Newsletter and bids 46 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 a BUMPER Edition of 50 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:


Please note EEVT Ltd places adverts for many organisations and people these are items you need to talk with the people concerned we cannot give out more information than they give us.


 A move to campus-level Ofsted grades for college groups is back on the cards and they could be introduced as soon as next September, FE Week can reveal.

The education watchdog will shortly meet with college leaders to discuss the move and a consultation will be run early in the new year.If support for it is there, Ofsted will not wait for a new inspection framework to launch the change.


Some of the ESFA webinars on end-point assessment have been cancelled, also Priority Webinars In order to support smaller employers joining the apprenticeship service, we are hosting dedicated webinars for training providers and intermediaries. We will not be able to include policy information or provide Q and A sessions due to pre-election restrictions.


Updated apprenticeship funding band list updated 11th of November  Qualifications: approved for public funding updates to the legal entitlement updated 13th of November


Are you interested in adding commercial IT provision to your portfolio of funded provision?

– Diversify revenue streams

– Attract more learners

– Offer post-Brexit insurance

We’re working with an experienced individual with the knowledge, network, team and systems/processes who (conservatively) could add £1m-1.2m revenue to an existing provider with an estimated 35% NP.

This would be made up of vendor accredited IT qualifications in areas like IT, Digital Marketing, Cyber Security, Cloud, AI/Machine Learning and Data Analytics.
This would best suit an existing training provider with premises available to deliver from based either in London or Birmingham.
He has a track record of the business generating large volumes of learner leads for commercial courses (circa 800 per month), and delivering courses with successful outcomes. There are further opportunities to transition graduates into funded provision and generate revenue through a commercial recruitment output.

He is seeking a direct employment opportunity or a JV partner

Please contact


First ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating for FE college under new framework


If you’re a Social Worker or you know one then please send your CV to she is looking for a Social worker for  based in Birmingham.


A Training Provider is looking for  freelance Health and Social Care and STLS assessors E-mail me if you have an interest Essex and Home Counties E-mail me at


Do you have the skills and ability to be the Head of Delivery Operations South East London CVs to


Also TCHC are looking for Functional Skills tutors in the east of England email with CV and information.


Law firm DLA Piper has become the first office tenant to sign up to Two Chamberlain Square at the £700m Paradise development in Birmingham.

 DLA Piper has committed to a 15-year lease for 40,000 sq ft of space across the top two floors of the eight storey building as part of its growth plans in the region, moving from its current home in Victoria Square House in 2020. The new office, which includes a terrace overlooking the transformed Chamberlain Square, will allow DLA Piper to continue to grow its Birmingham office which currently has more than 150 lawyers and staff. Two Chamberlain Square is an eight storey, 40 metre (140 feet) high commercial building in the heart of Paradise with active ground floor levels designed for restaurant, bar and retail usage. The building is part of Phase One of Paradise which will complete later this year and incorporates 360,000 sq ft of new office space, including the adjacent One Chamberlain Square, which is fully let to PwC.


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AWARDS: outstanding governance: Charity boards demonstrating outstanding governance and trusteeship in areas including diversity, digital and harnessing risk are invited to share their success stories by entering the Charity Governance Awards 2020. Free online entry is now open to national and local charities, large and small. By entering one of the seven categories which recognise excellence in governance, charities from all sectors could win a £5,000 prize as an unrestricted grant. Categories cover digital innovation, board diversity and inclusivity, managing turnaround, embracing opportunity, and improving impact. Find out more and enter before 22nd January here


We’re joining forces with WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest experiential skills, apprenticeships and careers event to showcase the different careers available to young people. 

Taking place from 21 – 23 November at the NEC Birmingham and attracting over 70,000 visitors, LIVE is free to attend. The BAME Apprenticeship Alliance will join hundreds of other employers, colleges and training providers at the event where visitors get the chance to discuss employment opportunities, have a go at different skills and get practical tips from careers advisers on how best to complete job applications and prepare for interviews.
Isa Mutlib, Executive Director of The BAME Apprenticeship Alliance said: “It is really important for us to be part of LIVE.  Meeting with young people from all over the UK enables us to show them the wide range of career opportunities available with our company, which they may not have realised or considered.”

With use of technology, we are aiming to use artificial reality and Snapchat to give visitors an insight into some of the careers available through apprenticeships, For example, becoming a police officer, a lawyer, an accountant or an engineer.

Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK said: “LIVE has an enormous impact on the lives of young people as they embark on identifying their career opportunities.  It is great to be working with (insert name of organisation) to get our visitors excited about a career in (insert industry).”

At the heart of LIVE, are the National Finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions.  Run in over 70 skill areas, the competitions are proven to raise standards in apprenticeships and training.  Apprentices and students from all of the UK will compete with the aim of being named the UK Champion in their chosen skill.
To book your free place at LIVE visit


Welcome to Sam’s Wall this week!  Let’s get straight into it; we know that supporting and investing in our younger generation has never been so important than it is today; the welfare of children around the world is paramount, these are our leaders of tomorrow.

It should be known that today nearly FOUR MILLION children in the UK alone live in poverty (that staggering figure is almost one third of the population of children living in this country)… this equates to an average of 9 per classroom. Shockingly, the situation is getting worse, and numbers are predicted to rise to FIVE MILLION in 2020; two thirds of children living in poverty have at least one parent in work!


My wall this week is dedicated to our children; the activities, fundraising and campaigns which support their physical and emotional health and wellbeing which helps to arm them better for the future, after all it is our children who will take leadership in tackling the rising issues that we leave behind… our legacy ist not   looking too appealing right now.

As most of you will know on Friday 15th November the BBC official UK charity Children in Need campaign raised a massive 47.9 million with collective contributions from shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who and EastEnders added together with a host of regional fundraising activities (many organised by the general public for the cause).

The money raised goes towards disadvantaged young people across our country; those experiencing poverty, those with disabilities and victims of abuse or neglect.

What you may (or may not know) is that this annual fundraising campaign always falls a few days in front of the United Nations Universal Children’s Day on 20th November.



The UN Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and serves to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide; it contributes towards improving children welfare across the world and provides an entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children rights, translating into dialogues and actions that build a better world for Children.

This year Universal Children Day is pretty special so if you havet already herd then get ready for this. Global day of action for child rights!! This year marks 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – 30 years of child rights that have helped transform children’s lives around  around the world. 

It is a time to celebrate and a time to demand action. Children are telling us, loud and clear: it is time for every child, to have every right. 

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?  There will be a kid’s takeover!

Children will ‘take over’ high-visibility roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment normally held by adults to shine a spotlight on issues that matter to them. 

The World will turn BLUE! Landmark buildings around the world will light up blue on the day to show support for child rights. From wearing something blue to decorating your classroom or office, you too can help turn the world blue. Something subtle to very visible, anything blue goes!


Children’s National Summits ! For me, probably one of the most interesting and challenging for our current leaders  is that children will participate in national summits in major capitals around the world, holding leaders accountable for their promises to fulfil children’s rights. 

What has this annual campaign achieved in 30 years?

Over 50% reduction in deaths of children under 5 since 1989 

It has almost halved the proportion of undernourished children since 1990

2.6 billion more people have cleaner drinking water today than in 1990

Yet there STILL needs to be MORE ACTION!

Your support in helping bring about these positive changes and giving as many children as possible the rights they are entitled to is critical!


There is SO MUCH you can do to become part of this and UNICEF are leading the way.

BUSINESSES – An integral part of World Children’s Day is the idea of kids doing things for kids. So, providing something that makes children feel credible such as a Business Activation (an offline / online platform) to help them have their voices heard in the business world is a great idea.

Employee fundraising and family friendly practices in the workplace … reaching out to broader communities … there are many, many things you can do as a business to get involved.

UNICEF’s Guide for Businesses

PARENTS – Get involved in local fundraising activities, suggest ideas for your workplace or organise your own event locally… no matter how large or small it all counts and it is all important.  Make sure you and your children know your children’s rights UNICEF’s Guide for Parents

TEACHERS – The number of ways you can support this integral day are countless! Make your school BLUE, hold student debates, invite parents in to listen to their children, invite in local press so children can communicate their views to a wider audience, pair students together for mutual mentoring (perhaps older and younger students), encourage students to express their views to individuals within local government.

UNICEF’s Guide for Teachers (and lesson planning) –

UNICEF’s Background Factsheet for Teachers –

These are the reasons we need to make a difference  –


SOCIAL MEDIA Teachers / Parents – share photos of students / activity so UNICEF can amplify their voices and / or email Tweet @TheWorldsLesson @UNICEF

Businesses – Get tweeting UNICEF, local children’s charities and press with your activities (awareness / fundraising) or even simply acknowledgement of the day in support!

Remember, no matter who you are, when communicating your activities or supporting others on social media join in with the hashtags UNICEF have established to be better heard: 

#WorldChildrensDay #KidsTakeover #ForEveryChild

Have a fabulous week everybody and I hope you get involved in what is a hugely important day across this small planet of ours so you can contribute towards making that MAJOR positive impact we need to make for the future of our younger generation both in the UK and across the World ! From me sam until next week have a great week.



Vacancies on the jobs board this week include: Apprentice Health & Wellbeing Practitioner with Forward Trust [HMP Brixton], HOPE Recovery Co-ordinator with Humankind [South Tyneside], Trainee Caseworker with St. Giles Trust [London], Housing Management Worker Nights with Changing Lives [County Durham], Senior Practitioner – Family Service with Phoenix Futures [HMP Wymott], Service Manager – Victims’ Services with Thames Valley partnership [Buckinghamshire], Prison based Restorative Justice Service Manager with Belong [HMP Wormwood Scrubs], Housing Assistant – Merseyside with Nacro [Merseyside], Helpline Support Worker with Welsh Women’s Aid [Cardiff], Bank / Casual Housing Advice Worker – Pan London Offender Service with Single Homeless Project [London], Chief Executive with The Lucy Faithfull Foundation [Bromsgrove/Epsom]. 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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