Launch of procurement for Skills for Life and Work

A procurement process to appoint providers for the Department for the Economy’s new Skills for Life and Work programme was launched on 14 January 2021. The closing date for the procurement is 18 February 2021.

Skills for Life and Work programme

Skills for Life and Work will begin in September 2021.This is an interim programme as part of the ongoing work by the Department and its stakeholders towards new, fully reformed Entry Level and Level 1 provision for young people. 

Skills for Life and Work serves the Generating Our Success youth training strategy commitment that young people will be supported to reach a full standard at Level 1 in order to progress to higher levels of training. The programme will provide vocational education, training and qualifications for young people who are interested in a vocational pathway after they leave school.

eTendersNI portal

Details for the procurement are available on eTendersNI and all submissions must be made through this portal. Interested parties who have not yet registered on eTendersNI should do so now, using this link: Welcome to eTendersNI.

Those who have already registered on eTendersNI should log on to view the Skills for Life and Work procurement details.

An online information session will be held for organisations interested in this opportunity. Details for this event will be published on eTendersNI shortly.


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