Newsletter and bids 48 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 62 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:


As part of his Digital Talent Programme, the Mayor of London is funding research into the higher-level skills needs of London’s tech start-ups, Micros and SMEs, and we are proud to collaborate.  We are delighted to invite you to contribute, too. You can play a crucial part in shaping the future of digital talent considering your specific business needs.

Join us in our focus group in December.

Tuesday 17th December, 4-8 pm @ Fashion and Textile Museum (83 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3XF)

DSS Managing Director, Carlos Cubillo-Barsi, will present the project and provide an overview of the current employer demand for digital skills, outlining which ones we can expect to be more relevant in the workplace in the next few years. You will be part of three focus groups: Syntax Error – What are your short, medium and long term training and skills needs? Resources Needed – What are the gaps in training?

Network Acquired – What are the best routes for entrants?

Afterwards, you will be able to network with an intimate group of no more than 12 other key players representing a range of tech business types over a cocktail dinner and refreshments.

We look forward to meeting you soon! #tech #techtrends #digitaltraining #digital #digitalskills #apprenticeships #london #events #DSS


 The Confederation of British Industry has urged the government not to restrict how the apprenticeship levy is spent in the face of opposition from nearly eight in ten businesses. Limits on age, income or level of training would make 78 per cent of 208 businesses and trade associations surveyed for the 2019 CBI and Pearson Education and Skills Annual Report either “dissatisfied” or “very dissatisfied”.

“Restrictions on how levy funds can be used could be counter-productive to addressing some of the biggest skills challenges employers face,” the report said.

Pearson say How will the SASE framework switch off on 31 July 2020 affect you?

We appreciate that 2020 will be a big year, with the change from SASE Frameworks to Standards, and we want to support you throughout the process.
We will be launching a series of sessions soon.
Sign up today with your email and we will send updates directly to you.


Also learning Hub – the home of digital learning programmes is designed to deliver an engaging, accessible, interactive and personalised learning experience for learners.
It provides high-quality, bite-sized and mobile-optimised learning content, which supports apprenticeships and employee development and skills training that employers value.
Take a look at a demo video and sample content
If you would like to see more sign-up for a month’s free trial.


Funding and Course Administrator 32 hours per week with flexibility around School holidays Up to 23k FTE Location: Bromley with some local travel

About us

Successful Mums is an award-winning training organisation that has supported over 5,000 mums back to work. We do this through our government funded and private training programmes. Our training programmes are exclusively designed by Jane Knight specifically for mums on the journey back to work.

We work with a range of employers who support the work we do including small local businesses and big brand names on the high street. We love what we do and have won many awards and quality marks for our work.

What we’re looking for We’re looking for someone to be the first point of contact for our Successful Mums and to ensure all our Mums have a positive experience, feel supported and are allocated to the correct course. You will be a people person, love talking on the phone and be willing to go that extra mile to support the Successful Mums brand giving an outstanding service.

The role will include learner recruitment, arranging venues and monitoring course bookings along with collating eligibility evidence and audit compliance.

You will have experience of funding eligibility including apprenticeships the levy and other funding such as AEB and ESF. You will have an understanding of working in a training, college of learning

environment where an understanding of compliance and audit is key.

Experience of successful employer engagement would be an advantage but not essential. You’ll love all things about the FE sector and have a passion for lifelong learning and striving for improvement.  We’re a small and close-knit team so it’s important you are a good fit by responding well to change, having a positive mindset along with a love for what we do at Successful Mums.  This is a mainly office-based role including funding, compliance and administrative duties; however, we can offer some flexibility around the holidays.

If this sounds like you and you would like to be part of the team, we’d love to hear from you!  Please email your CV and why you think you would be a good fit for this role to  Successful Mums is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


This Way Up Well Being

This Way Up Well being is a social enterprise started and run by Bronwyn Rich BSc

Bronwyn is an accredited Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid instructor and with her team have delivered training to personnel at many prestigious companies and organisations, schools colleges, and the Armed Forces and local authorities.

With Mental Health at the forefront in the media this is the time to ensure that you assist your key personnel and workforce to have the tools to assist those who may be vulnerable.

Bronwyn also has a very wide experience and knowledge in Health and Social care management including delivering Suicide Awareness and Prevention and Suicide First Aid Training , Trauma Recovery, Healing and Relaxation,Stress in the Workplace.

We have also secured funding for many community projects such as Bellingham Community Project, Headstart, Young Mayor of Lewisham Project, DIY Happiness, The Co-op, One In Four, to name but a few examples.

We use a holistic approach to supporting well being including the use of Laughter Yoga .

For further information on all our courses or discuss your own requirements,

Please contact us via our website or

Email :

Or you can phone on Telephone :07530965827.


 Join us for the 10th anniversary

Tell us who your BTEC stars are and why you think they should be in with a chance to be a BTEC Award winner of 2020. We’re looking to award BTEC learners, teachers, tutors, schools, colleges and apprenticeship providers who stand out from the rest.

Find out more about the awards and how to nominate your stars.


Company looking to buy a small training Provider ltd Company with ROATP accreditation email


Spark Inside New CEO

Spark Inside is delighted to announce that Vicki Cardwell will be joining as CEO in January 2020. Vicki has worked for over a decade in the criminal justice voluntary sector. At Catch22 Vicki helped launch the ground-breaking Transition to Adulthood Alliance and was Chief Executive of the Criminal Justice Alliance. Vicki most recently comes from Revolving Doors Agency where as Deputy Chief Executive she led the high-profile campaign to reduce short prison sentences, resulting in Ministerial backing and a shift in the national media discourse.


Vacancies on the jobs board this week include: Senior Asset Coach with Changing Lives [Newcastle Upon Tyne], Community Fundraiser with Oasis Project [Brighton], Community Transitions Coach with EDP Drug and Alcohol Services [Exeter], Tenancy Support Officer with Nacro [Sunderland], Operations Manager with User Voice [North of England], Support Worker with Waymarks [Reading], Resettlement Caseworker with St Giles Trust [Wrexham], Coordinator with Humbercare Ltd [Hull], Administration and Information Officer with Birth Companions [London], Administrator with Shelter [HMP Manchester], Meet and Greet Volunteer with The Forward Trust [Hull], Project Manager with the Alliance of Sport in Criminal Justice [Bristol], Finance Assistance with Prisoners Abroad [London]. For more information about these vacancies, and many more, click here


 Christmas request show

The Family and Friends Request Show from Prison Radio Association is doing a special request show on Christmas Day and is looking for families and friends to submit their favourite songs and messages for their loved ones in prison. The show is broadcast on National Prison Radio (NPR) and also streamed on, making it the only NPR show that can be heard both in prison and by loved ones outside. Spread the word and submit your messages and song requests 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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