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Distribution (in alphabetical order): Advice Centres For Avon (ACFA), Bristol City Council, Bristol Housing Partnership, DWP Advice Agencies Forum, DWP Bristol Partnership Directory, Golden Key & Ways-to-Work Network.
On the 8th December I wrote on behalf of Bristol City Council & DWP to provide an update on Universal Credit and our intent to design a UC Partner Briefing Programme. I write today to announce the completion of that work and attach a c
Employer perspectives survey 2016 - ESFA Findings from the 2016 employer perspectives survey, including interviews with over 18,000 employers across the UK.
Apprenticeships and traineeships: January 2018 Statistics covering apprenticeships and traineeships for the year-to-date (August to October 2017).
Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2018
Statistics covering latest monthly apprenticeship starts, apprenticeship service registrations and commitments and apprent
I am very excited to announce that the South West Apprenticeship Ambassador Network will be supporting 3 regional events during National Apprenticeship Week 2018. Please see details below and the attached flyer! Please forward out to your contacts, networks and providers; the more the merrier!
The first event to kick off the week will be on Monday 5th March with a large scale photoshoot for all existing apprentices. This will take place at The Rec in Bat
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister launches new project to increase underrepresented groups taking apprenticeships Five major cities across England have pledged to work with the government to drive up apprenticeships among underrepresented groups and ensure they are accessible to individuals from all backgrounds. The ‘5 Cities Project’, launched by the Department for Education today, will see the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) work with partners in the Greater Manches
How will the Baker Clause affect FE? On 2nd January 2018, the Baker Clause came into effect, meaning schools must open their doors to FE providers for the first time. The legislation was proposed by the former education secretary Lord Baker last year, and has now been written into law. The Baker Clause means schools must now allow vocational training and apprenticeship providers to advertise their courses to pupils aged 13-18. When the clause was first introduced, it was thou
Strict rules that apprenticeships cannot involve qualifications are set to be overturned next week, FE Week understands, potentially unsticking a series of standards held up for years by the ban. The Institute for Apprenticeships is expected to announce that qualifications, such as technical certificates that show evidence of knowledge, will be considered in the future. Both existing qualifications and those in development will be covered in the rule change, representing a si