Outsourcing giant Capita has left the adult education and skills bootcamp training markets, whilst also dramatically reducing its apprenticeship delivery.
The firm told FE Week the decisions were made while considering “broader market conditions”.
It has been offering government-funded skills training for almost two decades and is currently rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.
Capita was awarded one of the largest procured national adult education budget contracts by the Department for Education, worth £2.8 million, in 2021. But the company was one of the big names missing from the list of national AEB contract winners from the DfE’s latest tender this year.