Portage is a home visiting service for pre-school children with additional needs and their families. The aim of the tender is to sustain and develop portage services across England by commissioning: a) Three levels of portage training: â€¢ regional portage awareness workshops; â€¢ basic portage training for 240 early years practitioners; â€¢ â€œtrain a trainerâ€ sessions (Basic to BTEC Level 4). b) Support for the early years workforce to include: â€¢ regional hubs of portage expertise; â€¢ peer mentorship; â€¢ case studies. c) Two reports: â€¢ labour market information on the state of the portage workforce; â€¢ to develop a self-sustaining portage training model. Funding has been identified for the financial years 2013-14 and 2014-15, subject to the Secretary of State's priorities.
Ref: 1033 TA,
Department for Education, Teaching Agency
Educational Psychology Team, ,Piccadilly Gate, Store Street
Contract value: 1.00GBP
Published: 14 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 25 Jan 2013
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