Newsletter and bids 09 2020

 In bids

Dear Members.

This week more news and Views and bids Grants and funds.  We go out to over 3,000 people and organisations every week and today have a BUMPER EDITION of 52 pages. 

Full details of all bids and grants can be downloaded from the link below:


Our sponsor for 2020 is Bolt, a dedicated FE and Training Provider recruitment specialist. They have a 100% fill rate when working on a retained basis, if you’re serious about hiring to grow your business email


Guidance COVID-19: guidance for educational settings:

Worth checking/updating business continuity and safeguarding procedures in the light of the potential outbreak and the awful flooding,


A helping hand for apprentices

The NUS Apprentice extra card is one simple way and inexpensive way that apprentices can save money on the stuff they buy, thanks to the 250+ online and in-store discounts available.

Thousands of apprentices are already using it to save, on average, £13.50 per month on food, fashion, tech and travel. It is the only discount platform exclusively for apprentices in the UK. Take a look at the offers at from ASOS to and lots more. The National Society of Apprentices (NSoA) works with more than 120 training providers and employers, representing over 150,000 apprentices across the UK. Sales of the NUS Apprentice extra fund the society: A society for apprentices, run by apprentices and paid for by apprentices. If your apprentices are interested in making their money go further, please tell your apprentices about NUS Apprentice extra. Link is NUS Apprentice extra.


The Global Kidney Foundation Annual Gala taking place in a spectacular golden Ballroom in a prestigious Café Royal Regent Street in London, for 250 people, on Saturday 7th March, starting at 6 pm. The Sponsorship cost only £500 which gives your Business: Bring up to 5 people free of charge to the Gala, free mouth-watering food and welcome drink/ wine included Your name and logo featured on the Leaflet received by all attendees Your name and logo featured on our website and social media, with frequent posts pre-and post-event. Your company’s name presented by the Presenter on the stage. Sign up now to this unmissable opportunity to network and get your Business known to key people. Make lasting connections. We promise you an unforgettable evening.

 To book and ask more please call Ella Vine on 07943728710 or email


 East London Training Company has Staff Required due to Growth

2 SIA Tutors required due to growth

2 Basic Skills Tutors Math,s and English required due to growth

2 Health and Social Care tutors must be up to Diploma Level 3

1 Digital IT Tutor

1 IQA Basic Skills and Digital

£25,000. 00 Pro Rata  CVs to


I also have three organisations looking for ROTO holding Companies and for details of these please contact me at Also one company looking to undertake a merger with another company to scale up operations.


New for 2020: effective practice materials for embedding English and maths in apprenticeships:  A new package of learning materials is now available for providers and employers to support embedding of English and maths in workplace learning for apprentices.

These materials have been developed by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in partnership with the Department for Education (DfE). The materials comprise four online learning modules and an associated series of four interactive webinar sessions, available free of charge until 31 March 2020. English and maths are essential to supporting longer-term career prospects. As part of our ambition for a world-class technical education system and in line with recommendations from independent experts, progression towards and attainment of approved level 2 English and maths qualifications is an important part of the apprenticeship programme. For further information visit the ETF booking website. If the webinar that you wish to attend is fully booked, please add your details to the waiting list to register your interest as the ETF will look at providing additional sessions depending on demand.


Update on EU Exit: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. Check the latest Transition Period information.  There will be no change to eligibility for apprenticeship funding in academic years 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021 for citizens from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. They will need to ensure they have the right to live and work in the UK after 2020.  Employers should ensure that their employees, including apprentices, who are from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and living in the UK are aware that they and their family members will need to apply for settled or pre-settled status through the EU Settlement Scheme in order to secure their rights. Many of your employees will have already applied to the EU Settlement Scheme or be in the process of doing so. But if they have not, they still have until 30 June 2021 to do so.  Irish citizens’ right to live in the UK has not changed. This means they do not need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme, but they can if they want to. Any family members who are not Irish or British citizens will need to do so.  Detailed eligibility requirements are set out in the apprenticeship funding rules. You’ll need to continue to check a job applicants’ right to work. This will not change.

UK nationals returning from living or studying in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland will continue to be eligible to apply for an apprenticeship in England for a 7-year period. The 7-year period will begin on 1 January 2021.


Guidance Apprenticeship gateway and resits for end-point assessment (EPA)

Roles and responsibilities for apprenticeship gateway and resits for end-point assessment


The government is consulting on plans to dump employers when it comes to external quality assurance of apprentices – and hand all of it to Ofqual within the next two years.


Perry tells us Business & Digital Webinar – SASE Transition 
Moving to Apprenticeship standards in the Business or Digital sectors?

2020 will be a big year with the change from SASE apprenticeship frameworks to standards and we’re here to ​help you understand the changes happening in the Business and Digital sectors and support those transitioning to standards.

Please join and listen in to the Business & Digital webinar:​ ​SASE Transition (England only)

In this webinar, we will:

  • Detail which qualifications across the Business and Digital sectors we will continue to offer after 31st July 2020 and whether there is a standard replacement.
  • Provide​ an overview ​of our apprenticeship standards offer that includes: ○ Support with on-programme delivery  ○ Preparation for EPA with our range of resources and services

Click here to listen to the webinar


 A leading Provider with Good Ofsted is looking for another Tutor in IT

The link can be found here to apply:

Linked in post here:


Did you know approx  two million people have an out-of-date driving licence. There’s a fine of up to £1,000 if you don’t renew it, so check now. This guide shows you how to check whether it’s valid, how and where to renew, how to ensure you’re covered when driving abroad, and what to do if you still have a paper licence.

Driving licence photos must be replaced every 10 years (no matter how young you look!)

It’s easy to forget, but a quick check now could save you a fine of up to £1,000 if your photocard’s expired. It’s an annoying £14 to renew (£17 if you renew by post), but that’s a far better option.

There are a few dates printed on the photocard, but the one you need’s the photo expiry date printed on section 4b on the front of the card.


Anticipation is building ahead of the sixth Annual Apprenticeship Conference, which is now set to feature the first public appearance from the sector’s new dedicated minister.  More than 1,200 delegates from colleges, training providers and employers will head to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre on Monday for the two-day event run by FE Week.

On day one they’ll get to hear from keynote speakers including Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman and Labour’s shadow skills minister Emma Hardy.

Chief regulator Sally Collier will also speak on the main stage on Monday, where she is set to discuss Ofqual’s approach to external quality assurance following the announcement of their expanded role. The day will be rounded off with a debate on the hot topic that is subcontracting.

On the Tuesday, Education and Skills Funding Agency veteran Keith Smith will provide the sector with the agency’s essential policy updates, while Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann will discuss WorldSkills UK’s postion on FE Week’s #BackABid campaign to host  WorldSkills competition in 2027.


 From all of us from me Steve and fellow Director Lisa and all the team have a great week and keep training Non-Executive Director at Six Companies and MD of EEVT Ltd Linked In Group 2020 Vision Group 2020 Vision Training Days and 2020 Vision Newsletter



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