Framework Partnership

Weight Management Centre has been providing Obesity and Weight Management services and training to organisations across the UK for over ten years. As a result our experience and excellent results make us an ideal service framework partner. The Framework partnership is a cost effective alternative to commissioning a full weight management service which enables the partner to deliver weight management programmes in-house.

Adult weight management framework

  • 10 – 20 individuals per group.
  • One to one sessions available as required.

Individuals participate in a mixture of activities including education and physical activity together with behavioural change workshops aimed at removing barriers to change and improving self-esteem. Delivery is broken down into weekly interactive nutritional and related topics (1-hour) followed by educational physical activity workshops (30-min). A series of formal and informal assessments determine the factors contributing to weight gain. Data analysis examines lifestyle features such as physical activity levels, self-esteem and self-efficacy and any counterproductive or dysfunctional eating habits.

All support materials are provided to the Commissioning Authority. This includes a CD-ROM of the full programme containing the following: programme toolkit, client assessment, referral documentation, administrational documents, workshops and client hand-outs. Also included is one printed set of the programme materials to run one full 12 or 24 week programme. Thereafter, all materials are printable from the disk provided and these are suitable for use from a normal printer.

Access to our online database is provided so that programme commissioners can record and report results to the standard required by the National Obesity Observatory (NOO) Standard Evaluation Framework (SEF).

Technical training on programme delivery and database functionality is included in the Framework. The number of days of technical training required is dependent on which programme(s) is/are purchased:

  • Two day programme training (how to deliver the programmes)
  • Half day - Database training

Programme training is provided for a minimum of 4 and maximum of 16 candidates, which can include full-time staff, part-time staff, freelancers and volunteers. Timely service reviews and evaluations will be scheduled to ensure database and delivery methodology is implemented. Additional programme training can be provided if required as staff teams grow. The cost of additional, one day training is £400.

Technical (competency) Training

As well as our programme training, we provide technical competency training and offer the widest range of weight management, nutrition and obesity related training which will support the provision of such programmes. For more information on this please contact WMC directly.

We provide a full telephone and e-mail support service which includes all technical, logistical and marketing aspects of running the service. We will provide 8 hrs a month of support as informed by our experience of running adult weight management programmes. A quality audit review at 6 months is conducted as part of our quality assurance process to ensure that the programme is being delivered effectively and appropriately. The quality audit review is a key service management tool provided to commissioners for service evaluation. The Quality Assurance aspect of the programme compares the performance (key KPIs) of the service against comparable ‘benchmark’ programmes elsewhere. All reporting adheres to the National Obesity Observatory standard evaluation framework and each programme contributes to the national evidence base.

The responsibly of the Commissioning Authority to run the programme:

  • The staff team, including all freelancers and part-time programme leaders.
  • Venues to deliver the programme with facilities for confidential assessments and meetings as well as the delivery of a physical activity programme.
  • Production of ongoing publicity and promotional materials and an infrastructure to distribute these. The first hard copies are provided.
  • Exercise equipment including resistance bands, pedometers (optional).
  • Assessment equipment - accurate calibrated scales, stadiometer and tape measure as well as basic fitness testing equipment.
  • IT equipment to run a professional service such as computers and printers, photocopying facilities.
  • Small budget provision for incentives.
  • Any other ancillary facilities and materials considered important to provide a modern and efficient health related service.
  • Translation costs if programme documents are to be translated.

1x CD-ROM

1x CD-ROM containing the full Programme toolkits and assessment materials. These documents will be provided in Word format so that appropriate logos can be added.

1 x Programme toolkit materials

1 x printed set of Programme toolkit materials to run a programme for 20 individuals. This will include session plans for each week, worksheets & hand-outs (professionally printed) and other necessary documentation.

1 x Marketing materials

1 x set of generic marketing materials for each service and then all images provided on disk for future production by your preferred supplier.

Equipment NOT provided in the total Framework cost which the provider can purchase through Weight Management Centre are:

  • Set of Exercise & Assessment Equipment, 20 resistance bands, weigh scale, stadiometer (£500)
  • Additional marketing material and hand-outs. These items can be printed in-house or ordered through WMC. Quotes can be requested if latter option is chosen.

The cost of the total adult framework is £45,000 per year.

Alternatively you can select individual programmes at:

Fit Fans Your Shape Fresh Start Healthy Me Healthy Baby Shape up for business
Price £ 15K £ 15K £ 18K £ 7K £ 5K

Child weight management framework

Weight Management Centre is one of only 7 providers on the Department of Health Child Weight Management Framework to provide National delivery of childhood obesity services and training. Commissioners can appoint WMC with confidence and in the knowledge that we have undergone a rigorous scrutiny with respect to credibility, effectiveness and value for money. We are a credible and ethical weight management and obesity company achieving exceptional results.

There is growing demand among public health teams and local authorities to use WMC’s training expertise and our childhood obesity programme Alive ’N’ Kicking. The framework provides an excellent and affordable model to enable public health teams to deliver childhood programmes in house and thus build internal capacity and expertise to deliver a fully NICE compliant efficacious programme across all childhood age ranges.

Age groups covered are 2 – 19 year olds divided into the following age categories which run as separate programmes:

Mothers & Toddlers Infants Juniors Seniors Young people
2 -4 years 4 – 6 years 7 – 11 years 12 – 15 years 16 – 19 years

The programme is structured to take 10 – 20 children/families per group with a minimum of 2 staff required to deliver the programme.

Delivered over a period of 12 weeks. Families take part in a mixture of activities including educational sessions, physical activity programmes and behavioural change workshops, aimed at removing barriers to change and improving self-esteem. This includes weekly activity and educational/tutorial session, with a 1 hour optional physical activity session recommended. The programme uses a series of formal and informal assessments to determine the factors contributing to weight gain in the child. Data collection also examines lifestyle features such as physical activity levels and attitudes to exercise, nutrition profiles and grocery procurement, feeding and food access opportunities for the child.

All support materials are provided to the Commissioning Authority. This includes a CD-ROM of the full programme containing the following: programme toolkit, client assessment, referral documentation, administrational documents, workshops and client hand-outs. One printed set of programme materials to run a full 12 week programme (per age group) will be provided. Thereafter, all materials are printable from the provision of the disk and these are suitable for use from a normal printer.

Course Duration: Maximum 3 days

Technical training of how to deliver the Alive ‘N’ Kicking programme, and how to use the database is included in the Framework. The number of days of technical training is dependent on how many of the different age ranges are purchased.

  • One day – Infants and Juniors programme
  • One day – Seniors
  • One day –Toddlers
  • One day – Young Persons
  • Half day - Database training

Technical training is provided for a minimum of 4 and maximum of 16 candidates, which can include full time staff, part time staff, freelancers and volunteers. A service review and evaluation will be arranged after one full cohort has run to ensure that any questions about programme delivery can be discussed or any new developments can be implemented.

Additional technical training can be bought in if required as staff team grows. The costs of this training are as follows:

  • One day of training - £400
  • Half day of training - £200

The 2 day Childhood Obesity Intervention course can be provided at the Authorities request, if additional competency training is required. This may be necessary if staff identified to deliver the programme do not have the skills to deliver a Childhood Weight Management programme. This training would incur an additional cost of £2800 for up to 16 candidates (minimum of 10 candidates required). We also provide a CYQ Level 2 Health Related Exercise for Children course (HRE) which qualifies staff to deliver safe and effective exercise sessions to children. This can be booked through WMC and the cost is £345 per person.

We provide a full telephone and e-mail support service, which includes all technical, logistical and marketing aspects of running the service. We provide 8hrs a month of support and a quality audit review at 6 months is conducted as part of the quality assurance process to ensure that the programme is being delivered effectively and appropriately. The quality audit review is a key managerial tool with which commissioners can evaluate the service. The Quality Assurance aspect of the programme compares the performance (key KPIs) of the service against comparable ‘benchmark’ programmes elsewhere. All reporting adheres to the National Obesity Observatory standard evaluation framework, and each programme contributes to the national evidence base.

The responsibly of the Commissioning Authority to run the programme:

  • The staff team, including all freelancers and part time deliverers
  • A venue to deliver the programme having facilities for confidential assessments and meetings as well as the delivery of a mixed physical activity programme.
  • Production of ongoing publicity and promotional materials and an infrastructure to distribute these. The first hard copies are provided.
  • Some basic play equipment for the different age categories. We have optional pack available providing a wide range of play equipment for the younger ages.
  • Assessment equipment - accurate calibrated scales, stadiometer and basic fitness testing equipment.
  • IT equipment to run a professional service such as computers and printers, photocopying facilities.
  • Small budget provision for family prizes and incentives for children.
  • Access to basic cooking and food preparation facilities would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Any other ancillary facilities and materials considered important to provide a modern and efficient health related service.
  • Translation costs if programme documents are to be translated.

Programme Handbook


1x CD-ROM

1x CD-ROM containing the full Alive ‘N’ Kicking Programme toolkit, referral documentation, assessment materials & selection of letter templates. These documents will be provided in Word format so that appropriate logos can be added.

1 x printed set of Programme toolkit

1 x printed set of Programme toolkit materials to run one 12 week programme for 20 families per age group. This will include session plans for each week, worksheets & hand-outs (professionally printed) for families and other necessary documentation.

1x Interactive Props & Visuals set per age group


1 x set of generic marketing materials (5000 flyers and 100 posters)


1 x set of ANK merchandise (20 water bottles, 20 frisbees and 20 aprons) per age group

Equipment NOT provided in the total Framework cost which the provider can purchase through Weight Management Centre:

  • Full set of Exercise Equipment & Assessment Equipment (£500)
  • ANK uniform (£10 per polo shirt)
  • Additional ANK Merchandise: water bottles, frisbees and aprons (minimum order quantity of 50 of each – approx. £300 *subject to change based on suppliers prices at time of order)
  • Additional Interactive Props & Visuals set for other programmes (£100)
  • Additional marketing material and hand-outs once initial supply is finished. These items can be printed in-house or ordered through WMC. Quotes can be provided if latter option is chosen.

The cost of the framework is £18,000 per year for one of the five age categories. Further age categories can be selected at £2,000 per year each to build a tailored service structure. The maximum framework cost; to run all 5 age categories would be £26,000 per annum inclusive of all training, programme materials, ongoing programme support other than the delivery costs such as staff, premises, etc).

The framework can last for as long as agreed between the Commissioners and Provider.

FAQ's

1Why Partner with WMC?
  • Direct experience of delivering nationwide NHS contracted Weight Management services for both children and adults.
  • Evidence based, NICE compliant programmes proven to help children, adults and families achieve a healthier weight and make positive behaviour changes.
  • Delivery model which is tried and tested and continually developed using participant feedback and solid research.
  • Specialist training from our Weight Management Practitioners and Nutritionists. In addition to technical programme training we can provide a range of competency training courses ensuring that your staff are up-skilled to the highest level.
  • On-going support from expert Weight Management Practitioners who deal day to day with overweight and obese families and adults.
  • Access to the secure database and reporting tool which allows all participant data to be stored and analysed for monitoring of programme KPIs.
2What does the Framework partnership include?
  • Full programme materials including: presentations, session plans, resources, props/uniform and handouts
  • Technical training and on-going support for staff who will deliver the programme
  • Marketing material templates
  • ANK branded merchandise for participants e.g. water bottles, frisbees, t-shirts etc
  • Ongoing support and advice from dedicated WMC team
  • Database and reporting function
3How it works?

The delivery partner will buy in the Framework from WMC annually, under a license agreement. The delivery partner will need to staff the programme and provide the programme venues.