NEW North East Covid 19 restrictions

From Friday 18 September, regulations will ban the following: - residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens - hospitality for food and drink will be restricted to table service only - late night restriction of operating hours will be introduced, with leisure and entertainment venues required to close between 10pm to 5am

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Ofsted wins battle to inspect ALL apprenticeships

From FE Week: Ofsted will soon be handed powers to inspect all universities that offer apprenticeships – including the likes of Cambridge, FE Week can reveal. In a controversial move, the education watchdog is set to…

Apprentice quality assurance charges to end from October

From FE Week: Controversial £40 charges for the external quality assurance of apprenticeship endpoint-assessment will start being phased out as soon as October, it has been confirmed. The fees will end as the Institute for Apprenticeships…

Sector Share AELP / Ufi

AELP and Ufi VocTech Trust (Ufi) have formed a new partnership to launch the service, which is called SectorShare. This project is part of Ufi’s VocTech Now funding call, which was a direct response to the impact…

Registration window for QTLS now open

The Society for Education and Training (SET) is inviting SET members to apply for the next cohort to undertake Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. QTLS is a nationally recognised status which SET members can…

Making an order of additional coronavirus tests

An online portal is now live for schools and FE providers to order additional coronavirus test kits if they have run out, or are running out, of their initial 10 kits supplied for use in line with DfE…

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