News: June 2019

Future Apprenticeships Support Programme

Please find attached a FA Phase 2 flyer-2 to promote the Future Apprenticeships phase 2 for dissemination to the network membership. The employer engagement and business development workshops are now up on the portal. They can…

Apprenticeship Grant for Employers Devolution

Following final agreement on the latest round of devolution deals, six areas will receive devolved funding for the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE), effective from 1 August 2016. Next week, the SFA will issue the monthly…

Procurement Opportunity: Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

The SFA have launched a £20 million procurement opportunity for additional further and higher education organisations to provide higher and degree apprenticeships (Levels 4 to 7) in the 2016 to 2017 funding year. You can access…

TES special offer for AELP members

After doubling its coverage of the FE and skills sector since last summer, TES is offering discounted subscription packages for AELP members. The new FE print and digital subscription pack includes a copy of TES magazine…

Unemployment lowest since 2005

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released the latest unemployment data for the three month period from February to April 2016. There were 1.67 million unemployed people, 20,000 fewer than for the previous 3 months…

BHS collapse affects over 500 Apprentices

More than 500 apprentices are looking for work after the collapse of BHS, according to The Times newspaper. The number of Apprentices employed by BHS had been as high as 900 but had fallen, partly as…

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