News: June 2019

EYE Childcare Review – what’s happening?

In July, then Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah MP announced that there would be a review of the requirements for GCSEs for level 3 qualifications in Early Years, followed sustained pressure from both employers and providers that…

Loans growth requests – the wait continues

SFA have announced that they are reviewing their approach to managing loans facilities, and as a result will not now be accepting new growth requests “until the new approach is in place in the autumn”. There…

ROTO opens again – but Apprenticeship Register is delayed

SFA Update yesterday reported that the Register of Training Organisations (ROTO) will open for applications on Friday, 30 September and close again on Friday, 14 October. The register is not a full refresh but is intended…

AELP editorial – 29 September

By Mark Dawes, CEO at AELP: The delay in the apprenticeship register rules and funding guidelines that has been announced in the last 24 hours is disappointing, but predictable. Providing the delay is because DfE, SFA…

Chief Operating Officer position with AELP

* COO for The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) * As the most senior operational lead within the organisation, this requires a strong and motivated leader to drive operational excellence * The successful candidate…

Tech and digital occupational map

In recent months, the Tech Partnership has been working closely with its employer groups, and with input from a range of stakeholders, to create an Occupational Map of tech / digital roles at entry level –…

Ufi #ManufacturingSkillsFund

Ufi is launching a new fund to support innovative and creative ideas to use digital technology in ways that could change how vocational learning is delivered in manufacturing, particularly to SMEs in the supply chain. Ufi…

AELP Autumn Conference

The AELP Autumn Conference, sponsored by City & Guilds, takes place on Tuesday, 1 November at the Palace Hotel, M60 7HA, in central Manchester, a few minutes’ walk from Manchester Piccadilly railway station. As usual for…

Work and Health Programme latest

All has been very quiet from DWP lately regarding the Work and Health Programme, but things seem now to be on the move. We are hearing that a pre-qualification questionnaire may be coming out at the…

SFA growth requests process

A number of members have been asking about the process for requesting growth in the current year. The changes for 2016/17 are minor relative to last year, and in essence the process remains unchanged with the…

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