FE Funding Rates Survey: Deadline Extended

The ESFA has extended the deadline of a survey reviewing FE funding rates. The survey – which is now open until Friday 30th July – asks FE training providers to give their view on whether current funding rates are suitable for supporting “high cost and high value” training provision. In a statement the ESFA said: … Continue reading FE Funding Rates Survey: Deadline Extended

Flexible Apprenticeships Consultation Launched

The Government has launched a new consultation on flexible apprenticeships in sectors including agriculture, construction, and the creative industries. The consultation is seeking views from employers on how the proposed new “flexi-job” apprenticeship schemes could work. It launched on the 20th of April. Originally announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak during the Spring Budget, these new … Continue reading Flexible Apprenticeships Consultation Launched

Free Webinars: How Industry Placements Could Benefit Your Business

This autumn the Department for Education (DfE) and the Strategic Development Network (SDN) are hosting a series of webinars for employers to look at what industry placements look like across various skills areas. The webinar sessions are free of charge and will give you the chance to hear from employers who are already hosting placements … Continue reading Free Webinars: How Industry Placements Could Benefit Your Business

2019-2020 Learner Funding Final Claim Period Announced

Attention all training providers – the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has announced that the final claim period for 2019-2020 learner funding will open on Monday 26th October. This service is for training providers that receive funding directly from the ESFA. You must use the Submit Learner Data portal to submit your claim. This … Continue reading 2019-2020 Learner Funding Final Claim Period Announced

Budget 2020: Apprenticeships & Skills

Last week the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, unveiled the first budget of the Parliament. Whilst there was not a great deal of news for apprenticeships, we’ve still gathered everything you need to know into one handy guide. It is worth noting that in light of the coronavirus outbreak, the government situation is … Continue reading Budget 2020: Apprenticeships & Skills

National Apprenticeship Week 2020

National Apprenticeship Week 2020 is here and we are delighted that #LookBeyond is the theme this year. We’ve supported apprentices and training providers since 1996 across a wide range of sectors and occupations. One of the most important pieces of feedback we’ve received is that people didn’t realise the possibilities that come with starting an … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Week 2020

Employers Needed for Government Case Studies

You may know us more for our role in apprenticeships, but as a skills sector body we recognise the need for employers to engage with vocational development at all levels. T Levels, the vocational equivalent of A Levels, are one way in which the Government has aimed to decrease the skills gap and create more … Continue reading Employers Needed for Government Case Studies

Top Apprenticeship Benefits 2019

For a lot of people leaving full-time education, there’s one big question to answer – what do I do next? This can be tricky when you’re unsure of which path to go down. For some people it’s university, others full time work, or going back to college. However, for those who want to combine work … Continue reading Top Apprenticeship Benefits 2019

Government Opens Apprenticeship Funding Survey

The UK Department for Education is running an apprenticeship funding survey on how ongoing reforms, including the Apprenticeship Levy, have affected employers and training providers. From the Department for Education website: “Apprenticeships are a key part of creating a stronger and fairer economy where people of all ages and backgrounds can fulfil their potential. We are implementing … Continue reading Government Opens Apprenticeship Funding Survey