Newsletter & Bids 41 2017

 In bids

Dear Members


This week’s newsletter bids, grants and Funds come to you in conjunction with our London based sponsors Manley Summers Training.  We go out to some 4,138 organisations and around 3,622 are organisations or people within the Training and Development Industry. This week there are 44 pages of Bids Grants and Funds.


The Recruitment Conference 2017: Taking place on Wednesday 15th November from 10.00am near Holborn, London, The Recruitment Conference 2017 is exclusive to those who work within the recruitment sector; agencies, in house recruiters, source’s, recruitment business owners and vendors are all welcome.  Speakers include the following industry legends: Steve Ward, Katrina Colliler, Matt Alder, Hung Lee, Roy Ripper, Mervyn Dinnen, Fiona Lander, Ken Ward, Alex Moyle and James Osborne. Plus David D’Souza of CIPD will be delivering the keynote session. What’s more, throughout the day you’ll be able to choose from some great sessions that will cover topics that include:

How to recruit superstars for your recruitment business, Engaging with candidates on social media.  How do you solve the talent attraction problem?

The secret to feel good business development.  Technology and innovation in recruitment

Hiring exceptional talent. How to outperform the rest of the recruitment market

You can book conference tickets here (early bird tickets end this week)


It is National Mentoring Day on October 27th what are you going to do tell us?


New legislation has come into effect which changes the minimum English and maths requirements needed to complete an apprenticeship for people with a learning difficulties or disabilities.  Previously, all apprentices achieved a minimum level 1 English and maths qualification to complete a level 2 apprenticeship, and a minimum level 2 English and maths qualification to complete an apprenticeship at level 3 and above.

The changes will lower English and maths requirements for apprentices to entry level 3 functional skills and will make completing an apprenticeship more achievable for those who are able to meet all occupational requirements but who may struggle to achieve English and maths qualifications at the level required. For more information on the changes, visit GOV.UK. Alternatively, email: or telephone: 0800 015 0400.


Exhibition registration is now open for what will be the largest Learning Technologies event to date at Olympia London on 31 January – 1 February 2018.

And with over 8,000 visitors expected, 150 free L&D seminars, more than 200 exhibitors and a host of new interactive features, a visit to Olympia will undoubtedly be the most efficient and cost-effective way to keep yourself and your team up-to-speed with all that’s new in workplace learning and development.

Entry is absolutely free and registration will give you and your team entry to the Learning Technologies 2018 exhibition and seminar programme on both days.

Register now for FREE entry to the exhibitions and seminars.


Over 1,000 L&D professionals have registered in the last week alone, so we hope you will also register now and ring fence in your diary the two most important days in the learning calendar.  Once registered, we will keep you informed of all the latest event developments as they arise, and give you access to a full range of learning resources and knowledge sharing opportunities in the lead up to, during, and after the event itself. We hope you can join us!  Best regards, The Learning Technologies Team


We are now less than two months away from WorldSkills UK’s The Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 16-18 November.  The Skills Show is great way for all kinds of organisations to showcase the opportunities they offer young people. The Show is the UK’s biggest annual experiential skills and careers showcase especially for young people in the start-up phase of their careers, inspiring them to take up apprenticeships and technical training opportunities.

The Show gives young visitors the chance to hear from real people doing real jobs, gaining useful insights and gathering information on new careers. It has five hubs:

Construction & Logistics – Engineering & Technology – Health & Hospitality

Digital & Business – Creative & Design.

If you would like to exhibit at the Skills Show please contact David Ryan on 07957 417934 or Involvement in the Skills Show can usually be offset against the Apprenticeship Levy.

To visit the Skills Show please register for your Free Tickets


ESFA say we are asking for feedback on the 5th batch of frameworks until 6pm on Wednesday, 18 October.  We asked for feedback on the 4th batch of frameworks to be withdrawn earlier in the year and recently delayed the announcement of this process. We will announce the outcomes of both batches next year. The date for those we intend to withdraw to new starts will be no earlier than 1 January 2019.

For further information, refer to the removal of apprenticeship frameworks page on GOV.UK or contact the service desk.


East of England and  East London Provider Looking for Head of Apprenticeships and WFD, based in East London this provider serves pan London. Looking for delivery, sales, quality and engagement specialist to head up the team moving forward into 2018. Rates of pay are good but also a bonus on targets and possible share options in the future. Please e-mail CV and overview of areas of Key achievements in the industry.

 There is now a public register of slow paying companies. Before you do business with anyone, click to see if they are listed here


The following posts CVs to

Assessors required in the following All South East and London areas.

Trainer / Assessor– Associate Ambulance Practitioner

Functional Skills Lead Trainer / Assessor

Trainer / Assessor– Health and Social Care up to Level 4

Trainer / Assessor– Pharmacy

IQA Lead Pharmacy


Herts / Essex Borders – Administration Operative Apprentice Division

Lead IQA Quality Improvement Practitioner

Lead Administration PFA ESFA Apprentice Division


National – Head of Operations National Apprentice Training

National Manager Apprentice Training Department responsible for Birmingham- London – Newcastle and Manchester CV to

Come and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of JAGS Foundation, which has impacted many lives affected by youth violence. This is an incredibly special occasion that we want to share with everyone who has seen us through the last 10 years.
Evening starts at 7pm – Champagne Reception

7:30pm onwards – 3 Course Dinner prepared by Eligo

Throughout – Entertainment, including spoken word, with live music and guest speakers


Taking place on th 9th Floor, London City Hall. SE1 2AA.


Ok I am told that Non-levy paying employers set to manage their apprenticeship programme online by 2019 The DFE tell us (I am sorry I do not believe them)

From April 2019, we aim to bring all employers onto the apprenticeship service to manage their apprenticeship programme. Over the next 18 months, this part of the service will be designed and developed. During this time, we will be in contact with non-levy paying employers to make sure the service meets their needs.

In the meantime, non-levy paying employers can continue to use find apprenticeship training to search for suitable apprenticeships and see details of approved providers who can deliver the training. Employers can also work with their training providers to post apprenticeship vacancies online and find the right candidates using recruit an apprentice.

If you are a non-levy paying employer that would be willing to help us to test the new features of the service (likely to take no more than an hour of your time), please get in touch by emailing


Revolving Doors is recruiting:

We are looking for talented, passionate, and committed people, eager to join a small but growing team that is working to make a real difference to the lives of people stuck in the revolving door cycle of crisis and crime.

We are recruiting for a variety of roles across our policy, public affairs and lived experience functions.

The deadline is 5pm on Monday 16 OctoberWere we not to receive sufficient applications by this date, we will re-advertise and extend the deadline to 31 October. If you would like to talk to us first about any of the roles, we’d be happy to have a chat. Call us any day up to Friday 13 October on 020 7407 0747.

You could be just who we are looking for.

Revolving Doors Agency

Room 2A31

South Bank Technopark

90 London Road

London SE1 6LN

020 7407 0747

Recruitment – Head of Involvement

Thank you for your interest in applying for the post of Head of Involvement at Revolving Doors. 

Our ambition is to remain a leading and respected innovator of lived experience in the field. This is a key post within our team and perfect for someone ready to strategically and dynamically lead our lived experience work across the piece. You will work directly with people with lived experience, ensuring our Forums continue to influence local and national policy. You will also manage a range of innovative projects that are leading the way in ensuring expert insight has real world impact.

Coproducing solutions with people with direct experience of the ‘revolving door’ problem is at the heart of everything we do. The successful candidate will need a wide range of experience, knowledge and skills. But more than anything, he or she will be passionate about achieving social change alongside men and women who are experts because of their own life experience.

Alongside this letter you will find:

  • The job description and person specifications for the post
  • Diversity and equal opportunities monitoring form.


Academy 10th anniversary conference: Valuing commissioning? Commissioning Value?  15 November, 2017.  This free one day event offers an exciting opportunity to explore the value of commissioning whilst managing ever more complex challenges to deliver better social justice outcomes. During the day delegates from all sectors will consider how to respond to the commissioning environment more effectively by engaging and empowering service users, communities and policy makers alike.

PLEASE NOTE: Places are limited and are not guaranteed on application and will be allocated to ensure a good cross sector mix. Delegate places will be confirmed w/c 9 October on.  Click here to book a place on this event


Ok very important is your SAR and QIP and many are not doing these please update them you will need them.


Tip of the week I: Three nights near a selection of European Christmas Markets from £89. Details

Tip of the week 2: Three months free Amazon Music subscription. Details

Tip of the Week 3: £10 eye test at Boots. Details


Keep training from me Steve and all the Team at EEVT, see you also on social media




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