Established since the 1990s, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Training Provider Network  (GBSTPN) are a selective but informal group of C-Level Executives from Government-funded, Work-Based Learning providers who are based within the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) AND across the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) area.  Government-funded Work-Based Learning includes (but is not exclusive to):

  • Degree Apprenticeships & Higher Apprenticeships
  • Career-Entry Intermediate & Advanced Apprenticeships
  • T-Levels
  • Traineeships and Work-Study Programmes

Our Network brings together over 20 quality-approved Training Providers, and is driven by a sector-experienced and representative Board of Directors. 

Primarily (but not exclusively), we:

  • meet to collaborate on regional, collective action strategies
  • represent our shared interests at - and disseminate learning from - regional stakeholder events (GBSLEP, BCC, WMCA, AeLP, WMPN, Careers Hubs, etc)
  • give a platform to relevant speakers who we think will be of benefit to our audience (ie Regional Stakeholders + Ofsted, ESFA, etc)
  • organise collective careers events for local school leavers, college leavers and other educational progressors.