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WTPN Newsletter April 2018

Afternoon all, hoping the weekend went well for you! A warm welcome is in order for 4 new members to the Network, really pleased to have you on board! Many of you would have met three of them at our last quarterly.... Innovate Awarding - A National Awarding body and EPAO have joined us- Charlotte Bosworth their MD came along to the meeting Ashley Housing - Himilo the training arm of this local Housing Association (new to the register of training providers) were represented by Julia Palmer Working Knowledge - Were represented by MD Dr James Lott - Working Knowledge run Apprenticeship Academy training programmes but also train staff at other providers and have a successful history o

Last opportunity to be part of a collaborative group looking at 'Outstanding teaching and Learni

There are £12k pots of funding on offer to work on small scale innovative projects around the delivery of standards and/or EPA, just 3 providers or more (must include 10 staff members) can make up the project team and can include employers and EPAO’s. I have two providers in Weston College (Barney) and Ngaged (Chris Scrivens) already approach me, would anyone else like to be part of a team, you could potentially run a number of teams/projects. The network cannot lead a project, it must be a provider or EPAO but I could find a project manager (which would cost) from within teaching and learning if you require one. Here are just a few examples( from the full document) of projects you

VERY IMPORTANT - GDPR - Are you ready?

Some local workshops and resource I have tried to secure GDPR speakers for the last two quarterly's but struggled with the contacts i was given. There is plenty of resource available though, some on our website (specifically for education providers) here, and other information from JISC below. I also have just come across some local workshops that are running soon and if there is enough demand (contact me) can still secure a workshop for members if required, please let me know. We also have some local member expertise (self taught) which is proving invaluable for smaller providers, get in touch if you want me to connect you up. Also here is a really good document outlining some of the

2018 Workplace Learning Report

Interesting Survey from Linkedin Learning for you all (worldwide survey but and includes a lot of US repondants) 2018 Workplace Learning Report The Rise and Responsibility of Talent Development in the New Labor Market

WTPN FORUMS Have you got those key members of your teams signed up and utilising our forums?

I am encouraging different user groups to use the forums to contact you, do you have the necessary staff using them, many of you have different entry points to your organisation. Here's who are already using them or who i have organised to meet and make aware of them for you.... Business West Delyse Taylor's Bristol City Council NEET Working Group National Careers Service (Next Week) Bristol Post 16 6th Form Heads (for progression and students dropping out) meeting this week WECA's Future Bright Employer Engagement teams and Career Coaches (when all are in post) South Gloucs Council i will be getting round to all 4 local authorities and other user groups so we can build a community that has

URGENT - Looking for Providers

SGS are holding an Employability conference on the Wednesday 9th May for their Level 2 learners and would like contributors - Please see further details below....

ESFA Bulletin April

1. Action: local authorities to submit adult education budget and apprenticeship funds return by 30 April 2018 2. Information: T level panel recruitment The Department for Education is recruiting for the next phase of T level panels in the 5 routes which will be delivered from 2022: 3. Information: calling all users of Information Exchange Thank you to all of you who have given feedback so far. To support the research, we want to talk to a broad mix of customers in different roles and organisation types. Your input will help us make user centred improvements and prioritise future developments 4. Information: high needs allocated place numbers We’ve published the high needs place number

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