News: February 2021

AELP Spring Conference for Practitioners 2021

The AELP Spring Conference for Practitioners 2021 is ideally timed after the Chancellor’s Budget and the recent Skills for Jobs white paper to allow for providers to be informed and ready for the challenges ahead. Taking…

Get Help with Technology

The Get Help with Technology programme is being extended to support disadvantaged students in further education to access remote education. FE providers will be eligible to receive devices where they have students that are aged 16-19…

Traineeship Delivery Framework 2020/2021

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published an updated third version of the Traineeship Delivery Framework, coinciding with the announcement of a £1,000 cash boost for employer choosing to take on new trainees. This…

Funding boost to get more young people into work

Gillian Keegan MP, apprenticeship and skills minister, has confirmed that employers will be able to apply for a £1000 cash boost to help them take on new trainees. The scheme will support young people to gain…

Education attendance restriction to remain in place

The Prime Minister has confirmed that schools and FE providers will not return to full face-to-face education after the February half-term and that the current attendance restrictions will remain in place until 8 March 2021 at…

Skills Bootcamps

There are two programmes being rolled out under the National Skills Fund relating respectively to the Level 3 Adult Offer and Skills Bootcamps. The deadline for bids for funding in the 2021/2022 financial year is on…

DfE statistics on apprenticeships

The Department for Education (DfE) published a series of data on apprenticeships, including on employer incentives and levy numbers (Apprenticeships and traineeships, Academic Year 2020/21 – Explore education statistics – GOV.UK (explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk)). The latest data on the…

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