Hold the date: next NELP Members’ meeting – Thursday 11 June

The next NELP Members' meeting will be an on-line meeting using GotoMeeting (https://www.gotomeeting.com/en-gb/lp/easy-online-meetings) on Thursday 11 June 2020 at 10am - Noon. Further details will follow. Take care, be aware.

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News: January 2020

DfE to tender for 8 new Institutes of Technology

From FE Week: A further eight Institutes of Technology are to be created by the government through a new £120 million tender, Gavin Williamson is to announce. Plans for a second wave of specialist institutes are…

Sector bodies align with call for DfE to switch funding for 16-18s

From FE Week: Three leading associations from across the university, private provider and college sectors have united to call on the government to fund 16 to 18-year old apprentices through general taxation. The membership organisations, who…

NTCA Adult Education Budget Procurement Event – 25/10/19

On the 25 October 2019 the North of Tyne Combined Authority is hosting an Adult Education Budget Procurement Event which will provide details on the North of Tyne procurement priorities and process. Details of the event…

Last chance to add to unprecedented ITP workforce data collection

What? With the deadline of 31st October looming – for the DfE’s Education and Training Professionals survey, not Brexit! – there’s still time to participate. Currently, 276 directly ESFA-funded ITPs from across England and specialising in all…

New accountability for awarding rules confirmed

Ofqual has confirmed how awarding organisations will in future be expected to scrutinise assessment judgements of training providers. Following a recent consultation, all awarding organisations will be required to introduce Centre Assessment Standards Scrutiny processes by no…

‘No more tinkering on education’, says Labour at Brighton

While it was emphasised that future Labour policy on further education and skills would be mostly signposted by the final report from the party’s lifelong learning commission, attendees at the Labour conference in Brighton were left…

AELP Editorial – 26 September

By Mark Dawe | Chief Executive | AELP: What a time to be at the various political parties conferences.  As the Supreme Court’s ruling was announced I was sitting in a labour fringe. Mobile phones pinged…

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