NELP virtual AGM – Thursday 12 November 2020 at 1.30pm

The fifth ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the North East Learning Providers Network Ltd will be held on THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2020 virtually, commencing at 1.30 pm. The meeting is scheduled to end at 4.00pm and as this is an OPEN meeting all are welcome both Members and non-members - feel free to circulate this information to any interested parties. Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/936515165 You can also dial in using your phone. (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.) United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028 - One-touch: tel:+442037135028,,936515165# Access Code: 936-515-165

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Anger and dismay as BAME apprenticeship figures fall

From FE Week: Government efforts to increase apprenticeship take-up by black, Asian and minority ethnic young people have been slammed as a “national disgrace”. New FE Week analysis shows that the proportion of BAME 16- to…

Gateshead College to remain standalone after merger snub

From FE Week: Bids from two north-east colleges to merge with an embattled neighbour have been snubbed by the FE commissioner. FE Week understands that Newcastle College and Tyne Coast College were both in the frame…

DfE lifts all provider T Level restrictions from 2024

From FE News: The Department for Education has announced today any provider delivering 16 to 19 study programmes will be able to run T Levels from 2024. In an update to its ‘T Levels: next steps for…

AEB delayed assessments

Some learners may still be finishing assessments where they had originally planned to complete their learning by 31 July 2020, because assessments have been delayed. Therefore, there may be AEB achievements that will not be recorded…

Updated apprenticeship funding rules

On 20 October, the ESFA updated its apprenticeship funding rules for providers, employers and employer-providers. A new rule has been added to the section on “Alternative English Apprenticeships” to reflect the new secondary legislation relating to…

Calls to reinstate prison education

The Prisoners’ Education Trust says that many prisoners have been locked up in cells for 23 hours a day, with no activities or face-to-face education since March 2020, and called on the Government to reinstate prison…

Plan for Jobs

Treasury Minister Kemi Badenoch MP told the House of Commons that the Plan for Jobs will help to kick start economic recovery, with employers in England receiving £2,000 for every new apprentice they hire under the…

Spending Review to conclude in late November

In order to prioritise the response to Covid-19, and our focus on supporting jobs, the Chancellor and the Prime Minister have decided to conduct a one-year Spending Review, setting department’s resource and capital budgets for 2021-22….

AELP Editorial – 22 October

By Simon Ashworth | Chief Policy Officer | AELP : On Wednesday the government announced the not entirely surprising news that it is pulling its three-year planned Spending Review that was due this Autumn and the…

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