Newsletter & Bids 41 2018

 In bids

Dear Members

This week more news and Views and Bids Grants and Funds in conjunction with our sponsors KPI DEVELOPMENT Limited.  Over 3,000 people are contacted with this Free Newsletter every week and we have some 54 pages of bids, grants and funds.

Full details can be downloaded from the link below:


A very sad week with the demise of 3 AAA my thoughts are with the Staff and the Apprentices, and indeed whatever unfolds, unfolds. Lots of Job’s here today and the Industry has rallied around.


Great Apprentice 4 England event with lots from Ofsted and their top man on Apprentices but also the IFA we had Rob Nitsch who is Chief Operating Officer, very brave of him to come forward and 30% of questions he ducked 30% he never answered and the 40% we already knew.


London Training Provider is looking for Head of Operations.

They have work and contracts with AEB, Apprentices and other funds.

Pan London sites growing company needs person with Ability Skills and Drive.

£35,000 Per Year plus Bonus for On agreed Target Growth.

Are you an entrepreneur? If so please send your CV to


 London Borough Apprenticeship Awards London Councils celebrated the achievements of the new generation of apprentices at the eighth annual London Borough Apprenticeship Awards at Saddlers Hall, City of London. The awards also celebrated the managers whose support allows apprentices to flourish, and the work of boroughs to create local employment opportunities. Since 2009, London boroughs have created 13,455 apprenticeships.,5WN4K,71ST1U,N41T8,1


The Care Quality Commission has published its annual assessment of the quality of health and social care in England. The state of health care and adult social care in England 2017/18 warns of growing ‘care injustice’, with access to good care increasingly dependent on how well local systems work together. It finds that in criminal justice settings, regulations were breached in almost half of the 41 prisons inspected, mainly because of a lack of appropriate policies and processes to run services safely and effectively. Many prisoners receive substandard care for reasons beyond the control of registered providers, such as poor physical environments This report is 134 pages.


Ofsted is rating adult education in their monitoring visits of new apprenticeship providers – but the government doesn’t know if they’ll ban a provider if they’re making ‘insufficient progresses in that theme alone.

In August the Education and Skills Funding Agency confirmed that any poor-performing provider with the rating in at least one of the themes under review will be barred from taking on any new apprentices – either directly or through a subcontracting arrangement.

These restrictions applied unless there is an “exceptional extenuating circumstance”, will remain in place until the provider has received a full inspection and been awarded at least a grade three for its apprenticeship provision.

The vast majority of the monitoring visits only judge new providers on three fields – leadership of apprenticeship provision, apprenticeship training quality and safeguarding.

But a fourth category has appeared in some reports – for adult education.

Ofsted’s FE and skills handbook has a section dedicated to these early monitoring visits for new apprenticeship providers and states: “Should the provider have other types of provision (e.g. 16 to 19 study programme provision or funding for learners with high needs) that type of provision will be covered each with a separate theme.”

Other newly funded provision, such as advanced learner loans, will also be in scope for inspection. Read more at


We are looking for various Associate Assessors who can cover the following apprentices: Team Leader (Birmingham) Facilities Management (Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Cornwall, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire) Customer Service (Hampshire) Business Admin (Hampshire) Please contact


Two Great Jobs in South London

Contracts Administrator Bromley, South London, 28 hours per week, five days a week. £19,000 to £22,000 per year depending on experience

Successful Mums is an innovative training provider based in South London helping women back to work after a career break. Successful Mums are looking for an organised individual with experience of ESF paperwork compliance. You will be monitoring, preparing and then checking learner paperwork, ensuring all eligibility criteria is met to claim the funding.

Working closely with the head of operations you will ensure each learner has a full set of completed paperwork meeting all government body requirements in preparation for audit.

Candidates should have experience of ESF and ESFA compliance, excellent attention to detail and a passion about supporting women returners.

An understanding of how awarding organisations work and using the PICS system is an advantage, however not essential.  Please send your CV and a covering email to

Trainers required to delivery Employability and Self-Employment

South London, flexible friendly part-time and full-time hours available

£120 per day

We are looking for personal development trainers with experience in delivering employability and self-employment skills.

The successful candidates will be required to take women returners through our back to work and self-employment training and provide IAG and confidence building techniques.  Candidates should have outstanding communication and people skills, a teaching qualification and a passion about supporting women returners.

Experience of ofsted and online training would be an advantage although not essential as we would provide training.

The delivery would be at out head office is in Bromley plus the opportunity to deliver in Greenwich, Bexley, Croydon and Sutton.  This is initially a freelance role, however could become a permanent role in 2019. Please send your CV and a covering email to


The IFA note that by next April they will have some 400 Standards agreed and by the end of 2019 they will have 500. He could not answer questions around the End Point assessment about very much other than one organisation will likely end up responsible and indeed there are as many as 20 organisation’s responsible for EPAO quality and this needs to be sorted out. Also cost’s going down on Standards means many will stop doing the qualification as this with not affect the cost of the EPAO also the IFA look to charge £39.00 per learner from next April that goes through the system for Quality checking re the EPAO for the EQA.

So many EPAO saying that the price has to go up and the case of resits costs.  Plus they hope not to see 100% passes on cohorts or all gaining the same Pass EG all getting a distinction or all a Pass.  Some questions around the Business Administration Level 2 keep being turned down.  Also why the Learning and Development qualifications were told that they should have teachers with Base line, Basic Skills. Then hair and beauty had a few question’s which he could not answer several people noted about the military background left him looking like he was not able to be either flexible or indeed understand the questions being asked.


Great to see so many people on Wednesday and indeed several people wanted to thank the team for the production of this every week.  So thank you and I have passed on your good wishes.


Tip of the week I: Unlimited pizza at Pizza Hut for £9.99. Details

You can save some dough at Pizza Hut when you register online to get a 33% off food voucher, valid for groups of up to eight people dining in at most of its restaurants after 5pm Sun-Thu until Sun 21 Oct.


Tip of the week 2: Two-four nights in Krakow with flights from £69. Details


Tip of the week III: 50% discounted Yankee Christmas candles sets. Details


From me Steve and from all the team have a great week and keep training

Non-Executive Director at Five Companies and MD of EEVT Ltd EEVT Limited

Linked In Group 2020 Vision Group 2020 Vision Training Days and 2020 Vision Newsletter


Linked IN group BAME Business Essex

BAME Apprenticeship Alliance Change-maker

Asian Apprenticeship Ambassador


Company Established September 1999



Recent Posts

Start typing and press Enter to search