Newsletter and bids 18 2019

 In bids

Dear Members.

This week more news and views and bids, grants and funds in conjunction with our sponsors Net Security Training Ltd. You can contact Richard at and We are going out to over 3,000 people and Organisations every week and today have 46 Pages.

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


The ESFA said on the 2nd of May We announced on 5 October 2018 that we will withdraw all apprenticeship frameworks at the end of the 2019/20 academic year.

We will not run any further consultation on framework withdrawals as we are confident that the process for standards development is clear and that sufficient standards will be in place by 2020 to meet employer needs. Issuing Authorities (IA) retain the power to withdraw apprenticeship frameworks ahead of July 2020. We have issued guidance to support the relevant sectors when a decision is taken by an IA to withdraw a framework.

If you are an employer or provider who currently employs or trains apprentices and use apprenticeship frameworks, please be aware they will no longer be available for new starts from 31 July 2020. We recommend you start using apprenticeship standards as soon as possible.  Support for training providers to manage the transition from frameworks to standards is available on the Education and Training Foundation website.

 If you are unsure about which apprenticeship standard is appropriate for your business please contact the National Apprenticeship Service. If you cannot find a standard to meet your business need, please consult the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website or email them at


I have a company who have Roto and ROATP at this time looking to sell they have been in business since  2007 showing decent profits with no charges,overdrafts or borrowing etc.They have had Sub Contracts and indeed they are based in a devolved area but the Training Company could be moved to non devolved. They will be interested in offers around £60,000.00


 With all these Bank Holidays it is a problem and indeed the weather is not the best in the hope tomorrow is good.


 Also this evening is the start of Ramadan 2019 in United Kingdom will begin in the evening of Sunday 5 May and ends in the evening of Tuesday 4 June.


 Yes the Asian Apprenticeship Awards are open for nominations for this years event

To nominate then please go to:

I have to say I do have my own thoughts on this as an Ambasedor for the Awards for the past two years and Judge prior to that these awards are so good for many reasons this year the RAF are the Headline Sponsers, theevent is on the 31st of October at Edgbaston Cricket Ground.


I have for ages said this is a waste of funds and at last MPs will investigate whether careers funding is achieving value for money after the government abandoned plans to make the Careers & Enterprise Company pay for itself. Meg Hillier, chair of the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee, (pictured) told FE Week’s sister paper Schools Week that her committee wants to look into the Department for Education’s careers spending, most of which currently goes to the CEC. Great News


 Some spaces left for RoATP applications please contact


 The University and College Union has written to the justice secretary urging him to intervene over a training provider’s plans to cut more than 100 jobs.

The union said in a letter addressed to David Gauke that Novus, a prison education provider part of the LTE Group, which also runs The Manchester College, has placed 176 staff at risk of redundancy across 27 prisons where it operates.

According to the UCU, Novus’ contract value to deliver this service has declined by 26 per cent in the north east of England following the introduction of the ‘Prison Education Framework’ at the beginning of April.

The union said the provider proposes to retain “only 62 full time equivalent roles, meaning over 100 posts are set to be lost overall”.

“These job losses would be hugely damaging at a time when the sector is already struggling to recruit and retain staff,” said Paul Cottrell, UCU acting general secretary.

“You cannot make cuts of this scale and not impact on the education and opportunities available to offenders.


 This is to my mind crazy stuff! The government had to promise a last-minute gift of £4.55 million to avoid a National College being unable to sign off last year’s accounts.

The unplanned bailout to the National College for High Speed Rail came on top of an additional in-year £3.6 million working capital loan from the DfE.

Accountants forecast a £7.5 million shortfall over the next seven years, and stated that the extra funding needed to be confirmed “before the end of January 2019 in order to support the going concern statement”, according to minutes from a December meeting.

Just this week, the college announced plans to ditch “high speed” from their name as part of a plan to offer a broader range of transport and infrastructure-related courses.


 Welcome to Sam’s Wall! This week I wanted to talk to you about The Launch Project based in Salford Manchester, whose aim it is, is to create a healthier, happier community they cover all Greater Manchester with their events, workshops and poverty support. Founded in 2012 they  provide as many low cost or free events as possible to reduce the financial impact on families and people with low amounts of cash.

The Launch Project collects unsold food from retailers and distributes it to families who are living in poverty, families fleeing domestic violence and various homeless groups in Manchester and Salford. This allows us to support as many vulnerable people as possible in the local community.

The charity continues to go from strength to strength and their family event on 25May should be supported! If you can go, please do!!  If you’re in or around Manchester why not join the fun 11.00 – 14.00 with great food, DJ and family games including a tombola and raffle.  This is all about making new friends and reducing social isolation and loneliness. TICKETS: For tickets please contact the organiser Natalie Jane Lek on 0161 505 0275 Ticket cost per person £3.50. Family ticket £10.00 (family of four).

Transportation can be arranged for anyone with mobility issues (please contact Natalie directly as above). The second event I want to draw your attention to is being held by the amazing multi-award Winning, Inspirational Business Speaker Motivational Queen Zoe Bennett who will be holding a Speaking Masterclass on Saturday, 18 May (9am – 13:00) at Ibis Birmingham New Street Station.

 This masterclass will help any individual who is already a speaker or an aspiring speaker as well as those wanting to speak more confidently within their environment through developing their analysis/reflection skills and techniques that will help them speak with confidence as well as conviction.


* Identify your unique message
* Understanding the benefits of increased confidence
* The power of precision controlled speaking
* Dig deep from within
* Reading your audience
* Identify the barriers
* Self analysis and positive reflection
* Personal Branding analysis
* How to position yourself for paid speaking gigs
* Put your speaking into action

If you’re interested get booking here;

See you next week all and have a good one!


So if you have to buy for your training Provision, we have Wholesale sanitary products. The government will fund sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges in England from the next school year then in all primary schools in England from early 2020. The Government committed to provide access to free sanitary products in England’s secondary schools and colleges in the March 2019 Spring Statement. Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi confirmed 16 April 2019 access to the free products will also be fully-funded by the Department for Education in all primary schools across the country.

Buy in bulk from 41p per pack of 8 or 10 pads including free delivery to UK addresses.


Classroom to rent in Woolwich £100.00 per day details from

Bridgette Pollard


Item By Lindy Jones, from the Funding and Allocations Transformation Programme.

I have been working as a subject matter expert on a project to improve the experience that providers have of viewing and understanding their adult allocations statements. These statements inform providers about the future funding they will receive for delivering training to learners aged 19 and over. The project is part of our Funding and Allocations Transformation Programme. Why we started the project Providers were already accessing their allocations statements through our Manage Your Education and Skills Funding service, but the statements were only available in pdf format. That meant we could not see how people were using them. We wanted to find out if people working in organisations that receive allocations statements from us (such as adult education budget (AEB), advanced learner loan and 16 to 18 traineeships) had needs that weren’t being met. The team carried out research with providers to find out how they use the current information on their adult allocations statement and to understand what information was needed in the future. We built a picture of the different types of users and their differing needs. We discovered that some users simply wanted to see their headline figures quickly.


All from me Steve and from all the team have a great week and keep training

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