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Countdown Issue 960

It is a strange period – strange in a positive way. What an amazing apprenticeship week and we have been bombarded with incredible stories of apprenticeships at all levels. I have a long list of links to stories from across the country of the impact apprenticeships have had for individuals and employers. The fact that an unprecedent 35 MPs have contacted us to arrange to see apprentices in their constituencies, with requests still flowing in shows that apprenticeships and skills are top of

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“Leave the apprenticeship levy alone”, say group of UK’s largest employers

On behalf of a group of large apprenticeship levy paying employers including RBS, Coca-Cola European Partners and Kier Group, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers is issuing a statement which calls for the government to leave the levy alone, preserve entry points to apprenticeships at all levels and recognise that SMEs need their apprenticeships properly funded as well skilled supply chains. Chair of the large employer group, Sharon Blyfield of Coca-Cola European Partners, said:

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Countdown Issue 959

I am writing this as Apprenticeship Week is in full flow. It is great to see so many of you at all the events I am attending and hopefully get to catch up with a lot of you at our Spring Conference in Birmingham on Thursday. I have so much I would like to write about and have a tonne of articles I want to point you all to – some of the amazing things I am hearing about, the incredible work our members are doing and some of the challenges we are facing. For example, we read about Vauxhall

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20 Feb

The EIF and SEND learners

The Further Education and Skills Handbook 2019 says: ‘Before making the final judgement on overall effectiveness, inspectors must evaluate the extent to which the education and training provided meets the needs of all learners. This includes learners with SEND and those who have high needs.’ In this complimentary webinar you’ll learn more about what Ofsted expects from providers and how to deliver it using Cognassist.

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25 Feb

Effective Corporate Governance in relation to the EIF

This webinar will outline the key concepts that link the role of governance to the new Education Inspection Framework, especially in relation to the intent, implementation and impact of the curriculum. It will include a review of published inspection findings under the EIF with an emphasis on the role of governance in improving provision. It will also give an outline on how to evaluate the effectiveness of governance, with a brief introduction to the Code of Good Governance for ITPs.

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26 Feb

Creative and Design Sector Forum

This is a new sector forum group which was set up in October 2018. It is chaired by Alexis Michaelides - Founder of Big Creative Education, supported by Paul Warner, AELP Director of Research and Development and managed by Cheryl Swales, AELP Project Manager.

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