Newsletter & Bids 37 2016

 In bids

Dear Members


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 32 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


Many thanks to the 219 members who have e-mailed this week thank you and I will reply to you all but it’s been a busy week.


First of all the clients who have applied to be on our list for work re the New Register for Apprentice Training Organisations is now full up. So if we get any more space we will let you know but we are now full up.


PeoplePlus partnership portal has now launched and we would like to invite all organisations to re-register on the new portal, which will replace the current system, providing a more effective and responsive e-procurement tool that will make our application and selection process easier for potential partners to register, access and apply for new opportunities.

For all organisations that are interested in working in partnership with People Plus to deliver the forthcoming DWP Work & Health Programme (which will replace the Work Choice and Work Programme provision in England and Wales). You will need to re-register and complete our first stage EOI to join our new partnership framework before the deadline of 16/09/2016.

To register, please click for further information.


Today Nick Linford announced “Our first ever official campaign will oppose damaging cuts to apprenticeship funding exposed by FE Week over the summer”.

Now Nick and I have talked on several issues over the years that FE week has been in existence we have not always seen eye to eye on some subjects and he has done some great work and as always many items have been highlighted by him of great importance. He is always looking for Quality improvements’ which I understand. 


Ok we have a member whose client is looking to purchase Prime with Loans value £500,000.00 plus this is a cash purchase. They are also looking for property, land that is not on the market with planning potential. Cash purchase up to £30million


Urgently looking for funding apprenticeship (sub contract or other), traineeship and loans. We have been badly let down by funder. Also any Nursery for sale, It does not matter if they are not doing well, cash purchase. Would be ideally situated in London or the South East Email me


F4T Jobs- Current jobs available in FE (All Private Training Providers)
HSC Assessor- Essex (25k)
BDM- North (30k)
IQA-South generic frameworks (25-28k)
IQA-Midlands generic and HSC frameworks (25-28k)
Digital Marketing Assessor- London, salary negotiable for quality applicant
Account Manager- London (30k)
Sales Director- Northeast (80-100k)
Corp sales Director- London (75-80k)
To apply contact-  07875687154


The Manchester, Birmingham and London Peer meet up for Training Provider’s has more information as well as What’s up Group we also have now created a linked in Group Peer MeetUp for Training Providers you can Join at


Lots of people nominated for the Asian Apprenticeship Awards just some of the Companies

Siemens – Digital Factory, Process Industries & Drives , Knightsbridge Furniture, Park View Care Home, Kingswood Solicitors, AH BUILDING HOME SERVICES LTD, Finchley Cricket School (Middlesex County Cricket Club), WSP – Parsons Brinckerhoff,  Urban Vehicle Logistics, N A accounting  & Smart group, ELDS Blackburn, Atkins, Washwood Heath Academy, Sulzer UK Ltd and Croydon Council to name a few.  We have some Colleges but do need more training Providers involved.


Are you aware what changed on the 5th of September?  Changes to statutory guidance on keeping children safe which came into force on the 5 September 2016 will have a profound impact on IT provision for colleges, says Steve O’Connell, sales director at Advantex Network Solutions Ltd, who explains more and offers advice on what to do to keep young people safe.

Earlier this year, the Department for Education (DfE) laid out plans (Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges) designed to keep young people safe from classroom bullying, drugs, abuse and radicalisation among other things. The guidance came into effect from the 5 September 2016 and outlines some key actions for senior management and leadership teams to consider in relation to staff understanding and knowledge of safeguarding in colleges.

Spanning a mix of safeguarding policies, training, handling disclosures, referrals, and early help processes, the guidance, critically, includes IT systems – senior leadership teams need to ensure that all their staff know the systems within their campuses that support safeguarding and that these are explained to them as a part of the induction.

The new government safeguarding guidance requires schools to have in place an effective and appropriate whole-college approach to online safety. Previous guidance concentrated mainly on prevention, but this updated guidance is all encompassing, requiring schools to link together technology, people, policy, processes and procedures.  The new narrative is more direct that the previous 2015 guidance, stating ‘it is essential children are safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material’, and schools should do ‘all that they reasonably can to limit children’s exposure’. It also requires an ‘effective approach to online safety’ and ‘a clear policy on the use of mobile technology’.

The DfE states that it is essential for children to be safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material. This is part of a clear move to throw the spotlight – and responsibility – onto governing bodies and proprietors, who need to ensure that not only is appropriate ‘web filtering’ in place but also the appropriate‘monitoring’ has been considered and enabled.

Why now? While delivering untold benefits to facilitate learning, knowledge and understanding, the growth in education IT has also seen it become an easily accessible platform and conduit for those who are looking to do harm or spread a toxic narrative among vulnerable and influential children. Online safety can be broadly defined across three areas of risk, with an associated requirement to reasonably limit children’s exposure to the following:

  • Content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material
  • Contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users
  • Conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm


CPD Events

The Education & Skills Consultancy are running 4 CPD courses later this month in Sheffield. These short courses are a great way for your team to build their skills, knowledge and understanding of a subject area with like-minded people and share teaching & assessing experiences.

We’re now offering places on these courses for only £50 per delegate when you book with us directly before the 14th of September!

If you’d like to book a place on any of the below courses please email James directly for a booking form –

Outstanding Lesson Planning – Half Day

Sheffield – 22nd September 2016 – 9am

Feedback and Marking Strategies for Teachers – Half Day

Sheffield – 22nd September 2016 – 1pm

Lesson observations under the updated Ofsted framework – Half Day

Sheffield – 23rd September 2016 – 9am

Engaging Learners with Outstanding Lessons – Half Day

Sheffield – 23rd September 2016 – 1pm


Tip of the week I: 45% off Odeon cinema tickets. Details


Tip of the week 2: £25 off a £50 spends at Airbnb for new customers. Details


Tip of the week 3: Fly from London to Marseille for £30. Details


Have a great week and keep training from me Steve, you can follow us on  in Groups EEVT Limited  On Facebook

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