Etc. is committed to growing and diversifying the range of courses it delivers to widen participation, deliver to niche markets, engage in new and emerging markets and meet the regional and local economic development agenda. In order to achieve this, the College has taken the strategic decision to subcontract part of its provision to partner organisations who can demonstrate high quality delivery.

Subcontracted partners will be expected to meet Etc.’s quality assurance standards with the Group being committed to supporting, developing and sharing good practice and professional development of staff through quality reviews, operational meetings, observations of teaching and learning and learner and employer feedback. As with college directly delivered activity, stretching retention and success rate targets will be set for all Sub-contracted provision.

Priority areas for sub-contracting include:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Employer Provision

Sectors priority areas include:

  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing

The Group’s Subcontracting, Supply-chain Fees and Charges Policy details the services the Group will provide when subcontracting to delivery subcontractors and how we determine the associated costs involved in doing so.

If you have the required quality, track record of delivery and would like to discuss becoming one of our delivery partners, contact Samantha Millward on 01642 865549 or email

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