Newsletter & Bids 7 2016

 In bids

Dear Members


As we all have now opened our Valentine cards it appears some of mine are lost in the post. Welcome to you all in this cold week 7 of 2016.  Many thanks for this week’s Bids, Grants and Funds from EEVT Ltd (EEVT) and with thanks to SLIC International Ltd. This week’s bids attachment has some 32 pages. Welcome to the new 21 members this week and we now go out to over 4,000 organisations and decision makers. To get your copy e-mail

 All websites need by 15 February 2016 to inform consumers and individual clients about a new EU online dispute resolution (“ODR”) service. These are new rules regulating e-commerce. The Gov Website has Guidance if you buy or sell items via your website.

Yes we can confirm that the Register of Training Organisations was opened Wednesday, 10 th of February 2016 and will close at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 2 March 2016. The SFA note this is not a refresh  this is an opening is for new applications and for those organisations that are required to enter the Register, as detailed in our Funding Rules 2015 to 2016 (paragraphs 4 and 24). EEVT has limited availability for organisations who would like help with their ROTO application, including those who are now considering Capability & Capacity. Our prices are very competitive so please contact us for further information!


I have client who has £200,000 worth of funding for apprentices you need to have:

ROTO and proved track record for 2 years on apprentices and good achievement rates provable plus normal Due Diligence


Also looking for good Training Providers in the Leicestershire area for partnership working with a well-known Prime is this you?


I have a company with 8 years track record looking for Traineeship funding in London e-mail me


Also around the Apprentice Frameworks and Trailblazers and the Levy so much going on is it too much too fast Apprenticeship quality concerns will come under the spotlight in a new parliamentary inquiry that will check out the merits of government reforms as it drives to increase take-up.  The Education, Skills and Economy (ESE) Sub-Committee’s probe will look at a variety of apprenticeship-related issues, including quality, progression onto higher levels and levy plans.

It will also investigate progress with government reforms as the sector drives to increase take-up by younger learners and achieve 3m starts by 2020. The deadline for written submissions to the inquiry, announced is March 18th.


** EM Skills presents…Simply the Best 17^th March, Riverside Centre, Derby
To celebrate Apprenticeship Week, the founders of 3aaa and EM Skills, Peter and Di; Maureen and Helen, will be explaining how they have built their companies to be ‘Simply the best’.
Join us for a unique experience that will inspire you to follow their example.
Click here to book a place


Health & Safety Training Made Simple  Accredited by OCN Credit4Learning

Underpinned by a comprehensive range of interactive engaging tutorials these OCN Awards are designed to support; Apprenticeship programmes, Job seeker programmes, College Students, and Learners on Work placement, or those entering employment for the first time.

The awards are ideal for Employers looking to improve the Health and Safety Awareness of their employees.

The Awards include:

  • Safe Worker
  • Safe Supervisor
  • Safe Manager
  • Safe Director

The programmes are suitable for all industries and sectors and are delivered through a simple and easy to use, online management tool, which enables learner progress to monitored and supported from registration to Certification.

Simply contact us and let us do the rest.


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 four of our 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. Redcar Cleveland


Brathay Apprentice Challenge: Open for Nominations: The Brathay Apprentice Challenge is the official search to find the apprentice team of the year. It is now open for nominations.  Teams undertake a series of work-related challenges to develop new skills. The challenges help teams demonstrate their teambuilding, leadership, logistical and communications abilities. Teams of nine apprentices can be from a single employer, a group of small businesses, an industry, supply chain or training organisation. There is no limit to the number of teams that each organisation or group can enter. Team nominations will close at midnight on Monday, 15 February. For further information or to enter a team, please refer to the Brathay Website or email Apprentice Challenge.


Gateway Qualifications would like to talk to you.

If you are looking for a partner to develop qualifications or training courses to help you deliver on ESF contracts or exploit you Advanced Learner Loan allocations, Gateway Qualifications would be interested in talking to you.

We are an Awarding Organisation based in Colchester, with a focus on working with our partners to address local priorities. We have a reputation for creative thinking and working flexibly to meet the needs of our partners.

We can help if:

  • You have an opportunity to bid for funding but need the support of an Awarding Organisation.
  • You are expecting an ESF contract award with a requirement for qualifications or accredited training.
  • You want to explore how to use your Advanced Learner Loan allocation

To find out more about how we could work together please contact Emma Hance on 01206 911211 or via


AGE UK Contract Pulled by SFA the government is looking for alternative “quality providers” for up to 3,500 post-16 learners after it pulled the plug on funding the FE training wing of leading charity Age UK.. The decision by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Education Funding Agency (EFA) was provoked by Ofsted’s inadequate-overall rating of Age UK in a report published a month ago.  This returned the lowest (grade four) ratings for apprenticeships, and traineeships, effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, outcomes for learners, and adult learning programmes. Please see FE week for the full story.

Ok Monday I am off to Sidcup, Tuesday Norfolk, Wednesday Ipswich Thursday M25 South Mimms, so I look forward to seeing many on my travels across the East, South East and London.


Next week I am at the Apprentice 4 England  Voice of Apprentices Conference at THE EMERATES STADIUM, now I will be there for both days and I am a guest speaker on the A&G Session will take place Thursday 25th from 3.00 to 4.15  This is chaired by Chaired by Dr Deirdre Hughes, OBE ,  any many well-known Colleague’s in the industry , Angela Middleton CEO and Founder at Middleton Murray,  Sharon Walpole CEO, Walpole Media Group Ltd, also Not Going to Uni and Jeremy Crook OBE Director The Black Training and Enterprise Group

Also the awards Celebrating quality, excellence and best practice in Apprenticeships will take place. ​Apprenticeships 4 England will host the 3rd Apprenticeships 4 England Apprenticeships Awards to recognise outstanding examples of quality, best practice, innovation and excellence in Apprenticeship Delivery.   The awards will be presented at The Voice of Apprenticeships Gala Dinner on the evening of the 25th Feb 2016 at the Emiriates Stadium, London.


Apprenticeships 4 England Apprenticeship Awards 2016 are to reward
Training Providers & Apprentice Employers, who have excelled in contributing to the development of Apprenticeship
programmes in England.

These Awards showcase and celebrate the achievements of those who have
exceeded expectations and have shown a dynamic approach to training, demonstrated initiative
and enterprise, innovation and creativity, and shown an understanding of, and commitment
to the improvement of quality & skills development in the delivery of Apprenticeships.


The Awards offer organisations the chance to be recognised and rewarded for
their commitment, hard work, achievements and success in delivering
Apprenticeship programmes in England.

Finalists of the Apprenticeship 4 England Training Provider & Apprentice Employer of the Year Award categories will each be invited to attend the prestigious black tie award ceremony
which will be held at the Emiirates Stadium  London on the evening of 25th Feb 2016
Winners will  receive a specially designed trophy at the Awards.
The Awards are sponsored by SmartAssessor. 


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So from the Team have a great week and keep training!



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