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ESFA Contract Management A flurry of articles over recent weeks on contract management, almost certainly anticipating the forthcoming Dame Mary Ney’s report are all interesting and make valid observations and suggestions. These points have been raised many times before, they are not new, but the recipient was not and still is not listening.

Subcontracting: Responsible and Irresponsible Primes

Last week, we got engaged in a LinkedIn debate about primes acting irresponsibly with their subcontractors. The debate was started by Steve Lawrence of EEVT and Promote-Ed came forward to offer support.

Further Education has been catapulted into a new business cycle in the past five weeks: Ethical Relationships post COVID-19

Over the series of our webinars we have spoken extensively about ‘ethical relationships’ post COVID-19 (CV19), ethical relationships is not new and has been around in the education sector for decades. We want to explore with you how the utilisation of ethical relationships and collaboration can go hand in glove and be very beneficial for all parties, we will look at a particular case-study and also open up how Value-Chain Analysis (VCA) can be used for competitive advantage.

Securing Temporary Flexibilities for EPA: A 5 Point Plan

Many apprentices are currently unable to achieve and complete their apprenticeship as a result of End Point Assessment. We have seen measures introduced to support the achievement of GCSEs, A-Levels and now functional skills.

Private Training Providers: Some hints and tips on how to keep going …

The announcement from the government this week was immensely disappointing for us all. The lack of financial support in particular will be crippling for some.

ESFA – A Lesson in Reading Accounts

We have been inundated in the past few weeks since setting up by providers who have either applied for RoATP registration or gone through the refresh process yet have been rejected and indeed some providers removed off the register due to ‘financial health’ issues. launches ‘A Vibrant Skills Market’ – Solutions for Government and Regulators

 @Promote_Ed launch their first report: 'Vibrant Skills Market – Solutions for Government and Regulators' with a 10 point recommended action list Today, 9/3/2020,Promote-Ed - the education sector forum has launched it’s first publication ‘A Vibrant Skills Market – Solutions for Government and Regulators’. Based on the findings from its first four weeks of operation, and from the contributions of its over 500 forum members. This positive, action focussed report identifies 10 issues facing the sector with recommendations for the Government, DFE and others to consider which practitioners will believe will make a significantly positive impact on their work with employers and learners.

FE News become media partner for Promote-Ed

Promote-Ed is delighted to announce that FE News have joined us as our media partner.

Richard Gerver to become a regular columnist for Promote-Ed

The Promote-Ed team are delighted to announce that following discussion with the international speaker and leading author on educational change, Richard Gerver, he has agreed to become a regular columnist for

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