Newsletter & Bids 07 2017

 In bids

Dear Members


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 33 pages.


Ok I should be out of the house back out and about this week coming so I hope to be in London on Thursday.  Great Rugby six nations weekend what can I say action packed and looks like a great contest.


So let’s start off with some items:


Ok we have a client looking for a training provider to acquire with direct SFA Advanced Learning Loan contract. The Provider can be based anywhere in England and must be keen on exchanging contracts within the next 6 weeks. Please contact me


A company with a long history has become available the company was registered in February 1985. The owner has now taken semi-retirement the company has accreditation with Pearson’s no debts paperwork for the past 8 years. Offers over £500.00 to


Also looking for IQA for Health and Social Care and Childcare for Freelance work London and Home Counties.


The following company would like you to know the London School of Global Education (LSGE) with the proposal for SFA and ESF funded training and apprenticeships delivery in Essex.


LSGE is actively seeking for a partner organisation who is currently accepting subcontracts and is interested in expanding their business and services.  LSGE desperate to find a lead provider that is interested in expanding their services in London and Essex area.  For instance, we have 20 apprenticeships ready to join us immediately on Level 2 EAL Rail Engineering Track Maintenence programme and 30 learners for SFA 19+ Advance Learner Loan.


LSGE is a fast growing training organisation. We have the opportunity and capacity to recruit a good number of quality learners as we are just next to the Stratford Station and the Westfields. Currently, we have 300 active learners, and for this year, we are planning to have 60 Apprenticeships, 80 learners for Advanced Learner Loan, 40 for OLASS and around 30 learners for ESOL (English). Please contact and subject line Rezaul Hai Chief Executive.


Free Pearson apprenticeship webinar: end point assessment – from theory into practice
The next webinar in the Pearson series covers one of the biggest changes in the new Apprenticeships; end point assessment (EPA). It will be held on Thursday 2 March 2017 from 4.00pm – 5.00pm (we have another running on Thursday 23 February 2017 but this is now full). Our expert speakers will provide you with an overview of EPA, what is involved, and some specific examples of standards and assessment models to enable you to continue to deliver apprenticeships with confidence. We’ll also cover Pearson’s role as a registered assessment organisation for EPA and the steps we’re taking to make the new assessment process as seamless as possible for our customers. You can register for the webinar here.



Plias Resettlement is recruiting for an Employment Adviser/Caseworker [Salary dependent on skills and experience, London, full time]. They are looking for an individual who is performance focussed and target driven who will support women ex-offenders into employment. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and assertive practitioner, well-equipped to provide support for marginalised individuals over the phone, via email and in person and develop a robust and effective case management service of supporting people into work. The closing date for applications is 17th February. To apply for this role, please via email or call 0208 838 6800.


Helping people help themselves: Our Skills & Opportunities Fund is one of the many ways we’re contributing to the communities we live and work in. In 2016, we gave away a total of £2.5m across the Group to fund projects in charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland, and we have allocated a further £2.5m to be split across two rounds in 2017.

Our focus for this funding is to support organisations that help people in disadvantaged communities to develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves, specifically in the areas of financial capability and enterprise. We believe that helping people gain such skills and access opportunities to learn can help turn their lives around and build better communities for everyone; when we build stronger communities, we all grow.

We want to support as many people and organisations as possible. So, even if your project doesn’t make the shortlist, we may still be able to offer our skills and expertise to help you get your project off the ground. To be eligible for this type of support, make sure your project meets the regional priorities and the set criteria before you apply; where we believe we can add value and your project has particular merit – we will contact you.

Supporting local communities

We’ve split the country into seven regions, each with its own decision making board, in order to distribute our Skills & Opportunities Fund. Although all regions will be looking to fund projects that enable people to help themselves, each will have differing priorities that recognise regional differences. Prior to applying for funding, you must look at your region’s priorities by clicking on the links below, and make sure your application complies with the requirements otherwise your application may not be eligible and may get rejected. Grants up to a maximum of £35,000 can be applied for.


Ofsted watch: No overall-improvement recognised in tough week for FE

A major adult and community learning provider has fallen to ‘inadequate’, in a week of reports on FE and skills providers that either returned the same or a lesser overall grade. Essex County Council was found to have serious problems with the teaching of English and maths, as well as having insufficient safeguarding arrangements in a report published Monday (February 6) but based on an inspection carried out in December.

The 12,000-learner provider had been rated as ‘requires improvement’ following its previous inspection in 2014 – down from an earlier outstanding grade in 2009.

The inadequate-overall report noted that council leaders had “taken the decision to end the provider’s provision of 16 to 19 study programmes” as a result of poor performance.

A report on inspectors’ first monitoring visit to The Wiltshire Council following its inadequate rating in December was also published this week.

It noted that the council has decided to end its apprenticeship provision from March, but had not yet developed a strategic plan for its adult learning programmes.

Meanwhile, SEEVIC College been awarded a grade three for the third inspection in a row, in a report published Thursday (February 9) and based on a December visit.

Leaders at the 3,200-learner general FE college were criticised for having “not tackled effectively the most significant areas for improvement identified at the previous two inspections”.

Inspectors found that achievement rates on “too many courses” had declined, and that “too few” apprentices or learners from disadvantaged backgrounds achieved their qualifications.

Read more on this important item at



Tip of the week I: Get a free KFC coffee, tea or hot chocolate every day until 26th February. Details


Tip of the week 2: A list of Valentine’s Day deals. Details


Tip of the Week 3: A three night break in Prague with tours and return flights is £179pp. Details


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