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City & Guilds: Subcontracting update

Bryony Kingsland ( @BryonyKingsland on Twitter) UK funding manager - City & Guilds, providers an overview of the new subcontracting rules.

Gavin added a video. 4 months ago

Webinar with Beej Kaczmarczyk on Non Levy paying...

Webinar with Beej Kaczmarczyk: Making the best of the procurement for apprenticeship training provision for non-levy paying employers This webinar...

Gavin added a video. 4 months ago

e-Memoir TV. Post ‘Building the FE and skills...

e-Memoir TV. Post ‘Building the FE and skills brand’ webinar with Beej Kaczmarczyk ‘Thanks for watching e-Memoir TV Please visit the

Gavin added a video. 4 months ago

Update on Advanced Learner Loans Funding

This webinar will provide an opportunity to review the recently published version 2 of the advanced learner loans funding and performance management...

Gavin added a video. 5 months ago

Hilary Read discusses delivering 20% off the job...

Hilary Read from Read On Publications discusses delivering the 20% off the job training in Apprenticeships and the things you need to consider as a...

Hi Stefan I agree, surely utilising technology will make us more productive. Travelling from one...

Hi Stefan I agree, surely utilising technology will make us more productive. Travelling from one...

Hi Stefan I agree, surely utilising technology will make us more productive. Travelling from one...

Hi Stefan I agree, surely utilising technology will make us more productive. Travelling from one...

Hi Stefan I agree, surely utilising technology will make us more productive. Travelling from one...

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Podcast with Beej about the drivers around the Advanced Learner Loans market

We chat with Beej Kaczmarczyk Director at the Learning Curve group and founder of E-memoir about Advanced Learner Loans at the Association of Colleges annual conference. Beej particularly highlights the different drivers for a learner to take out a loan and how we need to think in a different and more flexible way to deliver the programme or learning experience.

AoC President Alison Birkinshaw discusses the importance of collaborative working to raise the profile of FE

We sat down to record a podcast with AoC President and Principal of York College Alison Birkinshaw at this year's Association of College's annual conference in Birmingham.

Skills Minister, Anne Milton's AoC opening speech

We recorded Skills Minister Anne Milton's opening speech at the Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conference.  

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learndirect receive additional investment. What does this mean for their learners and staff?

Sky news have reported that learndirect have received an additional investment of £5 Million. According to the Sky News report the additional investment comes after learndirect prepare to potentially reveal a £70 Million loss. Back in September, learndirect received an Ofsted Grade 4, or inadequete Ofsted grade.  It is fair to say it has been a turbulent period for the training provider. 

Team UK win 20 Medals and finish 10th in the medal tables at the Abu Dhabi WorldSkills competition

Team UK has triumphed picking up no less than 20 medals, 1 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze and 13 medallions of excellence at a spectacular closing ceremony in front of 15,000 people and the World’s media at the ad Du Arena. This medal places Team UK 10th in the medal table at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, Team UK finished 7th at the previous WorldSkills in Sao Paulo, but they  brought a much larger squad in Brazil. 

Postgraduate teaching apprenticeship launched

The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship will offer top graduates an alternative route into the profession.

Sector Response to 61% decrease in Apprenticeship starts since Levy introduction

The DfE has released their Statistical First Release on the number of Apprenticeship starts from 1st May to 31st July 2017 (which is the first quarter after the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy). Here is a link to the SFR Apprenticeship Starts report. 

Non-Levy Bidding: What did we Learn?

As Hurricane Irma has finally begun to subside, the storm of ESFA non-levy bidding has also dissipated, at least for now. Like the previous non-levy procurement, abandoned earlier in the year, this latest exercise has courted plenty of controversy. There has been widespread concern at the complexity of the process, the determination of contract caps, and the mountain of clarification queries. But is any of this really any surprise? The challenges in commissioning apprenticeships are arguably so inherent that it is probably impossible to design a competition which does justice to the job.

John Hayes brings together transport and further and higher education experts in new advisory group

The Education Advisory Group will discuss best practice in promoting transport through education.

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