News: June 2019

IfA chief ‘stepping down’, claims headhunters

From FE Week: The chief executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) will step down when his contract is up, FE Week understands. In an email seen by this paper, the headhunters Gatenby…

ESFA: changes to the Student Bursary Support Service

The ESFA has appointed a new provider to deliver the Student Bursary Support Service (SBSS). The SBSS is the online service that administers the Care to Learn scheme and claims for students in defined vulnerable groups…

ESFA: Career Learning Pilot

Thank you to those providers participating in the Career Learning Pilot (CLP). The pilot is helping to inform the development of the National Retraining Scheme, by testing the extent to which funding and messaging can be…

ESFA: apprenticeships recognition of prior learning

The ESFA have published new guidance for training providers, employers and apprentices about the need for, and importance of, recognition of prior learning. The apprenticeship funding rules state that the training provider must assess the individual’s…

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