Apprenticeships within the Civil Service have huge potential to improve social mobility, strengthen the skills base, widen opportunities, and promote the principles of lifetime learning.

As the UK’s leading provider of tech and digital apprenticeships, QA has consistently partnered with the Civil Service, and the wider public sector, to develop the tech and leadership capabilities civil servants need for success right now, and in the future.  

Our apprenticeship programmes focus on the most in-demand tech skills relevant to a modern Civil Service, including data, cyber, IT, software development, cloud and DevOps (see programmes here). Learners can further enhance their skills via our cutting-edge digital learning platform, Cloud Academy, which offers 10,000+ hours of additional content such as videos, quizzes and labs. 

QA’s industry-leading partnership with Microsoft enriches a variety of our programmes with optional – and funded – Microsoft content and certifications.

Take advantage of the Apprenticeship Levy to embed social mobility and skills development in your department, empowering the Civil Service to achieve its goals for the community faster.

Take tech further in the Civil Service

Take tech further in the Civil Service

Overcome barriers to digital transformation by developing staff with hard and soft skills to translate challenges into digital and technology solutions. 


Source hard-to-find digital skills

Source hard-to-find digital skills

QA has a successful track record of developing apprenticeship courses, designed to successfully equip learners with the digital and technology skills the workplace of the future needs today. 

Power your potential, faster

Power your potential, faster

Our digital learning programmes support the learner to be more successful in their assessments, at their workplace, and to stay engaged throughout their apprenticeship. 

Why QA for Civil Service apprenticeships?

  • A trusted partner to the UK’s leading companies: QA delivers services to 5,000 corporate clients
  • Exceptional digital delivery: 93% success rate for learners on the Data Analyst Level 4 programme
  • Under 24 hours: We provide swift feedback on learner submissions
  • Committed to social mobility, diversity and inclusion: Key partners include Barnardo’s, Stemettes and Code First Girls

Experience: 30,000 apprenticeships placed

An unrivalled talent pool: 100,000 apply to join our programmes every year

Award-winning: Gold Award for Best Use of Blended Learning, Learning Tech Awards 2020

Proven: We have the highest overall pass rate among UK tech training providers (BCS, 2020)

Simple procurement for Civil Service apprenticeships

It couldn’t be easier to procure apprenticeships with QA. You can use one of these to procure the whole range of available programmes:

  • CSR/128: The Civil Service Central Apprenticeship Training and Related Services Contract
  • RM6102: The Apprenticeship Training Dynamic Marketplace DPS


Contact us to get started

Upskill your talent

Working in partnership with universities, colleges and education specialists in the UK, we deliver a range of programmes from foundation level to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Our Level 3 to 7 apprenticeship programmes equip learners with the learning and development needed to progress their Civil Service careers.

Our leadership programmes are specifically designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed to become the future strategic leaders of your Civil Service department or specialist agency.

Bring in new talent

QA has an extensive attraction and recruitment service targeted at young people interested in and passionate about a career in tech. Our recruitment model includes vigorous AI assessments for candidates to ensure we select apprentices of the highest calibre.

We are passionate about diversity and inclusivity and work closely with organisations to ensure apprentices from all backgrounds are given opportunities, while we’re also helping to close the gender gap in tech.

We work with you to ensure the apprentice is a great fit for both the role and the Civil Service department, and help you choose the apprentice and best programme path.


Building your tech talent pipeline

Programmes at a glance: Our programmes, from GCSE to MSc-level, shape the next generation of technologists, leaders and innovators, and will provide the Civil Service with the in-demand tech skills you need.

Interested in speaking to us about your apprenticeship requirements?

Fill in your details and we’ll get back to you.