Newsletter & Bids 13 2016
A very Happy Easter holiday to you all also welcome to new members this week. Many thanks for this week’s Bids, Grants and Funds from EEVT Ltd (EEVT) and SLIC International Ltd. This week’s bids attachment has some 37 pages this week. and we go out to over 4,000 organisations and decision makers. To get your copy e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
EDUCATION TO EMPLOYMENT CONFERENCE
Please take a look at this webpage and book your place at this free conference.
Many important areas are covered including:
- have the opportunity to network with colleagues, key industry figures and experts in the field
- hear practical examples from other providers and employers relating to the new assessment requirements and how to embed these into your delivery models
- share best practice, tools and ideas with peers to support your learners and to help shape your organisation’s systems and processes
- gain a clear understanding of the new apprenticeship proposals and the implications around delivery
- understand how funding changes will impact curriculum models and design
- hear how we are working with schools and IAG to promote apprenticeships
- receive guidance and tailored support in vocational and apprenticeship pathways to help your learners progress onto further education or into employment.
Prevista intend to tender for the recently commissioned DWP Employment Support for Older Workers tender which has just been commissioned in London. The provision is voluntary and will focus on a package of tailored support to address worklessness of unemployed individuals who are aged 50+. The provision will engage with the individual, identify and address barriers to work, using a range of specialist support/provision to move the Participant into sustained work at the earliest opportunity.
If you have the relevant experience and expertise to support this provision in London we would like you to respond and return the attached EOI by email to email@example.com by midday Friday 8th April.
The Peer MEET up for Training Providers on Thursday was GREAT many of our member’s and some new ones. We had a look at the future of Training a look at the Landscape for the next 18 months for Training Providers, Ideas, thoughts and Questions and ways of working Together. Also we had Perry Ingles from Pearson’s Edexcel. A Video message with Paul Champion CEO from Profound Group about the National Apprentices Company was very interesting. Mike Ashley looked at the common inspection framework and Ofsted. Also on hand was the team from Enrola, and Saf Ali from the Pathways group gave an insight into the Peer Meet Up for Training Providers.
Our Hosts: Oasis Care & Training Agency had a CQC inspection the same day and passed with flying colours and indeed made us so welcome and the food was excellent. We have another meeting in April and indeed please send through details if you would like to attend we have so far 30 booked. So e-mail me at Steve@eevt.org. Also see #peermeetup
Also a great PowerPoint show can be found on the website on how the Employers levy will work.
Funding: Funding4training are looking for high quality subcontractors that require additional 16-18 traineeship or adult apprenticeship funding.
- Must have been trading for 3 years+
- Must hold existing subcontracts with prime providers and be able to evidence above average success and timely rates
- Must be on ROTO
- Must have a turnover north of 500k
- Must have Matrix or be working towards
- Must not deliver any health and social care provision
Funding4training are looking for prime providers looking to sell and organisations/people that maybe interested in buying prime providers.
Funding4training are looking to fill three job roles and require CV’s ASAP.
Director of Apprenticeships (Greater Manchester) Salary 65-80k
Head of Sales (Northeast) Salary 60k plus commission (field based)
Director of Operations (training and skills, Northeast) Salary 60k
For more information on any of the above please contact:
Benn Carson Director of Sales and Business Development
Kind regards, Benn Carson Director of Sales and Business Development
This week more News from the SFA on AGE Grants and the changes from the 1st of April also this week they sent out news on Thursday to colleges and training providers their eagerly anticipated funding allocations for next year.
As outlined in the Skills Funding letter for 2016-17, the new Adult Education Budget is to be kept for the next four years at £1.5bn, allowing for the SFA to end the cycle of annual cuts. Priority areas such as apprenticeships and traineeships see automatic provider allocation increases and advanced learner loan facilities, which will be also available for 19 to 23-year-olds for the first time next year, also automatically increase.
The SFA statement to providers reads: “We have now issued provider allocations for the 2016/17 funding year, which includes:
– Maintaining contract values at 2015/2016 (as at January 2016) for the newly formed adult education budget
– 19% increase on delivery over the 12 months from December 2014 to November 2015 for 19+ apprenticeships allocations
– 3% increase on delivery over the 12 months from December 2014 to November 2015 for 16-18 apprenticeship allocations
– 24% increase on delivery over the 12 months from December 2014 to November 2015 for SFA-funded 16-18 traineeship allocations
– 29% increase on advanced learner loan facilities, from current commitments
Also The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has launched a long-awaited consultation into introducing maintenance loans for learners in FE.
The consultation, which closes on June 16, is around the premise of introducing loans for FE learners aged 19 and above at levels 4 to 6. The aim of introducing the loans, the consultation document states, is to increase take-up of technical and professional learning, particularly at National Colleges and Institutes of Technology.
College Mergers this week announcements
Hackney Community College and Tower Hamlets College have today confirmed that they will merge from August this year.
Also City College Brighton & Hove and neighbouring Northbrook College have announced plans to merge into a new Regional Institute of Arts & Technology.
Not yet merged but looking at it are Cash-strapped Carlisle College has been in talks with a view to join the Newcastle College Group (NCG).
A spokesperson said the merger proposal had been put forward to strengthen and further develop Carlisle College’s provision and meet the needs of the local community at a time when small colleges are facing “challenges in a difficult funding environment”
New Awarding body
Proskills UK Group is very pleased to announce its newest subsidiary, a brand new Awarding Organisation with a difference: Occupational Awards Ltd (OAL) has issued the first batch of certificates for learners of its first approved centre, Didac Ltd.
5E is looking join partnerships in West London for DWP-ESF 50+ fund
5E Ltd is a private limited company and social enterprise with the LSIS BEACON Award, established in 1998 under the five principles of education, employment, empowerment, equality and enterprise. We provide accredited and non-accredited training, employability skills, job search and employment related services in the boroughs of Haringey, Enfield, Barnet, Brent and Redbridge. With16 years’ experience and delivery across 7 delivery centres in North, North East and East London with dedicated employment ICT suites we achieved success in a timely fashion. We have a £2.5m direct contract with SFA (ASB, Traineeships 16-23 and 24+ Advanced Learning Loans), experience of ESF co-financed contracts (direct with SFA, London Councils and LDA), experience working with JCPs (benefit cap training in Haringey and Enfield for JCP Refresh Contract, subcontracted with A4e Ltd), and links with over 500+ employers and local NCS providers. On an annual basis, 5E supports approx. 6000 learners with 3000 supported with employment related training. We have a qualification success rate of 85% with an average 50% into sustained employment. We currently deliver Apprenticeships, workplace learning and classroom based learning and Traineeships 16-18 and 19-23. We run the 24+ Advanced Learning Loans project, SSU, SSR and SSW. We are subcontracted to deliver the Work Programme from our primes Ingeus and Maximus and have dealt with SFA ASB delivery subcontracted through three major FE colleges (over £2m subcontracts – largest ESOL, functional skills, basic skills provider).Our staff/employment team are qualified with 80% IAG Level 3, 20% IAG Level 4, 90% PTTLS and 40% with/working toward DTTLS qualifications. Our dedicated in-work support and rapid response team ensures our learners stay motivated throughout their journey. We are unique in delivering a niche market of professional IT vendor qualifications with full academy status (Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Juniper, and Citrix). We are a certified Microsoft Gold Partner and Business Partner, are Matrix accredited and have the prestigious IIP Gold Standard (Investors in People). We are also a Prometric and VUE Test Centre.
Our prominent partnerships as end-to-end delivery partner include:
Ingeus UK – Work Programme
Maximus UK – Work Programme
Seetec – SSU & SSR (Completed in Jul’15)
Manley Summers – SSW (Completed in Jul’15)
Barnet & Southgate College – ASB
Westminister Kingsway College – Mandated ESOL (Completed in Jul’15)
A4E – Support Contract& Benefit Cap (Completed in Dec’14)
Ravi Ganti 5E Ltd Selby Centre I Selby Road I London N17 8JL Mob: 07553666465
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