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From the last Quarterly WTPN Masterclass Workshops set up for members

Inspection Nominee Training Free for Members book here Thursday 25 January (full day) This session is aimed at new providers or new nominees. It is also good CPD for managers who want to enhance their understanding of the inspection process. The session will include: Understanding key aspects of the updated September 2017 Common Inspection Framework including priorities and themes The expectations and role of the nominee before and during the inspection process Key evidence required to help prepare the provider for a short notice inspection including the role and importance of self-assessment The key inspection activities and what inspection looks for including

Apprenticeships - Non Levy Procurement

This we realise has caused pain.....Over 300 providers Nationally were unable to bid and 200 were excluded through pro rata of allocation. I was with AELP yesterday with the other regional Network's leads and it's important that we feedback potential consequences mismanagement that the reforms could be causing. With employer choice and free market dynamics due to start next year with the full introduction of the on-line Apprenticeship system, it seems very short-sighted to be decimating the exisiting experienced provider community prior to launch and roll out. I am very keen to feedback to our regional and National bodies the impact that the reforms are causing, be that issues with Social

New Proud to Care jobs board for Bristol

New Proud to Care jobs board for Bristol A new online jobs board to help local people find roles in adult care has been launched by Bristol City Council as part of its Proud to Care campaign. Dozens jobs are already available to apply for on the website, with new ones added every week by employers, partners and voluntary organisations who have signed up to the Proud to Care Bristol Charter .The website also features careers advice and case studies of others already working in the sector, providing a one stop shop for both recruiters and jobseekers. The jobs board marks the next phase of the Proud to Care campaign, which is designed to raise the profile of care workers and recruit the

Dynamic Purchasing System for the Provision of Work Focused Activities

DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) intends to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to procure Work Focused Activities in the Jobcentre Plus Districts in England, Scotland and Wales. The DPS is for the procurement of social and other services referred to in Regulation 74 of the Public Contracts Regulations (2015) and as such, the intention is to use a light touch regime, rather than the full regime described in Regulation 34 (Dynamic Purchasing System). This national DPS is intended to replace the current DPS for Work Focused Activities in DWP Central England Group, also known as the Proof of Concept (PoC). Operating a DPS offers a number of co

Careers

The National Careers Strategy was published by Govt in December, if you haven't seen it yet and feel it could be relevant, here is a link.... ...and continuing the Careers theme, here is the The Careers Guidance Show from WTPN member, Prospects The National Career Guidance Shows are the only UK-wide free series of conventions for careers leaders, enterprise advisers, coaches, teachers, practitioners and other professionals working across all sectors. For 2018 events are in London, Leeds, Coventry and Bristol, and visitors will benefit from free CPD and networking opportunities with employers, universities and other organisations who can support the work of career professionals. With t

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