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Start the Year on a Positive Note: 3 Things to Consider for #Apprenticeships in 2019

2018 was a busy year for the FE and skills sector, but in true SDN style, we focus on preparing for what’s to come and helping you consinuosly improve your day-to-day practice.

So, with that in mind – here are three things to consider for 2019 in the apprenticeship space and two FREE webinar recordings thrown in for good measure!  

What is around the corner in 2019?

  1. The number of end-point assessments is set to sky-rocket this year. This provides an opportunity for on-programme assessors to diversify their skillset and look at getting involved in delivering EPAs too. Why not sign-up for our blended-learning Level 3 Undertaking EPA course this January to start the ball rolling.
  2. There are more incentives for SMEs to get involved in apprenticeships, with non-levy contributions dropping to just 5% and big businesses being able to transfer up to 25% of their levy allocation. Don’t forget to explore all the incentives with employers though, such as the often overlooked National Insurance contributions – here’s some practical guidance.
  3. The new Ofsted Common Inspection Framework is set for release, with Chief Ofsted Inspector Amanda Spielman promising to “place greater emphasis on the substance of education, and actively discourage unnecessary data collection.” If you’re delivering apprenticeship standards why not sign up for our curriculum planning webinar series, with FREE templates, to give you a head start.

Can you think of more reasons to be positive for 2019? Share them with us on Twitter @SDN_HQ – we’d love to hear what you’re looking forward to!

Now for the free webinars…

At SDN we pride ourselves on running high-quality CPD content at a price that is affordable. Below are two FREE webinar recordings to inform your practice and role: 

Plus, an Apprenticeship Conference for frontline staff! 

On 29th April 2019, SDN is running its first Apprenticeship Breakthrough Conference in Birmingham for just £145+VAT. The conference is to help frontline staff deliver better apprenticeships. It will be practical and action-focused. You will leave with tools and tips, and feel re-energised and able to tackle the challenges ahead. It is a CPD opportunity not be missed – book a ticket for you and your colleagues today! 

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