WTPN Newsletter 30th April 2018

Morning all, hoping the weekend went well for you? Here is some of the latest local and National news, events and resources for you. Please note that our next Summer WTPN Quarterly meeting is on Friday 22nd June, Engineers House, please contact me here to reserve your place, so far we have Ofsted, WECA and the Apprenticeship Ambassadors coming to speak..... Forums: Are the right people from your teams signed up, here is the latest post from an adviser at 1625ip, can you help with this post? 'I am working with a young person aged 17 who has been told by the job center to do the training to obtain a cscs card for working on site. Since Reform have stopped this provision for under 19s i c

16 to 18 traineeships and adult education budget growth requests

Providers can now submit requests for increases to 16 to 18 traineeships and adult education budget contract values for the 2017 to 2018 funding year. Completed growth request forms must be sent to and provider managers before 5pm on Wednesday, 2 May. For further information, please refer to version 3 of the adult education budget funding and performance management rules 2017 to 2018. A recap of the apprenticeship levy transfer Transfers are being introduced to give levy-paying employers more flexibility in how they spend their apprenticeship service funds. They can be used to fund apprenticeships in another organisation. Funds will be transfer

From FE Week...Apprenticeship starts were down 31 per cent in January on the same period in 2017, th

The news comes just days after the chancellor Philip Hammond admitted to Parliament that he had expected the apprenticeship levy would usher in a fall in starts – but not quite to this extent. There were 25,400 starts in the first month of 2018 – down 11,300 from January 2017’s provisional total of 36,700, according to the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s monthly apprenticeship statistics update, published April 19. The latest figures represent a bigger proportionate drop than in December, which saw a 23-per-cent year-on-year fall in starts. “I recognise that starts are down—we always expected that,” he said during Treasury questions on April 17. “There are fewer starts than

GDPR - Are you ready?

Resource on our website (specifically for education providers) here, and other information from JISC below. Also here is a really good document outlining some of the important bits we need to think about as providers from our colleagues in the Gloucester Network.....and some slides kindly passed on from AELP Here is again some practical resources and advice to help you prepare for the new GDPR legislation, which replaces the Data Protection Act and will come into effect in May 2018. Preparing for GDPR Assistance for colleges, universities and other higher education institutions in understanding some of the key changes Data protection A quick guide to the law around how colleges, univers

Workshops - Ofsted Nominee training -

It wasnt long ago that we held a successful workshop for Ofsted Nominee's, I have received a request from a member to put another member of staff on a workshop, is this of interest to you? Is there another member of your team thaty would like to be trained? Please contact me here if this is of interest

Department for Education

16 to 19 study programmes: guide for providers Information for education and training providers on the planning and delivery of study programmes. Added new guidance for the 2018 to 2019 academic year.The 2017 to 2018 guidance remains valid until the end of the current academic year.

AELP Offer

Are you a member of AELP, do you want to become one? There is a 15% discount for members of the WTPN, this can still be claimed if you have renewed but didnt claim 1st time around. Please email me here if you are interested in joining them or want to claim your 15% discount and have already renewed, thanks...

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....

National Careers Service - Inspiration Agenda Employer and Education Brokerage

We are here to help businesses to engage with educational establishments. Schools and educational establishments are always looking to engage with local employers to support them with their careers programmes. This could include: Careers and Skills Events Careers Talks Mock Interviews CV and Interview Workshops Mentoring and Coaching Work Place Visits Work Experience If you would like to find out more, please contact:

URGENT Please reply to Mike (email address below) if you want to attend the Universal Credit event o

From: Warner Michael DWP HORFIELD [mailto:MICHAEL.WARNER@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK] Partners, Further to my email, copied below, dated 4th April, I regret to advise that thus far only nine partners have replied & confirmed. Sovereign housing, WRAMAS, Ashley Community Housing, Nelson Trust, Perennial, W2W, Shelter, CHAS & Aashyana Advice. This is clearly not enough to justify the investment of time of over 50 work coaches and 7 managers! Please reply asap to confirm or decline attendance. Need a reply by 1st May, I will update everyone on 2nd May as to if the event is going ahead. I sincerely hope to are able to attend, I know our Work Coaches are eager to meet you. Kind regard


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