Newsletter & Bids 37 2018

 In bids

Dear Members

This week’s newsletter bids, grants and Funds come to you in conjunction with our sponsors KPI DEVELOPMENT Limited.  Exciting news on that next week with our newsletter going out to some 3,133 professionals’ in the industry. This week we have another BUMPER EDITION of 64 pages of information News, Bids Grants and Funds.

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Ok last week Lincolnshire this week London and indeed looks like the children are all back at school and traffic back to normal. 


 So, what’s going on the ESF bids will be going in within the next 48 hours so good luck to all the PRIMES and Sub Contractors involved in the bids.  I think that the process was flawed and expect some people will complain after the event.


I am looking for a Quality person in Birmingham?

Also looking for an Operations person in London?


 As always, great information from Perry at Pearson, who tells us about some new webinars for End Point Assessment. Advice and Guidance webinars:

Please find enclosed details of the advice and guidance webinar details titled EPA Processes and Workflow.  Details of these webinars can be found on the website  see more at


Clinks is delighted to announce that Roma Hooper will be our new Chair, taking over in the role after our AGM in November.  Roma says, “Criminal justice is at a crossroads at the moment with the state of our prisons and probation service. Now is the time for Clinks to take full advantage of the knowledge and evidence gained from its wide membership to input on policy and create the best possible space for the voluntary sector to be part of a new and refreshed criminal justice system. I firmly believe that Clinks, with its members, has the ability to continue to thrive and use its influence to strengthen the power of the voluntary sector so it can continue to reduce crime and improve rehabilitation for those facing sentences in prison and in the community.”  We would like to thank our outgoing Chair Dame Anne Owers for her sterling work over the last seven years providing leadership in the sector, through so much change, including through the period of the total reorganisation of probation services. We are indebted to her for her dedicated leadership of the Clinks board.

We look forward to working with Roma, who has a wealth of experience of the voluntary sector in the criminal justice system. We look forward to her leadership and support of Clinks as we collectively launch the new strategy for Clinks to 2022 and beyond.


The Head of the Chartered Institution for Further Education has insisted its survival is not hanging in the balance, even though the government failed to provide any funding for it in this year’s budget. Dan Wright’s defence of the CIFE also comes despite having just 14 members –  far fewer than the 80 he previously said it needed to become self-sustaining. Read more at


Also Nick informs us about the DFE letter which notes some things to the GLA also some items around Controversial management fees in subcontracting are set to be capped for the first time, FE Week can reveal. The Greater London Authority has set out plans to introduce a 20 per cent limit on top slices for adult skills provision when devolution kicks in next year. Read more at  Also this is very interesting!

Many have asked can I tell them about the New Rules and the Handbook from Ofsted as from 1st of September Types of providers subject to inspection. Under the Education and Inspections Act 2006 and this handbook, Ofsted inspects the following providers: further education colleges, sixth-form colleges and independent specialist colleges, dance and drama colleges, independent learning providers, local authority providers, specialist designated institutions and not-for-profit organisations.  Please note also Individuals and organisations have legal requirements to provide information to Ofsted as part of inspections.

Ofsted has powers under section 132 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that relate to inspecting providers of further education and skills for learners aged 16 and over. Inspectors can ‘inspect, take copies of, or take away any documents relating to the education or training’ of students from those premises. These powers also enable our inspectors to inspect computers and other devices that may hold such information.


 Statistics covering latest monthly apprenticeship starts, apprenticeship service registrations and commitments, and apprenticeship levy information.

There have been 341,700 apprenticeship starts reported to date between August 2017 and June 2018 for the 2017/18 academic year. This compares to 472,500 and 458,500 starts reported in the equivalent period in 2016/17 and 2015/16 respectively.

As at 31 July 2018, there have been a total of 14,800 ASAs registered. Please note that the date of registration is the date the apprenticeship service account first registered their Pay As You Earn (PAYE) account number and a legal entity in the digital apprenticeship service system. As at 31 July 2018, there have been a total of 198,100 commitments entered into the apprenticeship service. Of these, 187,100 were fully agreed


The Institute for Apprenticeships will soon confirm controversial changes to dozens of apprenticeship funding rate bands, according to the skills minister.

Writing in her monthly column in FE Week, Anne Milton said the rate changes will be published online “shortly” and further reviews will take place in the autumn.

To date, the IfA has refused to publicly reveal the recommendations from its funding band review, and said last month the details are subject to change until a final decision is made by the Department for Education. Rate changes, according to the IfA, need to be signed off by the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds. However, the IfA has been communicating with the relevant employer groups about the changes in order to give them a chance to appeal, and several have come forward to reveal the planned outcomes of the review.


Great news from Sally Daghlian OBE from Praxis CEO on a great achievement.  After we helped to uncover the Windrush scandal, the Home Office set up a dedicated task-force to support the members of the Windrush generation. Over the course of the summer more than 2,000 people had their rights recognised by the task force, and can now live without the fear of being deported, evicted or denied NHS care. While we welcome this first step, there is still much to do, and the Home Office needs to increase its outreach efforts to engage with affected communities.

Sajid Javid’s recent apologies to 18 members of the Windrush generation fall short of rectifying the wrongs of the Home Office. Praxis’ CEO Sally Daghlian OBE commented on Sajid Javid’s apologies on the Huffington Post – you can read the full piece here.


 Finalist are out for the @asianappawards the finalist are announced at

I am proud to have been involved from the start of the @asianappawards as a judge and this year as an Ambassador. The RAF being involved on their 100 Years Anniversary is also a great item where we see the armed forces valuing the young Asians today @RAFApprentices


Summer 2019 may seem a long way off but now is the perfect time to start making arrangements to attend the Festival of Education. Next year’s Festival of Educationpromises to be the biggest and best yet – our 10th anniversary.
Our launch rate tickets are now available (book before 18th September) and further discounts apply to group bookings! So why not see if you can arrange for you and the team to enjoy two days of some of the best CPD you will find! Booking now will save you at least 40% on tickets.
Single ticket prices
Full Festival | Standard rate £130.00 – Launch offer rate £78.00
One Day | Standard rate £75.00 – Launch offer rate £45.00
Discounted tickets available for governors, NQT’s and students.
To register click here 

Group Booking prices (5+) 
Example rates
10 One day tickets | launch offer rate £36 per person
25 One day tickets | launch offer rate £32.63 per person
50 One day tickets | launch offer rate £29.25 per person
65  One day tickets | launch offer rate £25.88 per person

Over two days the Festival of Education brings together the very best of education’s most forward-thinking advocates, practitioners of change, policymakers and teachers at one of the leading forums for thought leadership, CPD and debate. Come and join the thousands of other Festival-goers who explore, celebrate, learn, debate and connect. Book your tickets to the most enjoyable and rewarding education event of 2019.


Get set for #EducationFest 2019 and register today. Visit our website for more information.

Shane and the Festival Team Festival of Education
Director | Shane Mann,
Exhibition sales | Adele Kilby,
T: 020 81234 778  W: 


 Rupert Honywood  says I wanted to take this opportunity to invite you to a special event we are holding in London on “How to Find Clients using LinkedIn and Win More Business” with a potential 8% to 13% conversion rate from cold leads in your chosen target market, to hot prospects. We are running this event at 1pm on 14th September and 5th October in one of the prestigious conference rooms at the offices of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) in Central London.

A buffet lunch is included and as an added bonus, I am pleased to advise that everyone that attends the event or a webinar, we are giving away a FREE LinkedIn Marketing Support Package worth £495. In addition, this includes a buffet lunch within the ticket price.

To find out more and to book click this link or the one below: 14th September: 5th October: would you rather not travel into London? Why not then join us on a FREE webinar, one of which starts shortly by clicking on the link below: I do hope that you can join us and thank you for your interest… With best wishes, Rupert 0203 397 4970


Launched in May 2008, The MSE Charity (registered charity number 1121320) is a grant-giving charity dedicated to improving information and education about debt, money and consumer issues.

 Update Aug 2018: The MSE Charity’s next grant-giving round opens on Monday 3 September, with the theme of ‘building and developing resilience’. If you’d like to check now if your organisation’s eligible for a grant of up to £7,500, you can take its brand-new eligibility quiz – visit the charity’s website for more info. Plus, it’s funded eight projects with over £43,000 following its February 2018 round, which focused on ‘living with long-term challenges’. To find out who has benefitted, see below.

What does it do…?  The charity is currently a grant-giving body, rather than engaging in any projects itself, though it’s hoped in time this will change.

Money is available to help any non-commercial group or charity with specific projects. Whether this is working with an individual with a good idea (eg, educating squaddies leaving the army about banking and debt) to working with other mainstream money charities.

To apply for a grant visit The MSE Charity website.

Martin explains why it was set up. Martin tells us one of my early career ambitions was to be the Money Saving Expert on ITV1’s This Morning, as that was the home of TV experts, and my aim was to make saving cash a mainstream subject. After all, the programme had stylists, diet experts, psychologists, designers and chefs, yet much of that isn’t possible without cash. So if you really want to help people, you have to help them put cash in their pockets to provide real freedom.

 It was around the time I started appearing on This Morning that I set up this site. Now the site is phenomenally successful and for years the charity fund has donated to general charities. Yet the aim’s still the same, and I thought it was about time to try to focus the charity contributions back towards the key aim of helping people help themselves. After all, a company’s job is to make money, nothing wrong with that; a consumer’s job should be to maximise their cash too. Yet while sales staff gets training, we don’t get buyers’ training. Worse still, the UK is a nation that educates our students into debt when they go to university; but at every level – school, higher education and adult life – fails to educate about debt.

So rather than trying to pay off a few people’s debts, this charity aims to educate people on how to deal with their money and to tackle financial illiteracy. In other words, to help people help themselves.  Where does The MSE Charity cash come from?

The money is generated from two sources: Donations from well-wishers.

Anyone who wants to support the charity is more than welcome; for the many who have said they’d like to donate to as it’s saved them money, please donate to the charity instead.

You can donate by contacting or by sending a cheque payable to The MSE Charity to its treasurer Tony Tesciuba, at The Chambers, 13 Police Street, Manchester, M2 7LQ. A Gift Aid declaration form can be provided on request.

An annual donation from this site.

A donation of over £235,000 was made to launch the charity, and it’s hoped a substantial donation will continue to be made each year. This includes all of Martin’s proceeds from the Thrifty Ways and Three Lessons books. All this cash – less some small administration costs, which aren’t expected to exceed 10% of income – will go directly to the grant fund (the cost of the day-to-day operation of the charity is met by a separate personal donation from Martin).


Remedi is recruiting a full time manager to oversee and develop its restorative justice services across Derbyshire [£27,103 – £28,783, Derbyshire, full time]. The successful candidate will take responsibility for managing a team of practitioners delivering a wide range of restorative services across both the youth and adult criminal justice system. Working in close partnership with the Derby City Youth Offending Service, Derbyshire Police and the Derbyshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, the manager will champion restorative justice and ensure best practice standards are being delivered by the team.

The deadline for applications is 24th September. Find out more here


Tip of the week I: Five Plain Lazy t-shirts for £35. Details


Tip of the week 2: One night hotel stay for two people with Murder Mystery experience, food and disco for £149. Details Surrey: 1 Night for Two with Breakfast, Murder Mystery Experience, 3-Course Dinner and Disco at 4* Hartsfield Manor


Tip of the week3: Two meals at Frankie and Benny’s for £19.99. Details

Two-Course A La Carte Meal for Two at Frankie & Benny’s, Nationwide (Up to 63% Off)


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

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