Newsletter & Bids 49 2017

 In bids

Dear Members


This week’s newsletter bids, grants and Funds come to you in conjunction with our sponsors London Based Manley Summers Training.  We go out to some 4, 238 organisations which some 3,544 plus are organisations or people within the Training and Development Industry. This week there are 50 pages of Bids Grants and Funds.


Message related to the ITT itt_30232, with Title Apprenticeship training delivery for employers not using the digital account, Further to the Agency’s Bravo message on 17 November 17 at 18:18, the Agency can now confirm it anticipates issuing notices of decisions to award to Potential Providers during the week commencing Monday 4 December. The notice will inform Potential Providers of whether they have been awarded a contract in the apprenticeship non levy procurement or not. Potential Providers should check their Bravo account for their notice from Tuesday 5 December.  The Apprenticeship workshops for successful new Potential Providers referred to in paragraph 6.10 of the ITT (Attachment 1) that were due to take place the week commencing 4 December 2017 will now take place in January 2018. Exact details in relation to the workshops will be notified to Potential Providers in due course. Because the workshops will now not take place until the new year the pre-requisite set out in paragraph 6.10 that new Potential Providers must attend a workshop before commencing delivery of the Services will no longer apply.



We have just been advised that the assessment plans for the Level 4 & 5 new apprenticeship standards for Lead Practitioner in Adult Care and Leader in Adult Care have not been approved for delivery and will not be submitted for review until 2018. This will cause a gap in provision for the current Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management – Level 5 (England) Framework ID: FR04064.  As you know, this framework was due to expire on 29th December 2017. As a result of the delay, Skills for Care have decided to revise the end date of this framework to 31/08/18, to limit impact of centres delivering this standard. All Awarding Organisations have agreed to delay the launch of the replacement Level 5 Diploma due to launch on 01/01/18 to the 01/09/2018.  Therefore the current Diploma, Pearson Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) 601/4438/5 will be extended to accommodate the new SASE end date. To confirm, the new Level 5 Diploma will not launch on the 01/01/2018 and centres should continue to use the existing Diploma and the existing SASE framework until further notice.  Please note that the new L4 Diploma will still launch on 01/01/18 – as you are aware, there was no SASE framework that included the L4 qualification previously. Finally, on a separate note, the assessment plan for the Nursing Associate standard (linked to delivery of the new L5 HN Healthcare Practice qualification) has been approved and this standard is now ready to use.  NEW Resources for Care and Healthcare Support For those delivering the Adult Care/Lead Adult Care, and Healthcare Support/Senior Healthcare Support standards, Pearson’s EPA Resources are now available to purchase from our website. These online resources includes videos and practice assessment materials to support learners in preparing for the End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their programme of learning, all for a one-off fee, enabling you to download and use the materials with all your apprentice learners.  Click here to buy your resources today!


Anne Milton will be delivering keynote address: Being  interviewed by Tony Allen MCIPD MCMI Conference Chair and answering questions from delegates in a hour long session Apprenticeships Challenges Conference This event is a hot one to start the NEW YEAR with  Headline Sponsor NOCN and taking place in Coventry on the 25th of January.


A great job here for someone with a background in the food industry It’s for a Warehouse Manager in London, paying up to £45,000 and permanent. Ideally has a background in the food industry, interviews taking place next week. The link to the Job description is


 James at Scope tells us on Thursday Today the Government set out its plan for getting more disabled people into work.  With your help we’ve campaigned over the last year to convince the Government to act. With a million disabled people who can and want to work, it is clear action is much needed. The Government has announced a series of measures to help increase disability employment. These include trailing new offers of employment support, a commitment to consult on reform of sick pay, and improvements to the Access to Work scheme.
However, we still have work to do. We now need the Government to act quickly and implement these changes to remove the barriers that many disabled people face getting into and progressing in work.

You can read our response to the Government’s announcement  as well as what we want to see happen next.


The government’s new Work and Health Programme to help disabled people into employment started this week in north west England and Wales.

The entire programme is expected to provide specialised support to around 245,000 people with disabilities or health conditions, and also people who have been unemployed for over 2 years. Participants will get personal support to help them find sustained employment. The support may include:

  • identification of employment needs
  • matching skills to work that’s available
  • putting participants in touch with employers
  • managing health problems to reduce their impact on work

Five providers across 6 regions in England and Wales will deliver Work and Health Programme. The programme will roll out across the rest of England during early 2018.

Around £100 million of funding has been devolved to London and Greater Manchester to procure and deliver localised versions of the programme from 2018 to capitalise on the local knowledge, good practice and expertise of these areas. Participation on the programme will be voluntary for disabled people and specified early entry groups.

The Work and Health Programme forms part of a wider package of employment support for people with disabilities, as outlined in the government’s Work, Health and Disability Green Paper: Improving Lives, published in October 2016. Next steps following on from the Green Paper will be outlined in due course.


David Russell CEO Education and Training Foundation tells us this month, one of our highlights has been the launch of a new flagship programme in partnership with Oxford Saïd Business School for aspiring FE leaders, to prepare them for Principal and CEO roles. The programme focuses on creating resilience and agility at the level of the individual, their organisations and the sector as a whole – and as well as having the space for reflection and personal development, participants will have the benefits offered by the wider Oxford Alumni network of more than 1500 members, from 43 countries.
I also wanted to make you aware that we are opening our next QTLS registration window tomorrow and have extended the deadline for our Training Needs Analysis, a sector-wide survey which seeks to identify the sector’s training needs. Tomorrow will be the final chance for you to respond and have your say.
Lastly, I would recommend reading the Government’s recently published White Paper on the Industrial Strategy, to understand the increasing focus and emphasis placed on our sector to our country’s future.


Pearson’s have an invite we would like to invite you to join our webinar on Friday 8 December at 10am which will be covering Partnerships for End-Point Assessment Delivery.  The New Standards landscape come with new challenges. One of the challenges is around the capacity to deliver EPAs using occupationally competent EPA assessors. As an EPA organisation, Pearson are keen to partner with relevant organisations that have occupationally competent staff/employees who are willing to become EPA assessors for Pearson. Pearson will offer training/standardisation activities while ensuring the independence as an EPA organisation is maintained in the delivery of EPAs.  Click here to book your place at the webinar


 Over the next few months’ we will be undertaking course for Retained clients these will be at discounted rates. Any Non Retained Clients courses are at £250.00 each half day and two on the same day and location at £400.00:

GDRP – Safeguarding my organisation.  Healthy Sexual Relationships, Safeguarding in Sport, Understanding Consent, Sexually Harmful Behaviour, Bullying

Child Sexual Exploitation, Gangs and County Lines, Radicalisation, Trafficking and Modern Slavery, Honour Based Violence, Managing Challenging Behaviour and Positive Handling*, S47 Joint Investigation, Missing Persons, Female Genital Mutilation, Parents who misuse drugs, Domestic Violence, Deprivation of Liberties, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Introduction to Safeguarding Children, Advanced Safeguarding, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Staying Safe online and Social Media

Local Authority Designated Officer and Safer Recruitment/Safer Organisation


Due to the time of year, our next free specialist course is “Depression and Suicide”. This has been created by Ian Butler.  The course is fully interactive and includes an assessment, course-related handbook, and a comprehensive LOR.

For you or your company to fully access this curse for free please reply to this email.

Mental Health Statistics: Suicide

In 2016, 5,668 suicides were recorded in Great Britain. Of these, 75% were male and 25% were female. Between 2003 and 2013, 18,220 people with mental health problems took their own lives in the UK. Suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 years in England and Wales.  One person in fifteen has made a suicide attempt at some point in their life.  The suicide rate in Scotland rose by 8% between 2015 and 2016, with 728 suicides registered in Scotland in 2016


All organisations that currently use the e tendering portal at the following address: need to be aware that this address has now changed to  Organisations should take note of this change and we recommend that you add the new URL to your favourites as the old URL will be removed 1st December 2017.


The Academy for Social Justice is running ‘Transformational Change for People with Complex Needs: Whole Systems for Whole People’ [11th January, Bristol, free]. In this seminar Gary Wallace, Public Health Specialist, will discuss their co-production processes and some of their findings. He will share lessons learned and topics including alliance approaches to contracting. Finally, Gary will offer examples of how Plymouth are creating a new, inclusive culture together. Find out more here.


Team London and Thrive LDN Grants

In partnership with Thrive LDN and the #iWill Fund, we are offering grants of £5,000 – £10,000 to community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to run projects which encourage young Londoners to volunteer or take part in social action.  The projects can focus on any area of volunteering or social action such as sports, arts, media, environment, inter-generational, music, etc, but should also encourage good mental health and wellbeing. The majority of young participants will be new to volunteering and will come from groups that are disproportionately affected by mental health, such as those within the criminal justice system or young refugees or asylum seekers.


The Team London and Thrive LDN Medium Grants will fund projects which: 

  • Work with 10 – 20 year olds on volunteering and/or social action projects which promote wellbeing and emotional resilience.
  • Demonstrate how volunteering and/or social action positively impacts on young people’s wellbeing and emotional resilience.

During 2018, seven grants will be distributed to projects that should be completed by the end of February 2019.


Tip of the week I: Get a £20 voucher when you buy a £25 Christmas tree from Ikea. Details

Tip of the week II: Stay a night in an Irish castle with bubbly and chocolates from £139. Details

Tip of the Week III: £25 off at The Body Shop when you spend £50. Details


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






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