Public Sector:

Meeting the Apprenticeship Target

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Public Sector Bodies and Government Departments, with 250 or more staff in England, have a target to employ an average of at least 2.3% of their staff as new apprentice starts over the period of 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2021.

Due to our specialist trainers and programme capacity, we have a very successful track record within the Public Sector and Central Government. We understand the complex requirements that Public Sector organisations must meet through skills development and work with a large variety of authorities, identifying and building on their skills gap across a range of job roles.

Awarded Frameworks

The Central Government, through the Crown Commercial Service, have provided Babington with the following award frameworks:

  1. Apprenticeships Training and Related Services (RM3823)
  2. Apprenticeship Training Dynamic Marketplace DPS (RM6102)

This means we are an approved training provider by the UK Government, to deliver flexible training in Accountancy and Finance, Leadership, Project Management, Operational Delivery, HR, Digital, Customer Service, Commercial, Property and more. We are only one of thirteen training providers with the ability to deliver through the DPS, making it simpler for Public Sector organisations to procure our services.

Our range of Awarded Frameworks makes us one of the few providers of choice for all Public Sector Bodies; including Local Councils, NHS Trusts and Emergency Services.

Account Management

All of our partnered Public Bodies and Government departments also receive access to an Account Manager that is responsible for the following:


Skills Identification

Skills Identification

The Account Manager will support and advise the employer on mobilisation and skills solutions and work to develop talent pipelines within the organisation.




The Account Manager will manage the Onboarding of the delegates from end to end then work through the skills gap analysis with delegates, to enable the correct starting point. They will also be responsible for setting out timelines for delivery and mentoring.




The Account Manager will be responsible for progress reporting and hold monthly progress reviews with the employer. They will also provide specific intervention on learner support and safeguarding and manage quarterly strategy reviews with the employer.

The needs of Public Sector organisation are unique, and so are our programmes.

We can work with you to design and deliver effective solutions that address your company’s specific requirements. Our managed learning solutions focus on your organisational goals, sourcing and managing training that is in line with your broader strategy. Our blended-learning apprenticeships harness the latest learning technology to enable learning anytime, anywhere, with bite-sized chunks available through any digital device.

While we can work with you to source and deliver whatever you need, we already specialise in several areas. We have extremely high pass rates across all of our programmes, putting us above the national average.

Accountancy Professional

Level 7 Qualification

Babington are the number one Accountancy Apprenticeship Provider for the UK Central Government, with more than 5 departments developing employees on this programme. Our consistent achievement of above market-average achievement and satisfaction rates are a testament to the impact of our training and support services.

Associate Project Manager

Level 4 Qualification

The course will explore different organisational structures, responsibilities and stakeholders and demonstrate the importance of project management planning and project communication plans.

Team Leader 

Level 3 Qualification

This CMI apprenticeship introduces the learner to different leadership styles, organisational cultures and team management models, as well as the importance of personal development for a first-line manager.

Operations Manager 

Level 5 Qualification

This CMI apprenticeship will equip learners to develop skills in strategic planning, alongside core leadership abilities, to produce effective results as part of the organisation’s wider strategy.

Regulatory and Compliance Officer

Level 4 Qualification

Developing the skills to regulate markets and activities that support the reduction in health, safety, environmental and economic risks, this programme provides an excellent grounding for a professional career with a Regulator or a senior role as a Compliance Officer in business. We are currently the only Training Provider awarded by the CCS to deliver the Regulatory and Compliance Officer Apprenticeship.

Public Sector Partners

  • Animal and Plant Health Agency
  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • BBC
  • Cheshire East Borough Council
  • Department for Education
  • Derby City Council
  • E-ACT
  • Guys and St. Thomas
  • Great Ormand Street
  • Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Greater Manchester Housing Providers
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • London Borough of Camden Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Luton Council
  • NHS London Procurement Partnership
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Places for People Group
  • South Gloucestershire Council
  • The University of Birmingham
  • Transport for London
  • Warrington Borough Council
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • North East Lincolnshire Council
  • Q3
Central Government Mobilising Apprenticeships

Babington are proud to say that we are the number one Accountancy Apprenticeship Provider for the UK Central Government, in turn, supporting them to reach the 2.3% target. We have seen over 45 apprenticeship starts from the Central Government in May alone, helping to build the skills gap across a range of job roles, within 5 important Government departments.

Digital Enrolment Process and Delivery

Our adaptive change to COVID-19 has highlighted our high-quality virtual Onboarding process that provides the authorities with IAG and an in-depth Skills Gap Analysis activity, which evaluates their business and employee development needs. We then provide a range of flexible training solutions, with a dual delivery model to ensure your learners receive the finest training and assessment.

Public Sector Brochure

Download our Public Sector brochure to find out how we could help your Public Sector Body or Governmental Department to meet the 2.3%  target. The brochure includes our above-average pass rates, information on programmes that suit Public Sector needs and an in-depth explanation of our Awarded Frameworks that allow us to support the Public Sector with bespoke training needs.

We can help your Public Body Organisation

Babington have the capacity to offer Apprenticeship programmes to any Public Sector organisation.

Contact us today to see how we can help mobilise your Public Body Organisation or Government department to progress towards meeting its Apprenticeship target and capture training needs.