Newsletter & Bids 02 2017
This week’s newsletter bids, grants and Funds comes to you in conjunction with SLIC Training, this week going out to 3,818 organisations and people who are in the Industry. This week’s Bids Grants and Funds News has some 28 pages.
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Epping Forest College has been rated ‘inadequate’ across-the-board, in an Ofsted report out today that warned of safeguarding failings that emerged through a “large-scale incident” during the inspection. The education watchdog, which inspected the college between November 15 and 18 last year, found that the safeguarding processes and procedures at Epping Forest failed to “ensure that learners aged 14 to 16, vulnerable adult learners and apprentices are safe”. It drew attention to a large-scale incident involving learners, during the inspection.
“The level of aggressive behaviour exhibited by a significant minority of learners during a large-scale incident was of concern and presented a threat to the safety of others,” the report said.
“After a significant length of time, which impacted negatively on lessons, leaders dealt with the incident effectively. “They have plans in place to increase the capacity of the security team to deal more promptly with any future repeat of such poor behaviour, but actions are yet to be implemented.”
The report on the college, which previously had a ‘requires improvement’ rating, also highlighted weaknesses with protecting the youngest group of learners, saying that “leaders have not considered the safety of learners aged 14 to 16 sufficiently, some of whom are vulnerable due to behavioural issues or who speak English as an additional language”.
It concluded that safeguarding arrangements at the college need to be improved “urgently”.
Epping Forest College is a medium-sized college in West Essex on the outskirts of Greater London which had around 3,000 learners over the previous contract year.
Key is your safeguarding Policy Procedure, Action Plan and your staff training, so many people neglect this area.
The Funding for 19+ continuing learners for the 2017 to 2018 academic year
The EFA has written to post-16 institutions with information on the funding of education and training for young people for the next academic year. The letter states that from 2017 to 2018, all students aged 19 who are continuing a programme they began aged 16 to 18, will be funded by EFA instead of SFA.
If your funding for these students currently sits with SFA, we will transfer it to EFA when we calculate allocations for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. The amount transferred will be shown on allocation statements from both agencies. In future years, this funding will be embedded in EFA allocations.
Perry Ingles Regional Account Manager Pearson BTEC and Apprenticeships would like to remind you about the SFA PORTAL & THE DAS: The SFA Course Directory Provider Portal for the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) is currently live. The Portal forms part of the new Digital Apprenticeship Service, serving as the key online search facility for employers to find and select suitable apprenticeships, and apprenticeship providers. Providers who have already successfully qualified onto RoATP are now able to start uploading their apprenticeship course details onto the Portal. The initial deadline for uploading apprenticeship course details is 13th January 2017. This will include an overview of your organisation, as well as a summary of each apprenticeship course offered. Summaries will need to be clear, concise, accurate and persuasive in helping to maximise employer interest, and helping your courses stand out from the competition. Do see this user guide:
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Qualifications in education, training and assessment: revised guidance published
The Education and Training Foundation, working with a variety of sector bodies, has produced revised guidance on the qualifications in education, training and assessment available and relevant for working in the post-16 education and training sector.
With AELP, Ascentis, City and Guilds, Pearson and UCET, we have produced updated guidance on the teaching qualifications for the further education and skills sector.
With City and Guilds, we have produced updated guidance on Assessment and Quality Assurance Qualifications. We have also updated the Minimum Core Guidance, defining the minimum core of teachers’ knowledge, understanding and skills in literacy, language, numeracy and ICT; and, using inclusive approaches to address learners’ needs.Howard Pilott, ETF Head of ITE Development and Advice said,
“With our partners we have revised and reissued these three sets of guidance. We have provided a new single document for each area. In these revisions we have sought to address significant developments in the sector, changes in government policy, and to emphasise areas of effective practice. The changes are not radical, but we do encourage all concerned to work from the most up to date versions of the guidance.” What these changes mean?
Implementation notes re TAQA revisions Existing programmes at date of release of new Guidance
The new Guidance should not affect programmes that were already running at the date of release. Where Awarding Bodies have already approved arrangements for the delivery of programmes which have already started then there is no need for any alteration of delivery. It is not expected that delivery partners will have to change during their delivery of a programme.
Implementation for new programmes.
Plainly Awarding Bodies cannot amend their arrangements immediately and therefore some period of transition is appropriate: local documentation needs to be revised and made available, and quality assurance procedures need to be updated [inter alia]. We would encourage all Awarding Bodies to seek to achieve these changes as quickly as possible but appreciate that a time lag is inevitable. We would therefore have an expectation that all parties would be able to be compliant for new programmes starting from 1 March 2017.
Summary of key changes to the TAQA qualifications guidance
[nb these are not exhaustive and are intended for guidance only]
1] Observations of assessor/QA candidates should be carried out in person
2] Awarding Bodies should accept each other’s TAQA qualifications
3] Recommendations regarding total qualification time [TQT] have been added
4] Clarification that all valid evidence of trainee assessor performance must be assessed by qualified assessors rather than trainee assessors
Implementation notes re Education and Training Qualifications revisions Existing programmes at date of release of new Guidance The new Guidance should not affect programmes that were already running at the date of release. Where Awarding Bodies have already approved arrangements for the delivery of programmes which have already started then there is no need for any alteration of delivery. It is not expected that delivery partners will have to change during their delivery of a programme. Implementation for new programmes. Plainly Awarding Bodies cannot amend their arrangements immediately and therefore some period of transition is appropriate: local documentation needs to be revised and made available, and quality assurance procedures need to be updated [inter alia]. We would encourage all Awarding Bodies to seek to achieve these changes as quickly as possible but appreciate that a time lag is inevitable. We would therefore have an expectation that all parties would be able to be compliant for new programmes starting from 1 March 2017. Summary of key changes to the ITE qualifications document [nb these are not exhaustive and are intended for guidance only] 1] A majority of observations should be carried out in person 2] Teacher trainers are expected to hold teaching qualifications equivalent at least to DET 3] A recommendation regarding total qualification time [TQT] has been added 4] Clarification on what constitutes teaching practice 5] Clarification on Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL] for ITE qualifications 6] The importance of the minimum core is emphasised 7] Weblinks updated
Minimum Core Guidance Defining the minimum core of teachers’ knowledge, understanding and skills in literacy, language, numeracy and ICT Using inclusive approaches to address learners’ needs in line with CIF. The 80 pages can be found at
How to Secure Public Sector Contracts in Leicestershire Free seminar, aimed primarily at small firms and the voluntary/community sector operating in these areas.
How to secure Public Sector Contracts Seminar Awarding body Leicestershire County Council
EST. START DATE: 28/02/2017
EST. END DATE: 28/02/2017
How to Secure Public Sector Contracts – Free Seminar
Leicestershire County Council, Harborough District Council , Leicester City Council and the NHS in conjunction with the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce has organised this free seminar, aimed primarily at small firms and the voluntary/community sector operating in these areas.
Venue: The Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough
Date: 28 February 2017 Time: 8am to 11am
This seminar aims to :
- Focus on public procurement processes and seeks to enable more small organisations to feel empowered about tendering for locally-available work across the county.
- Clarify the process involved, as well as to showcase where the opportunities are to be found – including the support available – and to share some examples of best-practice.
- Clarify some common misconceptions about what the process entails, and to welcome more tenders to help raise quality standards and promote best-value
- Offers an informal opportunity to raise any questions (or concerns) about existing processes, and provides suppliers with an opportunity to ask questions for public buyers to address.
Further information on the event and booking arrangements can be found by clicking the ‘apply online’ link. Should you have any queries please contact Nick Chiochniak on 01246 212533, or email email@example.com Contract Type One off Procurement Process CPV codes Suitable for SME YES
DOCUMENT AVAILABLE UNTIL 28 February 2017, SUBMISSION RETURN BY
28 February 2017 CONTACT DETAILS Nick Chiochniak 01246 212533 firstname.lastname@example.org
The SFA Latest list for Apprentices Frameworks being withdrawn is now out with last dates for registration at:
Investigation reveals how charities have been exploiting supporters
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and British Heart Foundation (BHF) secretly screened millions of their donors so they could target them for more money, a comprehensive ICO investigation has found. The ICO said so-called “wealth screening” was one of three different ways both charities breached the Data Protection Act by failing to handle donors’ personal data consistent with the legislation. More details about what the charities did wrong are on the ICO website. https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/charity-fundraising-practices/
Preparing to deliver apprenticeship end-point assessment Information
If you have decided to be involved in the delivery of apprenticeship end-point assessment, you can access a support package to help you prepare.
The Future Apprenticeship support package consists of a one-day workshop, a one-to-one action planning call, and a series of resources on specific topics. The workshops will take place in January and February for leaders and managers from all interested organisations.
More information is available on the Education & Training Foundation website.
Future Apprenticeships is funded by the Department for Education and commissioned by the Education & Training Foundation. Any queries, please contact Zoe Bolger
“Explore the future of Functional Skills with EM Skills”
We are holding a Functional Skills event in Derby on Thursday 25th May 2017.
The aim of this event is to explore the new Functional Skills criteria and the changes to assessment that awarding organisations are implementing by September 2017.
Who should come? This event will bring together tutors, coordinators and managers to network and share their expertise, experiences and successes in developing and delivering new Functional Skills.
Location: The Riverside Centre, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8HY
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
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Looking to upskill your Functional Skills teachers or tutors? Want to enrol yourself on one of our training courses? We deliver…
* Level 3 Awards in English for Literacy and Language Teaching
* Level 3 Awards in Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching
* Level 3 / Level 4 Award in Education and Training
* Level 3 Awards and Certificates in Assessment
* Level 3 Certificates in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
* Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work
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