Newsletter & Bids 24 2017

 In bids

Dear Members



This week’s newsletter bids, grants and Funds come to you in conjunction with our sponsors London Based Manley Summers Training. 

This week we have 43 pages going out to 3,662 organisations and people who are in the Industry! Following a number of emails, we also have a Health & Social Care section from page 36, which will be developed further in future newsletters.

Please note many of you are not clicking on the link for the bids grants and funds above and may miss some opportunities.


We are requesting all SFA-funded learning providers to register on the service, including all colleges, independent training providers, adult education, local authority and third sector learning providers which are SFA-funded.  The SIR Data Insights service collects workforce data from across the FE sector in England in order to inform government policy and provide data for sector bodies. In return for contributing data, sector providers have access to powerful management dashboards and benchmark data comparisons.
To check if your organisation is already registered on the SIR Data Insights service:
Visit the SIR Data Insights website
Enter your UKPRN or organisation name and hit next
If there is already an account for your organisation, you will be given details; please contact your colleagues mentioned on the page or a member of our support team
If your organisation is not already registered, please register on the website.
Once registered, you will be able to access national dashboards and will receive updates about the upcoming submission window from 1st August to 31st October 2017.
If you have any queries, please contact our friendly help desk service either by email on or by phone on 0345 833 9040.Show less


The new Asian Apprenticeship Awards website is live! Go check it out and get nominating!! I am very pleased and proud to be involved with this great event.

Dr Neil Bentley CEO of World Skills UK & an Ambassador for Asian Apprenticeship Awards

One of the Keynote Speakers is Charlie Mullins, Managing Director and Founder of Pimlico Plumbers


I have posts for National Head of Delivery Apprenticeship Division

4 Health and Social Care Assessor / Trainers National Locations Freelance must be up to level 4

2 Childcare Assessor / Trainers National Locations Freelance must be up to Level 3

2 Management / Team Leading / Customer Services Assessor / Trainers National Locations Freelance must be up to level 4

CV with Location and Type of Post being applied for to


Re: Ofsted Inspection – Urban Futures London Ltd. Steve Delaney Chief Executive

I am pleased to announce that Urban Futures has received a Grade 2 Good provider at our recent Ofsted inspection between the 9th and 11th May 2017. This is an improvement on our inspection of June 2015 and represents some considerable investment in time and effort by all our training staff over the 2 year period between inspections. I would like to particularly thank Anita Garrard our Head of Quality & Training who has led the team on the major improvements in our service, and all the frontline staff who have contributed to the change management processes we have enacted. This grading is evidence that we are heading in the right direction in respect of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship provision and is a vindication of the service offers we provide particularly at Stansted Airport. We will continue to focus on further improvements over the coming year as we aim for a Grade 1 Outstanding. Huge thanks to all involved.


The full report can be accessed via the Ofsted website over the coming days.


Please note the following requirements will mean additional information required by your insurer.  The Employers’ Liability Tracing Office (ELTO). ELTO has replaced the previous voluntary Employers’ Liability Code of Practice (ELCOP) tracing service, which was in place since 1999 and helped around 20,000 claimants trace the Employers’ Liability (EL) insurer to pursue a claim.

Employer’s Liability Tracing Office (ELTO)

Extra information we need.  The government’s new Employer’s Liability Tracing Office (ELTO) requires the insurer to collect information about any business insured for UK employer’s liability insurance


Employers’ liability: You must provide us with the following information for each entity insured under this section of the policy:

  1. Employer name; and 2. Full address of employer including postcode; and 3. HMRC Employer Reference Number (ERN).


If any insured entity does not have an ERN, you must provide us with one of the following reasons:

  1. the entity has no employees; or
  2. all staff employed earn below the current Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Threshold; or c. the entity is not registered in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.


You must inform us immediately of any changes to the above information. This information is required by us to enable compliance with mandatory regulatory requirements for Employers’ liability insurance


Your policy details will be added to the Employers Liability Database, managed by the Employers Liability Tracing Office (ELTO). This data will be available for search by registered users as well as individual claimants on a limited basis, who wish to verify the Employers’ liability insurer of an employer at a particular point in time.  You can find out more: From your insurance adviser (if you have one); or by contacting your insurer; or at


When implemented correctly, the security controls outlined should prevent 80% of cyber-attacks.  With the recent cyber-attack hitting the NHS, this topic is more prevalent than ever and one which shouldn’t be ignored by either small or large organisations.

How is Cyber Essentials implemented? There are two different levels of badge that your company can apply for:

Cyber Essentials: the standard Cyber Essentials certification is a self-assessment questionnaire and is reviewed externally.


Cyber Essentials Plus: this includes all the assessment for the Cyber Essentials certification but system tests are carried out by an external certifying body. Any organisation, no matter the size, can download the Cyber Essentials documents and use them to put essential security controls in place via the self-assessment.


Why do you need it? Having the Cyber Essentials badge not only protects your organisation against 80% of cyber-attacks, it demonstrates to your customers and supply chain that you have considered security controls and are working in a safe and secure environment. It also means that you can bid for important government contracts, as the Cyber Essentials certification is likely to become mandatory.


Why is it important when bidding for public sector contracts?

From as early as 2014, the Government issued a mandate stating that all suppliers must comply with the new Cyber Essentials controls if bidding for some government contracts; this was mainly seen in contracts which involved handling sensitive information and technical services. The Ministry of Defence implemented this from 2016 for all suppliers, but Cyber Essentials is now a lot more common across the board for all contracts.


Opus Training Recruitment is a specialist Work-Based Learning, Training, and Education recruitment business who specialise in recruiting top-level professionals from within the industry.
Covering the whole of the UK, we believe that no job is unfillable and with our team of talented, time-served recruiters we will ensure that we liaise with you to understand any requirements you have fully, along with an understanding of your company culture, value and ethics to ensure that only suitable candidates are put in front of you.
As a special offer to readers of this newsletter, if you do have any vacancies you would like us to take a look at, please quote ‘Steve Lawrence’ and we will offer you terms for permanent FT placements at 10% (if contacted before the end of June 2017). We can also cover any contract, temp, or hourly paid roles you may be looking to fill.
Please contact Rob Harvey on 01785 719638 or today to discuss how he can add more value to your recruitment process


Is your business INVESTMENT READY? Could you be doing more to maximise its GROWTH POTENTIAL

Ssssh! We’re keeping this between the few of us for now – Gateway2Enterprise has partnered with some of the UK’s most talented digital specialists to soft-launch our new sister company, Gateway2Digital, giving you access to their expertise when and where you need them, to make your business investment ready and boost its growth potential.

It is exciting times for us since becoming a Virgin#VOOM Finalist 2016 with a new Team and software and NOW it just keeps getting better for us and for you. We have a new CTD joining us direct from SA Cameron Smith and this month Jonathan Guy from AWARD WINNING Aqueous SEO Agency takes over our SEO.

For a FREE consultation with our Content Strategist, Copywriters or Email Marketers, SEO Specialist, Web Design & Developer, Google AdWords/PPC Expert, Facebook and Social Media Advertising Champion, Videographer or LinkedIn Trainer, SEO, and there is more to come… with our New DIGITAL ACADEMY launching Sep 2017 to discover our incredible Lead Generation options or for a FREE 30-day trial of our flagship customer information gathering software GENIUS, simply contact us today.  Visit us at, email or look through our brochure (by clicking the link below). We’re here when you’re ready to grow. We are human and know that when you start out you don’t have the data to support generating leads so let us do it for you!
Book a FREE Consultation Now for the Summer 2017 – quote HOT2017 and you also receive the 30-day free trial Genius software for digital marketing data.


The creation of one of the largest colleges in the country in Nottingham has finally happened – 10 months after the merger was supposed to complete.

The legal coming together of New College Nottingham, rated ‘good’ by Ofsted in January, and Central College Nottingham, which also recently received a grade two from the inspectorate, was confirmed in a joint statement on June 8. The new body is called Nottingham College, and is set to be one of the largest colleges in the country. Read more at


We have room for two more ATA applications and four Matrix Inspection Applications.

Monday I will be at the London for providers based in London and the South East for ESFA at the Amba Hotel Marble Arch, Bryanston St, Marylebone, London, W1H 7EH


Tip of the week I: Two courses for two people at Jamie’s Italian for £29. Details


Tip of the week 2: Three nights’ hotel stay and tickets for Warwick castle from £79. Details


Tip of the Week 3: Four star break in Sardinia from £79. Details
Keep training from me Steve and all the Team at EEVT, see you also on social media  in Groups EEVT Limited or  on Facebook


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