Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Contracting for the next three years,
utilising Apprenticeships Levy Spend
That the Executive approved the Council’s Social Worker Apprenticeship Degree which will be procured through the Crown Commercial Services (CCS)Apprenticeship Training Dynamic Marketplace DPS which is compliant with the Public Procurement Regulations 2015 (as amended).
Reasons for Recommendation:
Alternative Options Considered: Consideration was given to releasing the opportunity via Lots. This would have allowed each organisation to set their own questions and criteria however this would not give us the buying power required to be able to stipulate the need for Practice Educators to be supplied, trained or funding towards salaries provided and created a greater risk that each organisation would be working with a different training provider. This could create issues related to work experience weeks not co-aligning as required to allow the rotation between organisations as currently planned and utilised in previous models which proved beneficial. Based upon this the Lead Social Workers decided they would like to proceed as outlined above.
Publication date: 16/11/2023
Date of decision: 16/11/2023
Decided at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Executive