Newsletter and bids 51 2019

 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 44 pages. Thanks also to our sponsor Richard at Net Security Training who can be contacted at

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


I always do a Christmas and end of year message, so here we go. 


This year I have been pleased to be involved with the Asian Apprenticeship Awards for the fourth year. Next year it changes slightly to get even bigger. 

Also the MBCC Awards which indeed goes from strength to strength. I also work with two other Charity Organisations and indeed they have great teams. 

Also great events like the Signature Awards which in 2020 will grow to encompass London 


My retained clients are as always great, along with ones who work on set items like ROATP or Matrix or bids.


Also some great Primes and others in the industry like Awarding bodies. 

Also long term workers in the industry who are specialists in Recruitment or Marketing or Bid writing. 


We have lost some very good organisations for whatever reason, but this year has had many changes. 


As we move forward into 2020 EEVT Ltd will have some new changes and items which a few of you know about. We may all hopefully have some stability and changes that make it easier to plan and make quality and profits. 

Please take all of our good wishes for you and your Team and families and take time to enjoy the next couple of weeks. Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for all of your help and support, we really appreciate it. Many thanks to so many of you to many to mention by name.


We have a New Headline sponsor for 2020 and details next week.


The Purdah is over than goodness and indeed we wish you all good cheer as we move forward and indeed the ESFA have rescheduled the webinars that got postponed in November. They will now be held in January 2020, and you can book them via this link:


 Information: how to express an interest to deliver T Levels in 2022 to 2023 academic year, including the transition programme

As published in the T Level action plan, the Department for Education (DfE) is looking to identify the next tranche of providers to deliver T Levels from 2022 to 2023 academic year.

To complete the expression of interest all providers will have to be registered with DfE sign-in prior to the expression of interest becoming live.

The expression of interest goes live early in January. All institutions wishing to express an interest will be required to complete and submit an expression of interest to ESFA by midnight on Friday 28 February 2020.


 Also it appears that the ESFA are going around trying to get back funds and also asking if training providers have Service Level agreements with JCP / DWP to go into Job Centres.  They appear very annoyed if they cannot get back funds re AEB.

Let me know if they are doing this in your area as it appears, they are goiing to be doing the rounds. Saying show me your checks on the learners on their qualifications.


 Every now and then we look to focus on an organisation and how they started and what they do this week Jane Knight Founder of Successful Mums

Jane Knight created Successful Mums in 2015 after seeing a gap in the market to support women back to work after having children.

A teacher, career advisor and with over 25 years in the FE sector, Jane has gone on to support over 5,000 women back to work through a range of employability and digital training programmes. Jane has collected and listened to the key challenges from these women and in response the Successful Mums course offer has evolved.

The current portfolio of courses includes accredited employability and digital training for unemployed, economically inactive women returners along with business start-up courses for those entrepreneurial women that require support to turn their ideas into reality. All the training include mental health awareness training, digital skills and contribute to social mobility, all high on the skills agenda.

As an Organisation Successful Mums works with a range of employers including Sainsburys, IKEA and Direct Line that recruit Successful Mums. Working with a range of referral partners as well as tapping into her Ten thousand social media following, Jane and her team often have a waiting list of 100s of women returners to start her courses.

Successful Mums has a head office in Bromley, a team of 8 staff and operates across London and Kent. With 3 recent outstanding observations from PRIMES and a 95% success rate, Jane’s innovative and forward-thinking training company has so much more to offer.

Jane was nominated for an inspirational woman of the year, won ERSA partner of the year, sits on the board of a number of digital forums and regularly contributes to government policy around the women’s equality agenda.

Jane holds monthly charity events including 5k, 10k and half marathons inspiring many to get their trainers on and get active. To date Jane has raised several thousands for Evelina, Mind and Demelza. This mum of two and career expert and businesswomen, Jane has made an impact on thousands of returning mums. #thismumcan


Information: update on apprenticeship levy transfers

Following Keith Smith’s announcement at October’s AELP conference that we will extend the use of levy transfers to cover the full cost of training for those apprenticeships that would normally be eligible for full government funding, we can confirm this will commence from 2 January 2020.

This extension applies to 16 to 18 year olds and eligible 19 to 24 year olds, and where the receiving employer has fewer than 50 employees.

We have taken on board feedback from both employers and providers who had advised us that this restriction had been a barrier for those levy paying employers who wanted to support smaller employers in providing apprenticeship opportunities for younger people.

The apprenticeship funding rules will be updated and issued shortly to reflect this.


Information: updated provider data self-assessment toolkit (PDSAT)

We have released an updated version of the provider data self-assessment toolkit (PDSAT).

This version includes an update to the sampler, enabling users to select audit samples and output a set of audit working papers for the 2019 to 2020 funding year.

PDSAT is available to colleges and independent training providers to assist with their routine individualised learner record (ILR) data-checking procedures for their ILR data returns and with preparation for funding assurance reviews.For further information, please use the ESFA online form.


Vacancies on the jobs board this week include: Senior Policy and Engagement Officer with Agenda [London], Independent Domestic Violence Advocate with Changing Lives [Newcastle upon Tyne], Support Coordinator – Colchester North with Nacro [Colchester], Lecturer in Hairdressing with Weston College [HMP Downview], Head Of Business Support with Coaching Inside and Out [Homebased – North West], Young Persons Therapist x2 with Oasis Project [Brighton], Women’s Recovery Coordinator with The Nelson Trust [Swindon or Trowbridge], HOPE Recovery Coordinator with Humankind [South Shields], Policy Officer (part-time) with Prisoners’ Education Trust [London], Resettlement Coordinator with Catch 22 [HMP/YOI Isis]. For more information about these vacancies, and many more, click here


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


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