Newsletter & Bids 5 2016

 In bids

Dear Members



As we start February a warm welcome to you all to this wet week 5 of 2016.  Many thanks for this week’s Bids, Grants and Funds from EEVT Ltd (EEVT).   With thanks to SLIC International Ltd. This week’s bids attachment has only some 34 plus pages this week.  Welcome to the new 6 members this week.

SFA announce plans for Funding 2016 to 2017 this week.

Mixed Bag Funding Opportunity Funding available: 

16-18 apprenticeships, adult apprenticeships & 19-24 traineeships (providers must be able to deliver all three. Please don’t contact me, if all you’re interested in is traineeships)

Total funding available: 

1 million up until 31st July 2016 including rollover so total is around 1.5/2 million

Essentials for providers

  • Must be able to evidence 3 years of success data specifically for apprenticeships/traineeships.
  • Must be able to evidence a track record of delivering traineeships.
  • Must have a turnover of 1.5Mil plus.
  • Must be on ROTO
  • Must have matrix accreditation
  • Must hold existing subcontracts with prime contract holders

No providers that want to deliver childcare, health and social care, barbering or hairdressing please. Anything else will be considered.

Management fee: 17.5%

Broker fee:  5% but is negotiable depending on the provider.

If this is of interest, please contact Benn Carson- at Contact number: 07875687154


Win a free place at NCVO’s Funding Conference Tell us what you think of Funding Central

Funding Central exists for our users. Your feedback helps us to demonstrate our impact, develop and improve.  We want to know how you use the site. What you love, what you don’t, what saves you time, what you’d like to change or add?  Complete our 2016 user survey

Just leave your name to enter our prize draw to win a free place at NCVO’s Funding Conference or if you can’t make the conference you can pick a year free Studyzone Pass


Business Development and Partnership Manager Candidate Requirement 
A highly enthusiastic, efficient and flexible team member with excellent organisational and time management skills.  They have the drive to take ownership and responsibility with output of an extremely high standard.  This candidate is a strong all-rounder with experience in many areas of Sales and Communications.  They are accustomed to working under pressure to consistently achieve tight deadlines & targets and they are also fully IT Literate.
Key the ability to communicate effectively and clearly in all sectors of Training and Development at board Level.   This post  is working for a London Based organisation with many years of delivery experience. A Great Package OTE £50,000.00
Overview of achievement and CV to Steve Lawrence at


Faith Asks us – is this you?  We are currently looking for two new trustees. We are looking for a trustee who has education expertise. This is someone who has a background in further education or secondary education. We are looking for someone who works at senior level who maybe working within a school environment or for a training provider as a teacher or in senior management. We are looking for an additional trustee who is an accountant. Trustee volunteer and attend 5 trustee meetings per year. Trustee are expected to contribute knowledge ideas and expertise to board meetings and connect to the vision and values of the organisation. Benefits range from connecting with other current boards members other benefits are also available.

Caramel Rock is an educational charity that provides SFA contracts. Our aim is to support young people to access training and opportunities.

For more details go to and email to receive an application to apply to become a trustee.


We are seeking Child Care and Health and Social Care Assessors very competitive Salaries Immediate starts. CV to Hariss Pervez


I have three more slots for ROTO Packages as the three I have been working on should be finished by the end of February so contact me now to book up So far 29 out of 29 achieved accreditation.


Applications now open for funding any large national organisations and lead organisations of employer-led partnerships can now apply for the Workforce Development Fund 2016-2017 to support the learning and development of adult social care workers. The funding can be used as a contribution towards the cost of workers completing eligible adult social care qualification units.

Large national organisations

If you have over 1,000 workers and provide an adult social care service in two or more of our defined areas, you can apply to us for a grant to support the learning and development of your workforce.

Employer-led partnerships lead partners.

If you’re responsible for an employer-led partnership, you can apply to us for a grant to disburse to your members.       Applications close on Friday 19 February 2016 at 1pm.

Find out more and download an application form.


Work Experience Week 2016 dates announced**

This year’s Work Experience Week will take place from 10th-14th October.

Co-ordinated by national charity Fair Train, developers of the national Work Experience Quality Standard accreditation, Work Experience Week is dedicated to raising awareness of the life changing benefits of all types of high quality work experience.

The week is a fantastic opportunity for organisations across the country to host activities showcasing their work experience provision, and to demonstrate the difference a high quality placement can make to an individual’s employment prospects and life.

Last year’s Work Experience Week reached over two million people. It was launched at a prestigious event at the House of Commons, and saw hundreds of events taking place around the country, with support from high profile employers such as Sky and National Grid.

Beth Gardner, CEO of Fair Train said: “We are working with a range of employers and learning providers who really see the merit in offering work experience – this is a chance for them to showcase the positive work they are doing and to encourage even more organisations to realise the benefits of work experience.

Work Experience Week can help to raise awareness and increase the number of high quality placements available, including Traineeships, volunteering, internships, and of course, Apprenticeships, which the Government is keen to deliver on.

The week has grown year-on-year and we anticipate this year to be the biggest yet, so put the date in your diary and join us in recognising the value of high quality opportunities to employers and learners alike.” Visit for information on how to get involved and join in the conversation using #WEWeek2016.

“SSI Workers Get On-line and Stay On-Track”.

Former Workers from the SSI Steel Industry in Redcar are getting On-line and keeping On-Track to increase their chances of securing employment opportunities with the support of Mylearnadfriend Ltd and Redcar and Cleveland College.

Mylearnadfriend Ltd, based at the UK Steel Enterprise Innovation Centre – in Redcar, has developed a suite of 4 Interactive On-line Health & Safety Courses, aimed at increasing and enhancing people’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of Health & Safety in the Workplace.

Ex SSI worker David Bradley said “The Safe Supervisor online course has been particularly useful. With a range of topics and practical examples the course has helped consolidate the knowledge I require to go on to complete a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety”


Accredited by OCN Credit4Learning, the 4 Interactive H&S Awards provide a comprehensive range of Health & Safety tutorials which are suitable for; Apprentices, Job seekers, Students, and Learners on Work placement, those just entering employment for the first time and Employers looking to improve the Health and Safety Awareness of their employees.

Tony Abbott the MD of Mylearnadfriend Ltd explained that the suite of 4 Awards

  1. Safe Worker. 2. Safe Supervisor. 3. Safe Manager and 4. Safe Director, are all delivered through a simple to use, online management tool which enables learner progress to be tracked from registration to Certification and are suitable for all industries and sectors from Manufacturing and Engineering right through to Care, Farming, and Hair and Beauty.

To find out more, or to purchase any of our Awards

Contact: or Tel: +44 (0) 203 397 4349


 Now Also Available: – Your chance to get your copy of our new 2016 Workplace Assessment Pack

“Implementation of Management Procedures and Control Tool “- IMPACT

Free of charge when you purchase any of the 4 interactive Health & Safety Awards, (First  5 organisations  that place an order with MLF before the end of March 2016.

Contact us directly for more details). mylearnadfriend Limited, The Innovation Centre.

Company registration in England No: 8164115 VAT Registration No: 140 5543 40


Well this week Kent, London and Suffolk.  A very big Hi to Serge at People Plus, Shan is off for a few days to India, also hi to the 21 organisations that passed ROTO and the Team at TWIN also Oasis Care and Training Agency, good luck to Peter Stone with Benefits 2 Apprentices


Tip of the week I: A two-night break in Dublin is just £69 including flights. Details

Tip of the week 2: This 4-Star Yorkshire stay with 5-Course dinner is £89. Details

Tip of the week 3: Get 2 for 1 drinks at Starbucks from 1st February to 31st March. Details


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