Newsletter & Bids 28 2016
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 40 pages. We go out to over 4,000 organisations and decision makers welcome to 9 new readers this week. To get your own copy then e-mail email@example.com.
A well-established training provider in South London is looking for partners to join their supply chain for an SFA Higher/Degree Apprenticeships application. Partners must be already delivering Higher/Degree Apprenticeships but not have their own SFA contract – i.e., doing it under subcontract to a prime. They are particularly interested in organisations that have already started delivering the new Apprenticeship Standards, and/or who are offering apprenticeships in sectors other than Health & Social Care. The application deadline is Tuesday 18 July, so if you are interested please contact Bernard Dainton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07775 761 790 by Tuesday 12th July.
Ofqual has announced that its’ first ever fine to an awarding organisation will be for City & Guilds, over the late issuing of more than 22,000 results.
The qualifications and exams regulator published a notice of intention to impose the £38,000 financial penalty yesterday. Read more at feweek.co.uk/2016/07/06/awarding-giant-faces-38k-ofqual-fine-over-late-issuing-of-over-22000-results/
An Ofqual spokesperson confirmed to FE Week this “would be the first occasion we have fined an awarding organisation if it goes ahead”, under powers granted back in 2012.
The notice stated that 22,229 late results were issued between the middle of March and the end of May last year. It said: “On February 1, 2015, City & Guilds identified an incident that resulted in it becoming aware, on or around February 16 that it could fail to issue results for certain qualifications (including paper-based Functional Skills) in accordance with its published timescales.
“On approximately March 13, City & Guilds first failed to issue results in accordance with its published timescales for these qualifications,” it added. The awarding organisation notified Ofqual on April 17 and “thereafter maintained frequent and effective communications about its management of the incident”, before it was resolved from June 5 and “results thereafter were issued in accordance with published timescales”
Well The Report is out and will have some strange affects read more at http://feweek.co.uk/2016/07/08/choose-academic-or-technical-route-at-16-radical-goverment-plans-reveal/
The report, which will set the scene for the first skills white paper in more than a decade, been worked on by an independent panel led by Lord Sainsbury.
Many within the FE sector will feel a sense of déjà vu. The Labour government’s 14-19 Diplomas, were announced in a white paper in 2005, launched in 2008 and scrapped within a few years. There were 14 lines of learning consisting of qualifications comprising the components “principal learning, generic learning and additional and specialist learning.”
However, this latest attempt will be different says Mr Boles, who blames past attempts at reform for failing “because they lacked real commitment, with governments changing plans before they could have real impact.”
This latest plan states the government ambition is for 16 year-olds to be “presented with two choices: the academic or the technical option” in the form of these 15 routes covering “college-based and employment based (apprenticeship) education”.
A binary “choice” between academic and technical is likely to raise fears of creating a two tier education system, although bridging courses for those over the age of 18 are promised.
The plans include:
– A controversial move to have just one awarding organisation for each of the 15 routes. The report says the government will “put in place only one approved tech level qualification…we intend to grant exclusive licences for the development of these tech levels following a competitive process.”
– An expansion and renaming of the Institute for Apprenticeships, due to be launched in April 2017. New legislation will be needed for it to become the “only body responsible for technical education” and it will be called the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
– Every 16 to 18-year-old on a college based technical education programme will be “entitled” to a “quality work placement”
– Colleges and other training providers could be permitted to deliver traineeships for up to a year (a doubling of the current six month maximum) as part of a ‘transition year’ for 16 to 18-year-olds progressing onto one of the 15 routes
The 15 routes listed within the Skills Plan are as follows:
– Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care
– Business and Administrative
– Catering and Hospitality
– Childcare and Education
– Creative and Design
– Engineering and Manufacturing
– Hair and Beauty
– Health and Science
– Legal, Finance and Accounting
– Protective Services*
– Sales, Marketing and Procurement*
– Social Care*
– Transport and Logistics*
* primarily delivered through apprenticeships.
Post-16 Skills Plan Timeline
– April 2017 : the Institute for Apprenticeships begins operating
– April 2018 : the Institute for Apprenticeships becomes Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
– October 2018 : Procurement begins for new technical qualifications
– February 2019 : Technical qualifications approved for ‘pathfinder’ routes
– September 2019: First teaching of ‘pathfinder’ routes
– September 2020 – September 2022 – Phased teaching of other routes
The Asian Apprentice Awards are now in full flow and the Ambassadors are announced:
Please go to see the full list at http://asianapprenticeshipawards.co.uk/ambassadors/
Lindsay McCurdy and Stewart Segal to name just two, also the full list of Judges so do not forget to get your Nominations for the different categories at http://asianapprenticeshipawards.co.uk/nomination-form/
Line up for Asian apprentice Awards includes several items.
The night will be packed with entertainment including Bhangra group Eternal Taal who have performed on some of the world’s largest stages including Glastonbury Festival, Bollywood and The Graham Norton Show on BBC One. We also have stand-up comedian and comedy festival regular, Patrick Monahan, who has also featured on BBC One and ITV.
Also Entertainment will be followed by a luxurious 4 course meal provided by award winning Asian catering & event specialists, Payal. They’re creative and talented team will plan down to the finest detail and source the finest ingredients to provide us with an unforgettable experience. Their documentary My Big Fat Asian Wedding aired on Channel 4 last year.
Apprenticeships deliver not only for individuals and businesses, they’re also essential to the economy. It’s our belief that young people in apprenticeships and the employers who provide them with opportunities should be both recognised and celebrated. More than two million apprenticeships have already been undertaken and the government is aiming for another three million starts by 2020, including increasing the proportion of apprenticeships taken up by young people from BME backgrounds by 20% and increasing BME employment by 20%. We believe in diversity and equality. The Asian Apprenticeship Awards aims to showcase the range of talent and hard work within the BME group which will be made possible with the contribution of employers and learning providers who share these beliefs. With the expansion of higher and degree apprenticeships there’s more opportunity than ever before for young people, and it’s our ambition that it will become the norm for young people to choose between an apprenticeship or university on an equal basis.
Financial, Legal and Professional Services Employer & Apprentice
Health, Medical and Social Care Employer & Apprentice
Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Employer & Apprentice
Charity, Voluntary Organisations and Public Services Employer & Apprentice
Construction Employer & Apprentice
Engineering and Manufacturing Employer & Apprentice Transport and Logistics
Employer & Apprentice Creative and Digital
Employer & Apprentice
Small Medium Enterprise up to 250 employees
Large Business of the Year 250+ employees
School or Academy of the Year
Learning Provider of the Year
Overall Contribution to Apprenticeships
Asian Apprentice of the Year 2016
|Withdrawn apprenticeship frameworks and their withdrawal date|
Please note this is the new list as of 7th of July.
|Code||Apprenticeship framework name||Date withdrawn for new starts|
|627||Advanced Diagnostics and Management Principles||01-Dec-16|
|586||Advertising and Marketing Communications||01-Dec-16|
|639||Automotive Clay Modelling||01-Dec-16|
|554||Building Energy Management Systems||01-Dec-16|
|559||Building products industry occupations||01-Jun-16|
|581||Business Innovation and Growth||01-Dec-16|
|546||Combined Manufacturing Processes||01-Dec-16|
|619||Contact Centre Operations Management||01-Dec-16|
|493||Costume and Wardrobe||01-Dec-16|
|621||Craft and Technical Roles in Film and Television||01-Dec-16|
|624||Creative Craft Practitioner||01-Dec-16|
|409||Emergency Fire Service Operations||01-Dec-16|
|588||Energy assessment and advice||01-Jun-16|
|604||Engineering Environmental Technologies||01-Dec-16|
|607||Explosives Storage and Maintenance||01-Dec-16|
|553||Extractives and Mineral Processing Occupations||01-Dec-16|
|585||Fashion and Textiles:Technical||01-Dec-16|
|568||Fish Husbandry and Fish Management||01-Dec-16|
|635||Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors Manufacturing||01-Dec-16|
|470||Health Pathology Support||01-Dec-16|
|622||Interactive Design and Development||01-Dec-16|
|629||Jewellery Manufacturing, Silversmithing and Allied Trades||01-Dec-16|
|450||Libraries, Archives, Records and Information Management Services||01-Dec-16|
|549||Local Taxation and Benefits||01-Dec-16|
|411||Mail and Package Distribution||01-Dec-16|
|597||Metal Processing and Allied Operations||01-Dec-16|
|593||Mineral Products Technology||01-Dec-16|
|606||Multi-skilled Vehicle Collision Repair||01-Dec-16|
|424||Polymer Processing Operations||01-Dec-16|
|503||Production of Coatings||01-Dec-16|
|615||Professional Aviation Pilot Practice||01-Dec-16|
|453||Providing mortgage advice||01-Jun-16|
|623||Rail Engineering Overhead Line Construction||01-Dec-16|
|609||Sound Recording, Engineering and Studio Facilities||01-Dec-16|
|618||Sustainable Resource Operations and Management||N/A**|
|576||Wood and Timber Processing and Merchants Industry||01-Dec-16|
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