We are delighted to announce that our Managed Training Services Framework contract with public sector owned professional buying organisation ESPO has been extended for a further two years. 

ESPO has been providing a wide range of goods and services to public sector organisations within six member authority councils (Leicestershire County Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Norfolk County Council, Warwickshire County Council, and Peterborough City Council) for over 35 years and Premier Partnership has been providing training and learning solutions to more than 50 clients on the 383 Framework since 2013. This has seen us train more than 200,000 learners from local authorities, NHS Trusts, police forces, fire services, universities, government departments, and non-departmental bodies. This framework offers users a quick, simple and competitive route to purchasing Managed Training Services and savings on the cost of training to date for these clients has exceeded £1 million. 

The principle of our Managed Training Service is the provision of a complete package in relation to all (or the majority) of a customer’s training requirements. We take responsibility for the organisation’s training as opposed to the client managing a selection of individual training suppliers themselves. This involves working with clients to create a comprehensive catalogue of training courses with reference to their training history and known future training requirements. We source and manage new suppliers and can contract directly with the client’s existing suppliers for a completely seamless service. 

The framework is available for use nationally by any public body in the UK including, but not limited to:  

  • Schools and Academies  
  • Local Authority Establishments  
  • Police and Emergency Services  
  • NHS and HSC Bodies  
  • Central Government Departments and their agencies  
  • Registered Charities  
  • Registered Social Landlords  

Benefits of using the framework include:  

  • Compliance with UK/EU procurement legislation, eliminating the need to run a full EU procurement process.  
  • Cost efficiencies and savings, both directly and indirectly, by eliminating the need to deal directly with a range of specialist training organisations .
  • Cost transparency, making it clear where money is being spent on training.
  • High level of management information available helping to improve budgetary information and allowing engagement activity to feed into decisions around corporate training policies, strategies etc.
  • Learner Management Systems (LMS), consultancy and project management are available to select as additional services, enabling more flexibility. 

Find out more information about the framework and review a case study here.