Issue details

Apprenticeships training services for non qualified social work staff for Children & Families and Adult Social Care

To seek approval to conduct an EU public procurement law compliant procurement process to award a framework contract and call-off contracts thereunder apprenticeship provider(s) for the delivery of apprenticeship training for non-qualified social work staff for a period of six years. 


The shortage of qualified social workers is a national issue. The council has significant gaps in the resources it needs to manage the demand on social work services. One of the few strategies available to the council for increasing the social work resource is to develop our own pool of stable professionals with a commitment and loyalty to Gloucestershire. It is envisaged that a decision to use local and existing staff will increase loyalty to Gloucestershire.

Any representations should be sent to:


Mandy Quayle: Director of HR

01452 324303


by 5.00pm on Monday 29 July 2019


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/06/2019

Decision due: Between 30 Jul 2019 and 16 Aug 2019 by Cabinet Member - Finance and Change

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Finance and Change

Contact: Mandy Quayle Email:


Relevant GCC officer and support services

Scrutiny Input: None

Planned Dates: None