News: February 2021

Hays Travel seeking provider to deliver Traineeships

We intend to offer 10 traineeship placements at our head office in Sunderland where we have a wide range of diverse job roles.  The main focus will be customer service as this is at the heart…

Legal apprentice provider penalised by watchdog

From FE Week: A leading commercial training provider for the legal profession has been reprimanded by Ofsted for being too “inexperienced” to deliver high-quality apprenticeships. Datalaw Limited, which has provided professional development for law firms for…

Secrecy fuels suspicions as DfE refuses to share AEB clawback evidence

From FE Week: The government has refused to share the evidence used to justify its controversial adult education clawback plans – fuelling suspicion among sector leaders. Principals have demanded transparency after the Department for Education said that any…

Flexible apprenticeships in Health and Social Care manual

The flexible apprenticeships in Health and Social Care manual has been published. This new manual sets out how flexibilities in apprenticeships can be used and delivered in Health and Social Care, to meet the needs of employers and…

2021 to 2022 post-16 subcontracting funding rules

The ESFA is working to finalise the combined subcontracting funding rules for post-16 education for the AEB, ESF and 16 to 19 funding streams. The subcontracting funding rules will be published as a single document aligning…

Apprenticeships standards versioning – new Revisions Status Report

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) has updated the Revisions Status Report. This report will be updated regularly to show which live standards have entered IFATE’s formal revisions process, and the stage they are at in that…

Apprenticeship technical funding guide updated

The ESFA published version 3 of the apprenticeships technical funding guide from August 2020. This explains how funding will work for apprenticeships starting on or after 1 August 2020, including how the ESFA will calculate provider payments. The…

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