Newsletter & Bids 22 2016

 In bids

Dear Members


Many thanks for this week’s Bids, Grants and Funds from EEVT Ltd (EEVT) and also to SLIC International Ltd. This week’s bids attachment has some 49 pages.  We go out to over 4,000 organisations and decision makers welcome to 14 new readers this week. So to get your copy then e-mail


What’s on the Agenda for the Peer Meet up on the 2nd of June?

Well I will be announcing the New Directory of Training Providers and how that will work in terms of you having business like you do as a Sub Contractor or Prime.
Also 32 organisations have gained either apprenticeships or 24 Plus loans contracts at our last two meetings. Speakers confirmed for Peer Meet Up for Training Providers Free Event on 2nd of June at Leyton London

Richard Alberg Chief Executive at MWS Technology / Chair of North Hertfordshire College Alastair Bateman Resurgo Chief Operating Officer

Myles Webb Not Going to Uni

Saf Ali Pathway Group CEO and Co-Founder

Steve Lawrence EEVT MD

Nathan Damson Director Cultural Capital our Hosts for the Day

ICQ Awarding Body Sponsor’s for the day

10.00 For 10.30 starts until 2.30 Free Event Book your place for Lunch at
Also map with Directions
ENROLA will be at the Event and a representative from Pearson’s.


The review of Functional skills has started have your say.

The practitioner/provider survey is live and will run until 24th June.
The areas under consultation are:
* The role of digital skills and technology
* The structure and size of qualifications
* Distinction between levels
* Motivation for learners
* CPD requirements
The 100th response will receive £20 in amazon vouchers!

Click HERE ( to take part.

Further activities will take place over the next few weeks, culminating in the Standards, subject content and final report being delivered to the Foundation at the end of August 2016. The Foundation will then take forward the next phase of the Reform Programme, which will focus on new core curricula and building on training materials and CPD for teachers and trainers.

As we start to move towards new reformed Functional Skills and new Apprenticeship Standards, we would like to get your views on the resources you will need to help you deliver, English and maths, now and in the future. Please complete the survey to help us inform our partners. Click here (


A team comprised of Weston College students and the staff,  have won a Royal Horticulture Society silver medal for bringing a local gardener’s designs to life.

Students within Foundation Learning courses at Weston College have worked with award-winning gardener Mark Walker since the start of the year to create a garden based on designs from Mark’s book ‘The Woodcutter’s Story’.


The ambitious project was led by Pete Lane, a Lecturer in Horticulture working with NEET students at the College, and exhibited at the Malvern Spring Festival.  Pete said: “It was fantastic for the students’ effort and enthusiasm to be rewarded with a silver medal, but the project is far from over. “The next step is to bring the garden back to the College’s South West Skills Campus, where it will be reconstructed and stay as a permanent installation for College students and staff to enjoy.”

The students played a vital role in propagating the plants and helping to construct the ‘woodcutter’s cottage’, learning vocational skills such as wood craft, logistics and horticulture; while also learning about teamwork, communication and planning. The project inspired the students, who have previously found education challenging, and has helped them overcome many of their learning barriers.

Sam Mayhew, Weston College’s Head of Faculty for Image and Inclusive Practice, said: “We are so proud of the way the students represented the College through this innovative external project with a fantastic result.”  The silver medal was presented to the team by the RHS Ambassador Mary Berry at the festival, which this year attracted over 90,000 visitors.  The project was also supported by a number of local companies who donated timber, tools and expertise to the development. These include Fountain Forestry, Brandon Tool Hire and Badman & Badman Joinery Ltd.
Ok what’s going on? The SFA sent out a message here’s the full list of Apprentice Frameworks which will stop in December 2016.

Code                           Framework Name

627                         Advanced Diagnostics and Management Principles

586                         Advertising and Marketing Communications

598                         Animal Technology

639                         Automotive Clay Modelling

590                         Banking

452                         Bookkeeping

610                         Broadcast Production

554                         Building Energy Management Systems

581                         Business Innovation and Growth

469                         Ceramics Manufacturing

546                         Combined Manufacturing Processes

415                         Commercial Moving

619                         Contact Centre Operations Management

493                         Costume and Wardrobe

621                         Craft and Technical Roles in Film and Television

624                         Creative Craft Practitioner

614                         Criminal Investigation

409                         Emergency Fire Service Operations

564                         Engineering Construction

604                         Engineering Environmental Technologies

552                         Enterprise

607                         Explosives Storage and Maintenance

577                         Express Logistics

553                         Extractives and Mineral Processing Occupations

585                         Fashion and Textiles: Technical

530                         Fencing

568                         Fish Husbandry and Fish Management

557                         Fundraising

635                         Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors Manufacturing

567                         Health Informatics

470                         Health Pathology Support

611                         Information Security

589                         Insurance

603                         Intelligence Analysis

622                         Interactive Design and Development

629                         Jewellery Manufacturing, Silversmithing and Allied Trades

592                         Learning Support

601                         Legal Advice

450                         Libraries, Archives, Records and Information Management Services

549                         Local Taxation and Benefits

571                         Locksmithing

411                         Mail and Package Distribution

597                         Metal Processing and Allied Operations

593                         Mineral Products Technology

606                         Multi-skilled Vehicle Collision Repair

496                         Music Business

426                         Nuclear Working

451                         Payroll

424                         Polymer Processing Operations

638                         Procurement

503                         Production of Coatings

615                         Professional Aviation Pilot Practice

572                         Public Relations

623                         Rail Engineering Overhead Line Construction

608                         Retail Management

609                         Sound Recording, Engineering and Studio Facilities

510                         Spa Therapy

618                         Sustainable Resource Operations and Management

558                         Volunteer Management

576                         Wood and Timber Processing and Merchants Industry

This follows on from the others that will stop in August.


Also Lord Sugar will be doing his best with his new job Lord Sugar has accepted a second “enterprise tsar” role to encourage more young people onto apprenticeships — but this time under a Conservative government.  The wealthy entrepreneur and television star was knighted in 2000 and served as the previous Labour government’s enterprise champion in 2009, under then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown.



Tip of the week I: Stay for 2 nights in North Yorkshire for £89. Deal includes breakfast. Details

Tip of the week 2: Travel by National Express coach for £1 in June. Details

Tip of the week 3: Receive a ‘free’ gift with Ikea purchases from 30th May. Details


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