2031-Mar-22£119,040.00
Advanced Practitioner ProgrammeEvaluation of the Practitioner Research and advanced practitioner programmesSQW Limited01-Nov-2131-Mar-22£79,413.00
Leadership and GovernanceExecutive Leadership Assessment CentreGatenbySanderson Limited22-Jan-1831-Mar-22£714,507.00
Leadership and GovernanceGovernance Development ProgrammeAOC Create Limited30-Oct-1831-Mar-22£942,274.00
Leadership and GovernanceGovernance Professionals Leadership ProgrammeInstitute of Directors05-Aug-2131-Mar-22£128,720.00
Leadership and GovernanceGovernance Programmes - Chairs' MentoringBaird Partners Limited30-Sep-2131-Mar-22£12,000.00
Leadership and GovernanceGovernance Programmes - Chairs' MentoringSandra Prail Ltd.30-Sep-2131-Mar-22£12,000.00
Leadership and GovernanceInspiring FE - Governor RecruitmentEducation and Employers Taskforce (EET)01-Apr-2031-Mar-22£137,178.00
Leadership and GovernanceLeadership in the Land Based SectorLANDEX01-Oct-1931-Mar-22£139,350.00
Learning TechnologiesLearning Management System (LMS) for digital skills acquisitionSkillsLogic Ltd01-Oct-1831-Mar-22£286,103.00
Leadership and GovernanceMatch-funded EDI Projects round 2Inspire Education Group16-Feb-2231-Mar-22£7,980.00
Leadership and GovernanceMatch-funded EDI Projects round 2Solihull College and University Centre31-Jan-2231-Mar-22£6,800.00
Leadership and GovernanceMatch-funded EDI Projects round 2South Bank Colleges16-Feb-2231-Mar-22£7,905.60
Leadership and GovernanceMatch-funded EDI Projects round 2West Yorkshire Learning Providers Ltd.31-Jan-2231-Mar-22£5,350.00
Maths and EnglishMaths and English CPD programme evaluationSQW Limited15-Sep-2131-Mar-22£81,761.40
Maths and EnglishMaths CPD ProgrammeSchemeta01-Jun-2131-Mar-22£336,633.00
InclusionMaximising the potential of mainstream and specialist FE providers to improve outcomes for learners with SENDAssociation of Colleges (AoC)30-Sep-2131-Mar-22£89,155.60
InclusionNew FE Provider 'Spokes' to the Centres for Excellence in SENDActivate Learning01-Sep-2131-Mar-22£20,000.00
InclusionNew FE Provider 'Spokes' to the Centres for Excellence in SENDDynamic Training UK Ltd01-Sep-2131-Mar-22£20,000.00
InclusionNew FE Provider 'Spokes' to the Centres for Excellence in SENDHampshire County Council01-Sep-2131-Mar-22£21,360.00
InclusionNew FE Provider 'Spokes' to the Centres for Excellence in SENDLondon South East Colleges01-Sep-2131-Mar-22£20,000.00
InclusionNew FE Provider 'Spokes' to the Centres for Excellence in SENDLTE Group trading as the Manchester College (TMC)01-Sep-2131-Mar-22£19,300.00
InclusionNew FE Provider 'Spokes' to the Centres for Excellence in SENDLuminate Education Group01-Sep-2131-Mar-22£19,571.00
InclusionNew FE Provider 'Spokes' to the Centres for Excellence in SENDNational Star01-Sep-2131-Mar-22£29,500.00
InclusionNew FE Provider 'Spokes' to the Centres for Excellence in SENDOldham College01-Sep-2131-Mar-22£16,670.00
Leadership and GovernanceNew to Senior Leadership ProgrammeUniversity of Birmingham17-Sep-2031-Mar-22£280,340.00
Leadership and GovernanceNon-Executive Leadership Inductions and Regional events for the FE Governance CommunityAssociation of Colleges (AoC)19-Sep-1831-Mar-22£203,910.00
Learning TechnologiesPedagogic EdTech Competency FrameworkSero Consulting Limited01-Jul-1831-Mar-22£124,223.50
MentoringProfessional Development for mentors and coaches for practitioners in Further Education and TrainingAlphaPlus Consulting Ltd.27-Jul-2031-Mar-22£1,248,689.00
Maths and EnglishSector English Strategy ResearchICF Consulting Services Ltd.15-Oct-2131-Mar-22£58,380.00
Leadership and GovernanceSenior Leaders and Governors Collaborative Strategy DevelopmentMoulton College02-Dec-2131-Mar-22£45,000.00
Leadership and GovernanceSoft Skills' support service for Governance ProfessionalsBeyond Governance Limited01-Sep-2131-Mar-22£10,757.00
Leadership and GovernanceSoft Skills' support service for Governance ProfessionalsWay Forward Solutions01-Sep-2131-Mar-22£21,294.00
Leadership and GovernanceStepping into LeadershipFE Associates01-Nov-2131-Mar-22£80,880.00
Leadership and GovernanceStudent Governor Inductions ProgrammeAssociation of Colleges (AoC)01-Sep-2131-Mar-22£12,750.00
Leadership and GovernanceWomen in Leadership - Women Up ProgrammeWomen's Leadership Network CIC01-Nov-2131-Mar-22£45,000.00
DigitalData StrategyCynozure Limited15-Mar-2215-Apr-22£16,000.00
Leadership and GovernanceGovernance Professionals Programme (Strand 1 and 2)AOC Create Limited16-Dec-2030-Apr-22£279,117.00
DigitalUser Research: ETF's Digital EstateExperience Solutions Ltd04-Mar-2206-May-22£48,979.50
CommunicationsThe ETF Impact Report 2020-21SQW Limited28-Feb-2231-May-22£23,370.00
Leadership and GovernanceCollege Governance and Leadership Workforce Development Impact Evaluation ProjectICF Consulting Services Ltd.19-Jan-2229-Jul-22£177,900.00
T LevelsCentre for Professional Technical Education (CPTE)Exeter College01-Feb-2131-Jul-22£140,850.00
T LevelsCentre for Professional Technical Education (CPTE)Fareham College01-Feb-2131-Jul-22£99,100.00
T LevelsCentre for Professional Technical Education (CPTE)South Essex College01-Sep-2131-Jul-22£20,200.00
Technical EducationSET for Success 2020Blackburn College30-Mar-2031-Jul-22£521,128.20
Technical EducationSET for Success 2020Skills and Education Group30-Mar-2031-Jul-22£421,905.20
T LevelsTechnical Levels Professional Development (TLPD) 2FE Associates18-May-2031-Jul-22£330,064.50
T LevelsTechnical Levels Professional Development (TLPD) CPD CoursesBarking and Dagenham College01-Aug-2131-Jul-22£18,400.00
T LevelsTechnical Levels Professional Development (TLPD) CPD CoursesLeeds City College01-Aug-2131-Jul-22£17,600.00
T LevelsTechnical Levels Professional Development (TLPD) CPD CoursesLTE Group trading as The Manchester College (TMC)01-Aug-2131-Jul-22£16,600.00
T LevelsTechnical Levels Professional Development (TLPD) CPD CoursesMidKent College01-Aug-2131-Jul-22£14,800.00
T LevelsTechnical Levels Professional Development (TLPD) CPD CoursesThe College of West Anglia01-Aug-2131-Jul-22£15,800.00
T LevelsTechnical Levels Professional Development (TLPD) CPD CoursesWeston College of Further and Higher Education01-Aug-2131-Jul-22£15,000.00
Technical EducationThe Further Forces Programme
Troop resettlement to education and training careers
University of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation20-Feb-1731-Jul-22£1,103,210.00
Technical EducationThe Further Forces Programme: MentoringThe University of Brighton (UoB)01-Mar-1731-Jul-22£449,985.90
T LevelsResearch Report on "the teaching of the embedded English and Maths Competencies for T Levels"Kings College London01-Dec-2130-Sep-22£23,390.56
Maths and EnglishAdditional learning support: maths and English in post-16 Education and TrainingWeston College of Further and Higher Education24-Sep-2131-Mar-23£122,674.00
Centre for Excellence in MathsCentres for Excellence in MathsAssociation of Colleges (AoC)07-Feb-1931-Mar-23£627,376.00
Centre for Excellence in MathsCentres for Excellence in MathsPearson Education Limited27-Feb-1931-Mar-23£1,455,000.00
Centre for Excellence in MathsCentres for Excellence in MathsUniversity of Nottingham14-Feb-1931-Mar-23£1,915,926.97
Centre for Excellence in MathsCentres for Excellence in Mathstouchconsulting Ltd.05-Feb-1931-Mar-23£498,830.00
Leadership and GovernanceCurriculum Senior Leaders ProgrammeFE Associates25-Nov-2131-Mar-23£194,185.00
Centre for Excellence in MathsEvaluation of the Centres for Excellence in Maths ProgrammeICF Consulting Services Ltd.30-Sep-1931-Mar-23£242,480.00
Maths and EnglishMaths and English Online Learning Modules Design and DevelopmentClaire Collins Consultancy Ltd. (CCC)15-Nov-2131-Mar-23£292,765.00
Quality and ResearchETF Practitioner Research Programme 2018-2020University of Sunderland (SUNCETT)01-Jun-1801-Jul-23£1,262,000.00
T LevelsCentre for Professional Technical Education (CPTE)Oldham College01-Feb-2231-Jul-23£86,750.00
Leadership and GovernancePlan and Deliver two FE Sector Leadership Programmes - FE Strategic Leadership & Preparing for CEO ProgrammesOxford Saïd Business School Limited16-Dec-2131-Dec-23£1,455,099.00
Practitioner ResearchOutstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) Phase 8Claire Collins Consultancy Ltd. (CCC)14-Jun-2131-Mar-24£1,782,000.00
T LevelsT Level Professional Development (TLPD) Leadership ResidentialKings College London10-Nov-2131-Jul-24£799,152.00

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