Newsletter & Bids 43 2016
EEVT ltd (EEVT) working in conjunction with SLIC training welcomes you to this week’s news round up. With some 14 new members we now go out to some 3,856 members
With less than a week to the Apprenticeship Levy Conference in Coventry, more information at: http:://www.apprenticeships4england.info
Friday the Government released statutory guidance this is for NEET:
Local authority (LA) staff involved in the commissioning and delivery of education and training provision for young people (16- and 17-year-olds)
LA staff responsible for promoting participation of young people, and tracking and supporting young people’s activity. LAs must follow this guidance when:
Carrying out duties relating to raising the participation age and promoting participation of vulnerable young people not in education, employment or training (NEET)
Securing sufficient suitable education provision
Statutory guidance sets out what local authorities must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.
Application extension for Moving Up for Skills for Care
We’ve extended the application deadline for our Moving Up leadership programme.
Applicants now have until mid-November to enrol on the programme, which helps managers from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds who aspire to leadership roles to develop their leadership skills and potential and take their career to the next level. If you’re self-funded, we’ve changed the way you can pay for this programme so there are now a number of options. For more information and to apply email email@example.com.
Former British ambassador, who launched pioneering UK Israel tech hub, tasked with leading the nation’s drive to capitalise on digital technology. He has been tasked with overseeing the Department’s digital and media policy brief, which aims to equip the nation with the skills and technology it needs to create tomorrow’s world-leading digital businesses. He will also work to make sure everyone can enjoy the benefits of modern technology. Matthew will take a prominent role in:
making sure the UK has the world-class connectivity it needs and supporting British companies with access to infrastructure and technology, helping build digital ecosystems where bright ideas can become successful companies;
equipping British people with the skills they need to flourish in a digital world
reducing the number of people excluded from the digital economy to help create an economy that works for all working to create an innovation-friendly and cyber-secure country
Director General for Digital and Media Matthew Gould said:
Our economy is powered by innovation and we want Britain to be the safest place to do business and go online. But if we want the UK to prosper we need to make sure we have world-class connectivity, and If we want an inclusive society, we need to tackle digital exclusion and make sure everyone has the digital skills they need. I’m determined to tackle these challenges to help make the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a digital company. It is a huge privilege to be the Government’s first Director General for Digital and Media and to have the chance to help make this happen.
In his previous role as British ambassador to Israel, Matthew set up the UK Israel tech hub, which laid the foundations for the UK and Israel’s powerful tech relationship. He also led the Cabinet Office’s cyber security unit as its Director of Cyber Security and Information Assurance, focused on keeping Britain safe from cyber-attack, including running the and Information Assurance, focused on keeping Britain safe from cyber-attack, including running the National Cyber Security Programme.
Over the past couple of weeks, EM Skills have been developing a new sister website called EM Skills Talent (http://emskills.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9e3b7a44822f08e17d24efc3b&id=a2c5563d69&e=ef6d585197) . The primary focus for the website is to work with employers to provide internships, traineeships, work experience placements and apprenticeship vacancies to get young talent essential experience for their future. We also want to boost the employability skills of these young people, to help build upon their skills, by offering free training (http://emskills.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9e3b7a44822f08e17d24efc3b&id=3013166385&e=ef6d585197) to 16-24s. From Photoshop skills to CV writing, our focus is to add significant employability value to students across the country. We are very excited to launch the website this week and we would love to hear your input. Any suggestions please send them in?
New guidance is out from the Government on Friday about employing older workers and working past 50. It is aimed at:
- older people who want to work longer
- employers, who could benefit by employing older people
- The new updated toolkit and Guidance is at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/help-and-support-for-older-workers
This week FE week has been very busy with lots of News items and as such has been doing some great work KEY for me have been: The government has launched a new programme to tackle the shortage of end-point assessors in apprenticeships, after FE Week reported that almost 60 per cent of apprenticeship standards cleared so far don’t have an approved assessment organisation.
A parliamentary debate on the drastic funding cuts to apprenticeships proposed by the government and exposed by FE Week has been approved by the Backbench Business Committee. David Lammy MP put his case for the debate to the committee on October 11, in a move that gives a significant boost to FE Week’s #SaveOurApprenticeships campaign against the cuts.
He called for a discussion based on the findings of FE Week’s exclusive analysis, which showed that apprenticeship funding for 16- to 18-year-olds in some of the most deprived areas of the country could be slashed by up to 50 per cent. On hearing that his application had been approved today for a 90 minute debate in Westminster Hall from 9:30-11:00am on November 1, Mr Lammy commented: “It is totally unacceptable that the government published these new funding rates – amounting to cuts of up to 50 per cent – during the summer recess without parliamentary scrutiny or even proper announcement.
Many thanks to London Hair and Beauty Training and Coco, Training Skills Uk ltd, Pathways Group, Talented Training, KBM Group, Manley Summers, T4P ltd, KPM Group, People Plus, Genesis Fitness Training, Get Set, TWIN Training, Oasis Care and Training, TCHC, Lightbulb and to all the others to many to go through this week.
Earlier this month the AoC published their Autumn Statement Submission 2016 in which they make a number of recommendations; two main, nine on funding, and nine on system improvements. In their main recommendations they ask that HM Treasury set a medium term target to increase spending on education and training to 5% of GDP and direct a share of the additional funding to post-16 education, and that management of education spending be reformed to improve efficiency, to allocate funds to areas of greatest need and to provide more predictability.
The nine funding recommendations are that:
- The national base rate for 16 and 17-year-olds (currently £4,000) should be increased so that it provides the necessary funds for high-quality education.
- The recommendations of the Sainsbury Review should be fully implemented and funded, including additional funding for work placements and for 18-year-olds.
- The Adult Education Budget should be sustained at least at £1.5 billion in the short term and should be used to guarantee a Citizen’s Skills Entitlement. After 2019, the budget should be used to support a new English Social Fund (new ESF).
- The apprenticeship funding rates that take effect in May 2017 should include a higher factor for 16 to 18-year-olds, should reflect area costs for technical programmes and should retain a factor for those from low income families.
- The Government should top slice the apprenticeship levy to create a fund to use to promote access to apprenticeships and help raise quality.
- Financial support for young people should be reviewed to eliminate unhelpful obstacles to participation, for example transport costs and child benefit rules.
- DfE should reallocate capital budgets so that colleges have funding for building maintenance and equipment.
- HM Treasury and DfE should plan for the additional education places that will be needed when the number of 16-year-olds increases towards the end of the decade.
- There should be a 10-year programme to double the supply of maths teachers across all parts of the education system to reach a goal by 2030 that all 18-year-olds are qualified at the current level 2 standards and the majority reach level 3.
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