People Power – 6th June 2018 – St James Park

People Power is taking place on the 6th June at St James Park – the aim of the event is to bring together Learning Providers in the region with employers – with the objective of increasing the uptake of training, skills and apprenticeships in the North East.

The website for the event is:

I have also attached an exhibitors brochure for your information.  We currently have learning providers such as CIPD, Newcastle College, Sunderland College, Gateshead College, Derwentside College, Pearson, Accenture, Expedient Training, New Horizon, Baltic Training and others who are all exhibiting.

It would be great to speak to you about this further and how you can perhaps help us to market the event to other learning providers.  In turn there could be an opportunity for you to exhibit yourselves.

Please do give me a call any time to discuss this further.

Many thanks and kind regards,


Lyndsey Morrison


+44 (0) 7718905044

ESFA Update 5th of May 2017


The ESFA today (5 May) updated the funding bands that will apply for existing apprenticeship frameworks and apprenticeship standards.

The list of apprenticeship standards shows 2 sets of funding bands:

  • for starts up to and including 30 April 2017
  • for starts from 1 May 2017

It lists the apprenticeship standards that have an approved assessment plan and are ready for employers and training organisations to use.

The frameworks spreadsheet sets out the funding bands that will apply for existing apprenticeship frameworks from 1 May 2017.

Further information:

Apprenticeship funding from May 2017

Apprenticeship funding: how it will work

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