Newsletter & Bids 44 2016
EEVT Ltd (EEVT) working in conjunction with SLIC training welcomes you to this week’s news round up. The Newsletter has a focus on the Levy, important for employers and training organisations alike, plus the normal information and Bids, Grants and Funds. With some 10 new members we now go out to some 3,866 members.
Ok Top of the AGENDA this week is the Levy and the opening now there are many documents and these all help but still a few items which will need clarity on but the Apprentices 4 England Event and conference at Coventry was great with many great speakers the SFA and many friends from the industry.
1 You need to go for Full ROATP as this will enable you once achieved, to go for work with any Levy Payers and also you can work with any what we call now any Main or Prime working with any Levy Payer in if you like a sub-contractor situation. So ROATP enables you to do this type of work. This work payment made via the Electronic HUB. So the application for ROATP will work with either direct Levy payers as clients such as local Authority or with other main providers working as supporting another company working with a levy payer.
2 The Bid which is not an application for the Registrar is for work with people who are NON Levy payers. However you must be on the ROATP. The payment for this work will come via the SFA similar to now. The work with NON levy payers is absolutely separate application but based on the fact you are on the ROATP so first item is ROATP is Key to go for then a decision on the BID for NON levy payers
To be considered for any of these three options of work or all of them you must be on the ROATP
3 They note that if you are doing under a £100,000 of apprentice’s funded work you will not need to be on the ROATP but need to be on ROTO.
4 Items like Trainee-ship funds will come via the normal ROTO along with Loans and AEB funds.
5 The EPA for apprentices is a separate register and although more than 160 organisations have applied only around 20 so far has been able to have achieved this status.
6 Next you need to be aware there is another pathway this is for organisations that pay the levy and wish to deliver their own Apprentices and to also work up to £500,000 a year with others such as their supply chain. They will need to apply via the ROATP further down I will put some links to information for you.
The find apprenticeship training tool is now available, and gives employers quick access to information about apprenticeships on offer at approved training organisations.
The easy-to-use tool includes information on over 16,000 apprenticeships, as well as details about the training providers that can deliver the qualifications.
The SFA has been working with training providers to help develop the tool, make it easy to upload information, and give them the opportunity to demonstrate the range and quality of their training. As part of the design process, around 400 employers and 200 training providers have already tested the system, playing an integral part in shaping its design.
Find apprenticeship training is a major part of the new digital apprenticeship service. The SFA will continue to support providers and update the information in preparation for the launch of the digital apprenticeship service in 2017.
If you celebrate Diwali have a great time.
May This Diwali be as bright as ever.
May this Diwali bring joy, health and wealth to you.
May the festival of lights brighten up you and your near and dear ones lives.
May this Diwali bring in u the brightest and choicest happiness and love you have ever wished for.
May this Diwali bring you the utmost in peace and prosperity.
May lights triumph over darkness.
May peace transcend the earth.
May the spirit of light illuminate the world.
May the light that we celebrate at Diwali show us the way and lead us together on the path of peace and social harmony. “WISH U A VERY HAPPY DIWALI”
The revised National Careers Service website is now available, providing a better online experience, particularly for people on smart phones and tablets, as well as laptops and desk top computers. The website contains job profiles, a tool to find courses, a skills health check, and ways to contact a careers adviser.
If people have CVs, health check information, personal action plans and adviser created action plans already saved on the previous website, these have been transferred to the revised website under the account section. The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) will continue to take on feedback from customers using the website, and make further enhancements based on user needs. You can provide feedback by following the link on each of the pages of the website.
The Asian Apprenticeship Awards
The awards are at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Birmingham on Thursday, November 10 starting at 6.30pm and finishing at around 11.30pm. There will be in the order of up to 500 people including business leaders, apprentices and community leaders present at this special evening. In addition to the awards there will be entertainment and a four course Asian meal. I hope to see many of you there and indeed there are a few tickets left. Single tickets are at £90 and a Table for 10 is available for £850 ex VAT and can be booked via Eventbrite below.
PEER MEET up for Training Providers London is on the 18th of November details to follow next week.
ITEMS from Benn Carson
- Operations Director Required for Staffordshire (65k PA but negotiable) Applicants must be able to demonstrate an ability to drive operations and performance. They will be responsible for overall management of a training company. Applicants must have an in depth understanding of advanced learning loans as well as commercial training. Applicants must also understand how SFA funding claims work and be able to forecast figures accurately.
- Higher Level Apprenticeship Funding Available for high quality providers. Providers must be able to demonstrate a strong track record of delivery and evidence success rates 85%+. Normal due diligence required.
Job vacancies this week include: a Policy Manager with INQUEST [London], a Support Worker with Nacro [Nottingham], a Director of Development with Hestia Housing and Support [London], a Research and Development Officer with RAPt [London], the Chair of Trustees at Safe Ground [London], a Family Resettlement Worker with Barnardo’s [HMP Portland, Dorset], a Volunteer Coordinator with Back on Track [Manchester] and a Community Case Manager with Women in Prison [Woking].
More items and links re the levy:
The Department for Education has a report on what it thinks Employers in different Industry will do and how they will react to the levy: This can be found at
This document sets out guidance and the draft funding rules which will apply to all levy-paying employers participating in the apprenticeship programme through an account on the digital apprenticeship service, following the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.
Slides from the SFA from Apprentices 4 England Conference this week
We’re pitching at St James’s Palace on the 2nd of November! We’re so excited to be presenting in front of Prince Andrew – last year the Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales and a load of celebrities were also there! This is really our opportunity to get our start-up noticed by big investors! We really need your help to shine! Please could you retweet and vote for us? The link to vote is on this tweet: https://twitter.com/pitchatpalace/status/789507951400742912
Tip of the week Trick to get £150ish of No7 beauty products for £39. Details
All the very best from myself and the Team
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