ETF tender for 6 new SEND mini hubs

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is tendering for six new providers to become mini-hubs for best practice around engaging with employers. The hubs will work with the three existing centres of Excellence; Derby College, Weston College and City College Norwich to develop best practice in engaging employers. 

The invitation to tender goes out on May 21 and £30,000 will be available to each provider, who will need to be Ofsted grade 2 or above and working in the north-west, north-east, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands, London or the south-east.

Each will need a strong track record of securing employment for SEND learners and, alongside an employer, must deliver at least three joint activities to 150 participants. They will also be expected to run face-to-face activities in the region, online activities nationally, and hit all targets by March next year.  

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