Next NELP Members’ online meeting – Thursday 25 March 2021 at 1.30pm – 4.00pm

NELP Members' online meeting - Thu, Mar 25, 2021 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (GMT) Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/222860493 You can also dial in using your phone. United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5011 Access Code: 222-860-493

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Subcontracting cap set at 25% from 2022

From FE Week: The volume of subcontracted training will be capped at 25 per cent for providers from next year – but plans for a further phased reduction beyond this amount have been binned. However, providers…

Announcement: Festival of Education 2021

Festival of Education | Online The 2021 Festival of Education will take place online across two inspiring weeks and will be free for all educators. 16-30 June | free Registration now open Where those who inspire,…

Ofsted announcement on new provider monitoring visits

Ofsted has decided that it will resume carrying out new provider monitoring visits from 15 March (i.e. for those new providers who have never had a monitoring visit), following the wider reopening from 8 March. Ofsted…

NAMSS conference – special offer for ITPs

The National Association for Managers of Student Services (NAMSS) is a national charity supporting FE and sixth forms across the in student services, safeguarding, SEND and a range of other functions. Their annual conference is on…

Timeline extended for external quality assurance transition

The timeline has been extended for the transition of the external quality assurance (EQA) for end point assessment organisations (EPAOs) from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) to Ofqual. The IfATE announced plans to…

ESFA post-16 subcontracting update

The ESFA has published the latest update on post-16 subcontracting arrangements. It was important for the ESFA to recognise the role of high-quality subcontracting in the system, despite wanting to reduce the volume of activity. AELP chief policy…

Labour raises covid testing issue for ITPs in the Lords

On Monday, the shadow education minister in the House of Lords. Lord Watson of Invergowrie, used questions on the return to learning to ask about the lack of covid testing kits for ITPs. Lord Watson said,…

Budget 2021

On 3 March, Rishi Sunak MP delivered the 2021 Budget to the House of Commons. The Chancellor announced the extension of the furlough scheme and the apprenticeships financial incentives until the end of September 2021, as…

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