News: June 2019

Information on Maths and English Pipeline

Success North CETT, based at Newcastle College, has the contract in the North East and Cumbria to employ Education and Training Foundation Regional Specialist Leads (RSL) for maths and English. This role includes acting as a…

DPS Your Call telekit

DWP are introducing a new on line provision purchasing system called “ The Dynamic Purchasing System”. There is to be a Conference Your Call telekit arranged by DWP on 6th October at 2pm. The aim is…

EFA: sub-contracting controls for schools and academies

In July the EFA published the post-16 sub-contracting controls guidance for 2016 to 2017. This includes notice of a significant new restriction that applies to maintained schools and academies that sub-contract the whole of a student’s…

EFA: high needs funding arrangements 2017 to 2018

The EFA have published the operational guide setting out arrangements for high needs funding in 2017 to 2018. This includes a summary of key dates and deadlines and what you need to do for 2017 to…

Opening of register of apprentice training providers: update

In August, the SFA launched their proposals for the new register of apprenticeship training providers to invite your feedback. The SFA proposals stated they planned to open the register for applications on Monday, 3 October. As…

FE choices employer satisfaction survey results 2015 to 2016

The FE choices employer satisfaction survey 2015 to 2016 closed on 22 July. Colleges and other training organisations can access feedback from their employers and their final indicative reports on the provider extranet. The information provides…

Free staff training in using technology for learning

Blended Learning Essentials is a free online course for unlimited numbers of vocational educators and trainers. The aim is to promote effective practice and pedagogy in blended learning. There are flexible routes through the courses; learners…

Launch of JISC open pilot

After a successful closed pilot with 24 institutions in 2016 of the Jisc Digital Student Experience Tracker, JISC are now inviting institutions to participate in an open beta pilot from September 2016 – July 2017. The…

Workforce data system – window for data submission extended

The new SIR Data Insights service is a free strategic decision making tool for independent training providers, adult and community learning providers, colleges and all others in the FE sector. It will help you to collate,…

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