Newsletter & Bids 33 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.  We go out to some 3, 601 organisations or people within the Training and Development Industry. This week we have more than 51 pages of bids Grants and Funds news.


Some crazy things going on must be Summer Madness but that is to be expected let us try and bring some serious items to your attention.


A training Company has 20 Students desks these are Free very good condition South East London. Email me


Companies for sale all the following companies are on the DWP / DPS Framework 

CIC is on ROTO -EST 2012- Price 100k

CIC is on ROTA & ROTAP EST 2105 –Price 50k

Recruitment Company Limited EST 2014- Price 70k

All Accounts filed with Companies house for the above all HMRC Up to date.  

 Next Companies are the following

ROTO and ROATP West London £100,000

London Home Counties ROTO and ROATP £280,000

A Sussex Kent Borders ROTAP and ROTO POA

A London Based Training Organisation £1. 8 Million


Are you thinking of becoming an end-point assessor for apprenticeships? The Education & Training Foundation are hosting 3 events to help kick-start your preparations and professional development:
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 (Manchester)
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 (Birmingham)
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 (London)
These events will help you understand what makes a good end-point assessor and will feature sessions that develop your skills and build your knowledge of end-point assessment methods and practices. You will also have the chance to meet Apprenticeship Assessment Organisations and understand their requirements.
To find out more and book a place, visit the Education & Training Foundation website.


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), The GDPR, is now due to come into force on 25th May 2018, is the biggest change to the management and processing of personal data since the Data Protection Act 1998. You know the changes are on the way. Are you ready?


GapCap are a fast and flexible Selective Invoice Financing company, innovating in the factoring space. They help businesses grow by enabling them to quickly release cash tied up in unpaid invoices. There are no tie-in contracts and businesses can pick and choose invoices they wish to finance as and when they need to.

The alternative tertiary education space is growing rapidly, with trainee and apprenticeships becoming a popular choice over a university degree. However some of these companies are finding it increasingly difficult to manage their cashflow when the ESFA are slow to pay their invoices. This means programmes are being cut resulting in them not being able to facilitate as many students as they’d like to.
GapCap have partnered with some of the training providers who have contracts with the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Providing these companies with cash flow upfront as soon as the invoice is raised, means the financial pressure is taken away. This allows these companies to keep enrolling more students on their training programme. Find out more about GapCap here:



The winning project will be revealed at a special event at City Hall on October 18th where the prizes will be awarded by Deputy Mayor James Murray. The overall winner will receive £30000, the second placed £20000 and the third placed £10000.

Organisers received over 30 applications for the awards and a judging panel had to choose just six. The six projects were visited by a member of the panel and the winner and runners up will be announced from the final three of (in alphabetical order):

  • Network Homes & New Horizon Youth Centre: Project Vista
    • Prisoners Abroad Resettlement Service
    • Southwark Council’s Homelessness Trailblazer Pilot

Simon Dow is the Chair of the judging panel London Homelessness Awards. He said: “The final six are all excellent projects and we struggled as a panel to agree the three winners. This shows yet again what an excellent job organisations across the capital are doing to help people who are homeless. All these projects show real innovation, sustainability and commitment to help reduce homelessness in London.”

The London Homelessness Awards are sponsored by the London Housing Foundation, London Housing Directors, GLA, Crisis, Shelter and Savills.

Three further projects were commended by the judging panel:

  • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families: Early Years Mental Health Support for Homeless Families
    • Evolve Housing + Support: CR Zero 2020
    • women@thewell: Outreach support to women whose lives are affected by prostitution.

More details about each of the projects is available below and on the website


So yes £100,000 could have been given out to 10 Providers in ASB funds but no this is how they wasted it. More than a million pounds of public money has been spent on mergers that subsequently collapsed, FE Week analysis has revealed.

Details of the area review transition grants awarded to general FE and sixth form colleges to date were finally published by the Department for Education today, after FE Week repeatedly pushed for the information over the last 10 months.

Analysis of the payments showed that of the £5.6 million awarded so far, almost £1.04 million was specifically meant to support 11 mergers that since failed or significantly changed.

 A total of 84 grants have been made to 50 FE colleges, 33 sixth form colleges and one specialist designated institution.

 According to government guidance published last year, the grants were “to ensure providers can access the best change-management skills, and have the capacity to make the changes at the pace required”.

 The size of the payments varied depending on the scale of planned changes – with mergers involving more than two institutions, or two institutions with a combined turnover of more than £25 million, attracting higher sums.

It’s not clear whether colleges with failed mergers will have to repay the cash; FE Week put the question to the DFE, but did not receive an answer before publication. See More at


The Asian Apprentices Awards are not far away:   Any nominated in categories 1-8 will automatically be nominated for the main award of the night, Apprentice of the Year. Do you have anyone you can think of in the following category areas?

Nomination Categories:

  1. Financial, Legal and Professional Services (Employer/Apprentice)
  2. Health, Medical and Social Care (Employer/Apprentice)
  3. Retail, Hospitality and Tourism (Employer/Apprentice)
  4. Charity, Voluntary Organisations and Public Services (Employer/Apprentice)
  5. Construction (Employer/Apprentice)
  6. Engineering and Manufacturing (Employer/Apprentice)
  7. Creative and Digital (Employer/Apprentice)
  8. Transport and Logistics (Employer/Apprentice)
  9. Small Medium Enterprise up to 250 employees
  10. Large Business of the Year 250+ employees
  11. School or Academy of the Year
  12. Learning Provider of the Year

Apprentices nominated in categories 1-8 will automatically be nominated for the main award of the night, Apprentice of the Year.
Employers and Learning Providers shortlisted from categories 1-8 will be automatically entered into their respective overall winning categories.


Employer Nominations

 Apprentice Nominations

Learning Provider Nominations

School or Academy Nominations


Wednesday 15th November 2017, 10am – 4pm Canterbury Campus, University of Kent

The University of Kent’s 2017 HR Conference is set to raise some interesting ideas around innovative recruitment and retention practices as we explore individual and team motivation.

Now in its third year, the event will once again encourage attendees to interact throughout, with stimulating presentations, practical sessions and networking.

Feedback from previous delegates has highlighted the value of combining speakers from academic and business disciplines and therefore this year’s event will welcome experts from the University’s School of Psychology and School of Sport and Exercise Sciences alongside speakers from award winning businesses based in Kent.

This conference will be of particular interest to HR professionals and small business owners.

£99 per person Refreshments and lunch will be provided  Book Online

For more information please contact Jackie Fotheringham on

01227 824 804 or at

The event is kindly sponsored by Caliper UK.


Pearson’s New Apprenticeships Page

We make it easy to create, deliver and grow first-class apprenticeship programmes. Pearson apprenticeships provide outstanding assessment quality, reliability and flexibility across a wide range of sectors.


Working in partnership with you

Choose Pearson to be your trusted guide on your apprenticeship development journey. We’ll help you select the right candidates, qualifications and programme to invest in, as well as offering a wealth of on-programme help and support for providers and learners. At Pearson we have a wide range of new apprenticeships available. From hospitality to engineering to rail design and customer service, our apprenticeships are boosting employment, nurturing talent and producing skilled workers in multiple sectors.


Ok I am aware now of some 7 organisations that are appealing their ASB bids.

Also we have the crazy Non Digital Apprentice  bid where you had to be doing over £100,00 to be on it or a new company but around for three months. Now you must be doing over £200,000 in year 2015 to 2016, which means the people who had to be in for three months cannot go for it and about 150 companies cannot go for it as they fall under by the format of the ESFA.

  • They said we will not change the spreadsheet then one week later they change it.
  • They refuse to tell us how many starts there were in April yet we are required to do so.
  • More than a million pounds of public money has been spent on mergers that subsequently collapsed.
  • The Department for Education is on the hunt for £600-a-day consultants to advise on the “suitability of proposed assessment plans”
  • The potential funding rates for health and social care apprenticeship frameworks, among many others, have been increased by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. The agencyannounced today that a total of 29 funding bands for framework pathways had been “revised” to ensure providers can “deliver quality training and employers are getting value for money.  They said they had the figures right and these were not going to change.
  • They keep saying the 20% off the job training will not be changed

No wonder there are no funds left for delivery they keep wasting them


Tip of the week I: Four night break in Budapest from £69. Details


Tip of the week 2: 100 plus ideas of things to do with kids over the holiday. Details


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