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OCN London launches Tender Boost service to support Wave 5 of Skills Bootcamps

Thursday 14th March 2024

Did you know that OCN London offer bespoke support with bids and tenders for government funded education and training initiatives?

There are currently a number of Invitations to Tender for funding for Wave 5 of Skills Bootcamps delivery across several local authorities, including the Greater London Authority (£11.3M) and West of England Combined Authority (£7M).

The Skills Bootcamps must be between Level 3 to 5 or equivalent, up to 16 weeks in length and have 60 Guided learning hours (or 100 for Digital skills) with a guaranteed employer interview on completion of the course.

National priority skills include, Green; Technical, Construction; Logistics, Creative, Early Years, Digital; and Pathways to Accelerated Apprenticeships; with local authorities also committed to regional skills priorities based on employer demand.

OCN London’s bespoke Tender Boost service gives you access to experienced bid writers, with a wealth of experience in the education sector and public funding arena.
As part of the service, you will receive;

  1. Support on the development of tenders and writing of bids.
  2. Guidance throughout the bid process and collation of information from all relevant departments in your organisation.
  3. Dedicated employer engagement and development from the start of your bid, guaranteeing a seamless development process to ensure the best bid match.
  4. Business development activity to support new employer involvement, bringing them to the table to discuss your bootcamp proposal.

Skills Bootcamps require employers to be involved from inception and by us supporting employer interaction throughout the process, your teams will be free to get on with what they do best – designing programme delivery and shaping learner support.

Whether you are at the very start of the tender process or if you’ve already decided to tender in Wave 5, we are here to help and can design a package of support to suit your requirements and budget.

Our microcredentials suite offers a perfect accompaniment to Skills Bootcamps, and can support rapid deployment of new skills packages. These bite-sized, professional development courses are designed to assist learners in building in-demand employment skills whilst also providing precise learning routes based on employer requirements.

Get in touch with us at innovation@ocnlondon.org.uk to explore more about how we can help.

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