Newsletter & Bids 35 2016

 In bids

Dear Members


Well a Bank Holiday special 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 36 pages.  We go out to over 4,000 organisations and decision makers welcome to 14 new readers this week. To get your own copy then e-mail


Peer Meet Up is back we had a slight holiday due to Summer Holidays more on that at the end of the newsletter, also some more details on items up and coming.


How do I make sure my organisation is well-led?

Our brand new leadership programme for registered managers and leaders of adult social care services is coming soon.

This practical programme will empower leaders to deliver high quality care in line with the expectations of a well-led service. It’s designed for managers and leaders familiar with the day-to-day challenges of leading care teams.

You’ll also find out what managers of well-led organisations rated Outstanding do to achieve and sustain high standards of leadership and learn how to apply these examples across your own organisation.

Because places are limited, we’re accepting expressions of interest. If you would like to be notified when bookings are open for this programme, please email


Last few days Register of apprenticeship training provider’s survey: When the digital apprenticeship service is introduced in May 2017, employers will be able to choose the training they would like their apprentices to receive from an approved training provider. The basis of this list will be the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP). On behalf of employers who do not pay the levy, the SFA will contract with RoATP providers who are successful in an additional invitation to tender. The SFA has worked closely with employers and providers on the proposals for the register of apprenticeship training providers. We have published our proposals and would welcome your feedback. The survey will remain open until Monday, 5 September


A member has asked for the following

Funding required: £150,000 ASB Classroom based completed last year July) let down by funder
This year looking for ASB, Functional Skills and Classroom based funding urgently required; London, Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol
Also, I have cash buyers for Primes  ( Loans only and Loans and Apprenticeship and Traineeship ). Company value must be £150,000 to £5 million
Also, cash buyers for land with and without planning permission anywhere in UK.

Email me at


Strange but you need to see this SFA You tube sent this out Thursday Please watch this as it gives more clarity to the NEW Registrar for Apprentice Providers.  They keep saying it’s a consultation but at the same time saying this is what we are going to do.


Tuesday Ofsted chair David Hoare is stepping down from his position with immediate effect, the education watchdog has confirmed. Read more about this at


Very talented person is looking for a job

Highly experienced Business Development professional in the education, qualification and training sector, with a strong track record in relevant, regional territory management.  Very strong negotiating and influencing ability at senior level.

Excellent experience in coaching and mentoring large sales teams and assessors and verifiers.


Skills, Knowledge of Government Funded Training, FE College engagement, Qualification Sales, Business Development, Relationship Management, Staff Management, Staff Development, Bids & Tenders, Financial Management and Strategic Planning. E-mail me for his CV


Also Essex London area18+ Years experience in Education Management, including Curriculum management, Resource management, budget and costing, staff recruitment, course design and accreditation, programme, professional development and delivery. Qualified A1Assessor, Level 4 IQA and PGCE.  Specialities: Education delivery & management (secondary & adult sectors, state & private), Maths and English education for adults (Entry Level 1 to Level 2, including ESOL one to one delivery and classroom based), professional development, examination board secondments, departmental budgeting, strategy, QCF, NVQ, Lead IV, change management, construction education, music education, pastoral education, OFSTED, Entry to Employment (E2E), Skills for Life, Key Skills, Functional Skills, human resources, Apprenticeships, ICT delivery, policy quality control, recruiting, structured methods, teaching, awarding body approval, website design & management.

Email me re this person at


 After the the success of the 1st Are Your Prepared for the Apprenticeship Levy Conference, now we have more information. Video and Presentations can be downloaded at

Lindsay tells us I am delighted to be able to announce we will be hosting our follow up conference on the 27th October, The Welcome Centre, Coventry Speakers confirmed can be seen on the website and more will be added daily

As members of Apprenticeships 4 England and as a thank you for your support Use promotional code Thankyou to receive an additional £20.00 of ticket price for each person.

Cost of tickets using promotional code Thankyou
1 person £150.00
Book 3 places and it will cost you £130.00 per person Third person will attend for £30.00
Book 5 places and it will cost you £118.00 per person. 3 and 4th person will be able to attend for £20.00 each
If you booked to attend the 1st conference and were unable to attend you will receive a free transfer ticket to attend the 2nd apprenticeship levy conference To receive the promotional code will contact so you can book your free transfer please contact conferences@apprenticeships4england
We look forward to seeing you all again on the 27th. The 1st Conference we saw 325 attendees attend.


WORK FOR CLINKS COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER                                      

Salary: £20,849 – £24,472 depending on experience
Annual leave: 25 days per annum plus bank holidays
Office base: London
Working hours: 37 hours per week
Deadline: 5pm, 31st August
Interview: 9th September

Clinks supports, represents and campaigns for the voluntary sector working with offenders and their families. Clinks aims to ensure the sector and all those with whom they work, are informed, engaged in order to transform the lives of offenders and their communities.

We are looking for a Communications Officer to join our small communications team. You will support the delivery of high quality communications, making use of tools such as the website, social media, and ebulletins. You will work with the team to implement the communications strategy, and to promote Clinks’ products and services to new and existing audiences. The successful candidate will have experience in using social media in a professional context, be confident in managing web content, have a good level of IT literacy, and have good writing skills and a demonstrable attention to detail.

To apply download a job description and application form, and return the completed application form to by 5pm 31st August.


This week News that Peer Meet up is coming back after the summer break so what is it about and how does it relate to you:

Are you an owner of Training and Delivery Company or a Director?

We hold these meetings every so often and the past three at Capital Culture, Oasis Care and Training and Economic Change in London also in Manchester.

The meetings are FREE and you come and Network, listen to some speakers and join in with your ideas, thoughts and views.

So if you want to be a Speaker

If you want to hold an event at your Location (need to be able to seat some 50 people)

Want to come along

Then e-mail for London

Manchester then e-mail

Sponsor ICQ Awarding Body.

iCQ is an Ofqual accredited Awarding Organisation who also provide a funding data management system and a learner management system (including learner ePortfolio and eLearning hosting). The iCQ directors have many years’ experience in developing learner management solutions and Awarding Organisation services. Our associates – quality advisors, qualification developers and customer support team – all have occupational sector and role-specific experience.


Buying and selling organisations:

I have three organisations looking to sell and two organisations looking to buy.


A damning inadequate Ofsted rating has been handed out to a not-for-profit organisation that subcontracts out all its Education Funding Agency provision.

The report on Greater Merseyside Learning Providers’ Federation returned grade four ratings in all headline fields. The organisation, which subcontracts its provision to 15 EFA-funded work-based learning providers that deliver traineeships and study programmes on its behalf, was previously rated good-overall by the inspectorate in May 2013.

The first of Ofsted’s key findings was that the federation’s “safeguarding is ineffective — managers do not require subcontractors to report safeguarding incidents to them promptly and systematically”.


Prevista Building Better Oportunities Big Lottery BAME Women South London Programme – Supply Chain opportunity

Prevista are looking for new Supply Chain Partners to deliver services and activities to support our Building Better Oportunities Big Lottery BAME Women contract in South London. Providers MUST be able to deliver the service in one or more South London boroughs as set by the contract which include:

  • Kingston
  • Richmond
  • Croydon
  • Merton
  • Sutton
  • Bromley
  • Bexley

PROJECT AIMS: The project aims to provide targeted support to disadvantaged BAME women from a range of different backgrounds, focussing specifically on supporting them into sustained employment. The project will focus on supporting working age economically inactive and long term unemployed women (not on the Work Programme) from particular communities into sustained employment. Participants will be from communities identified below with high levels of economic inactivity and low levels of employment.

PROJECT AIMS: The project aims to provide targeted support to disadvantaged BAME women from a range of different backgrounds, focussing specifically on supporting them into sustained employment. The project will focus on supporting working age economically inactive and long term unemployed women (not on the Work Programme) from particular communities into sustained employment. Participants will be from communities identified below with high levels of economic inactivity and low levels of employment.

Outreach will be a key element of this project and providers will be expected to demonstrate how they will go about doing this.

The project’s services and activities will therefore need to:

  • be locally accessible, be additional and complementary to all existing provision operating within the area (including national and statutory programmes);
  • provide flexible and regular personal adviser support to participants and engage employers to broker jobs for participants;
  • be culturally sensitive, with some provision in community languages where required.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Possible activities that have been shown to be effective in supporting this group could include:

  • provision of one to one information, advice and guidance, to discuss the pros and cons of working and support participants to overcome barriers and find work. This might include improving employability and interview skills and helping participants apply for jobs;
  • providing help to participants to overcome all sorts of barriers to work and to engage better with public services. Support should take whole-family dynamics into consideration;
  • referral to suitable ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) provisionand delivery of limited supplementary ESOL support, for example around English required for particular jobs, if required. Participants might be referred to mainstream provision through the Skills Funding Agency’s (SFA) Adult Skills Budget, other ESF ESOL provision, or other local support;
  • support to access childcare (applicants should indicate how they will contribute towards childcare support);
  • activities to link participants to the labour market, including work experience and open days to meet employers. Providers should work with employers as well as individuals;
  • referring participants to other support, including ESF skills provision commissioned through the SFA, support to set up a business, mainstream skills provision and the National Careers Service, as necessary.

Prevista Big Lottery BAME Women South London programme EOI

 If you are confident you can deliver this service please respond to the questions and send your completed EOIs to by Friday 9th September 2016.



The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on (Friday 26th August) launched a new £1.3m support programme led by victims of crime, and for victims of crime, to cut reoffending rates and help victims recover and move on with their lives.  Londoners who have been affected by crime will have the chance to meet their offender if they wish, in an approach which has already proved successful in helping victims to recover from their ordeal*and also reduced reoffending rates.

The first ever Pan-London Restorative Justice programme is the UK’s single biggest restorative justice commission and will offer access at every stage of the criminal justice system. The approach holds offenders to account for what they have done, helping them understand the impact of their crime and make amends to their victims.

The move follows a poll conducted by Ipsos MORI during March/April 2015 which found that 46 per cent of victims would want to meet their offender, however current service access across London is inconsistent. This new London-wide programme will complement and enhance existing services, filling gaps in provision and operating alongside criminal justice procedures.

The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) has appointed Restore: London, a non- profit consortium led by social business Catch22, to develop the London-wide initiative. Together with key partners, the consortium aims to raise awareness of restorative justice among victims and offenders, improve access to services and victim satisfaction, increase referral speed and develop information-sharing between agencies. They will develop the programme in detail over the coming months.

Restore: London has begun recruiting a steering group to oversee and evaluate the programme. In an innovative new approach, the group, mainly comprised of people who have themselves been victims of crime, will share evidence and insights with key partners including Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I want to put the needs of victims at the heart of London’s criminal justice process. Crime of any kind can have a devastating, lasting effect on victims, and it’s my duty as Mayor to do what I can to make London safer and prevent as many people as possible needlessly becoming victims of crime. We need to both punish and reform offenders. At the moment, if victims’ needs are considered at all, it’s an afterthought and many offenders go on to reoffend.


Tip of the week I: A 3-night break in Krakow is £149pp. Deal includes flights, breakfast and tour. Details


Tip of the week 2: Get £40 of Boots No7 beauty products for £12. Details


Tip of the week 3: Return flights to Porto from London and Liverpool start at £40. Details


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