How to get to good or better at inspection – what evidence is needed to demonstrate your strengths – Monday 28 January

This 1 day training event, for Heads of Quality, Quality Co-ordinators, etc has been designed to provide support for training providers to ensure they continue to be ready for a pending inspection.

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News: March 2017

New Trailblazer Apprenticeship standard for Business Analyst

As part of Government’s Trailblazers initiative to make the whole apprenticeship system more rigorous and more responsive to employers’ needs, the Tech Partnership is inviting employers, training providers and other stakeholders to input on the draft…

Consultation opens on student loan repayment threshold

BIS have issued a consultation of the freezing of the repayment threshold for student loans, which is seeking submissions by 14 October.Student loan repayment threshold The proposal is that the income threshold beyond which repayments on…

ESIF Funding Update

Another week further into July and there has been little progress on ESIF tenders from a provider’s perspective. Calls are now being released for ERDF projects ESIF but this fund is aimed at supporting businesses, rather…

New review for ETF on Functional Skills

In a letter to colleges about the FE area reviews, Skills Minister Nick Boles has taken the opportunity to announce a new review for the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) on Functional Skills. He says, “In…

Essential System Maintenance

The SFA are completing planned essential system maintenance between 5.00pm on Thursday, 23 July and 9.00am on Tuesday, 28 July. This will affect the following systems: * Data collections facility. * Contracts and finance tab on…

Letter to Colleges: Minister of State for Skills

The Minister of State for Skills, Nick Boles, has sent a letter to all further education colleges to update them on the further education reform programme. The programme is designed to raise the quality of vocational…

Survey: Funding Rules

The SFA included changes to the structure and content of the Funding Rules 2015 to 2016 following consultation with the sector. The SFA would like your views again; please complete the Funding Rules survey by Friday,…

New Apprenticeship Standard Data

The new apprenticeship standard data is now available on the learning aims page of the Hub. To search for a standard, select ‘Standards’ in the drop-down ‘Type of Learning’ section of the search page. Further guidance…

Childcare Apprenticeships

The Department for Education has announced changes to English and maths requirements for childcare apprenticeships. Colleges and other training organisations that provide the Early Years Educator pathway should note that apprentices must now achieve English and…

Apprenticeship vacancies: Essential Maintenance

The Apprenticeship vacancies service will be unavailable from 5.00pm on Thursday, 23 July to 9.00am on Tuesday, 28 July due to essential maintenance. This will cause unavoidable delays in processing requests. During this time, please only…

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