Second is our Autumn WTPN Quarterly meeting, it’s at Engineers House again, 9.00am – 1.30pm and it’s on Thursday 20th September, please book here as soon as you can so I can get the catering numbers arranged.
Chris Jones from Ofsted has promised to make it this time, along with the Apprenticeship Ambassadors and we have Heather Frankham founder of Lifetime Training speaking about how to grow a Training provider which should be very interesting.
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We have two important WTPN events coming up in September in the same week.
First, on the 18th September we have our Annual ‘Meet the Provider’ event where the regions IAG’s and advisers, influencers of young people, come to meet the regions providers in a noisy Networking 3 hours.
This will be the fourth time that we have run this joint event with Bristol City Council who once again have kindly donated the premises and put a lot of activity into making this work.
Now that many colleagues have started their holidays, the ESFA have opened the Non Levy allocation growth window,(which is always helpful to do it in the holidays), here is the detail for you, it opened last week… You are now able to submit growth requests for your 16 to 18 and adult non-levy apprenticeship contract for the 2018 to 2019 funding year.
Please send your completed growth request forms to Provider.PerformanceManagement@Education.GOV.UK and your provider manager
I spoke at the last Network meeting about WECA (Henry) being interested to hear our views on AEB funding and delivery, what were the challenges and successes from smaller providers, sub-contractors etc. If you would like to take part in a discussion, Henry has offered us this opportunity, please express your interest by emailing me here. it will be sometime around the end of August.
The West of England Joint Committee has agreed to invest £6m in a new 2500m2 Construction Skills Centre at City of Bristol College. The centre will provide training in construction skills to around 850 learners over the first three years, through Higher Apprenticeships and more traditional learning routes, providing much-needed skilled workers for the city and wider region
At our last meeting CogNassist gave a presentation on their software and coaching support for providers to maximise how they draw funding for LDD students and then support them. Here are the slides again. If you might be interested in a joint approach to obtain a better price for their services, please email me here...