Hold the date – next NELP Members’ meeting will be 27 January 2022

The next NELP Members' meeting will be on Thursday 27 January at 1.30pm. The meeting will be virtual (using Zoom).

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News: February 2021

SDN – Supporting you in the coming weeks

Navigating through our current national emergency presents us all with extraordinary and unprecedented challenges. It will take time to adjust and understand what it means for us personally, for our roles, our learners and our organisations….

Northumbria Non Protectively Marked Threat/Risk Document 2020

Please find attached  Northumbria Polices Non Protectively Marked Threat and risk Document for 2020. A reminder to those providers inspected by OFSTED, they expect providers to have a good understanding of the threat and risk faced. This…

FE Week Editorial – 27 March

By Nick Linford, Editor: The ESFA must act after more than half of all apprentices on standards withdraw Many events and consultations have been delayed, but it seems the Covid-19 crisis was not going to get…

How the FE sector is adapting to the coronavirus crisis

Colleges and training providers have adapted in positive and innovative ways to continue learning and support the local community during the Covid-19 crisis. Here, FE Week shares some examples, including hospital donations, virtual horticulture, cooking and…

National apprenticeship achievement rates fall below 65%

From FE Week: The overall achievement rate for apprenticeships fell last year by 2.2 percentage points to 64.7 per cent. National achievement rate tables (NARTs) published on Thursday by the Department for Education reveal the fall…

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ESFA update on furloughed apprentices

The ESFA can now confirm that apprentices who are furloughed and whose employers access the job retention scheme to get 80% of their wages funded, can still continue to do the off-the-job training associated with their…

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