Countdown Issue 899
Come on government – how hard can it be to set a date for when the 5% contribution comes in – or are you deliberately looking to reduce start numbers further and push providers into bankruptcy – one way to reduce the numbers on the register I suppose. I would like to thank the person who gave me this stinking cold – range of possible culprits – finance director of one of our larger members, MD of another, or the scores of people spluttering on the underground. Or my kids! Some chunky themes
Autumn Budget 2018
After strong lobbying by AELP, the chancellor’s autumn budget on 29 October contained a welcome announcement that the employer co-investment rate for taking on apprentice is being halved to 5%. Confirmation of the date of implementation for this measure will follow in due course. In response, AELP CEO Mark Dawe said, ““This is a major and positive shift which AELP has been pushing hard for since before the levy was introduced and it should enable providers to work with smaller businesses
Patron Think Piece - Apprenticeships are changing
It’s now approaching 2 years since we started to see the early effects of the wide reaching Apprenticeship Reform Programme. In this time, I’ve worked with teams and employers of all shapes, sizes and sectors and it’s fair to say that it’s been a huge learning curve for all involved. Navigating a new system, and all of the ambiguities that come with it, is never easy. However, despite some negativity around the current failings of the apprenticeship system, I believe that there are plenty of
Digital Marketing and Communication for WBL (2 of 3) Content is Key to Success – Part 2
In this non-technical webinar, which is part 2 in a series of 3, you will receive practical advice from a presenter who has launched a successful e-commerce business and knows the work based learning sector well. Knowledge is key to help inform your digital marketing strategy and support you in identifying appropriate content, so knowing what your competitors are doing is a great advantage. In this webinar we will look at some useful tools for competitor intelligence and creating content.
Understanding the New Apprenticeship Landscape Workshop
Killer factors that make or break a training provider
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Bally Bhogal is Founder and CEO of ITSS Ltd, a niche consultancy advising large and small organisations on all aspects of training and Apprenticeships. ITSS services include brokerage, Employer-Provider Apprenticeship programme implementation, IQA services and bespoke projects, including research, bid-writing, training audits, employer engagement and policy framework development.
Bally has over 15 years’ experience in funded training and Apprenticeships and is the creator and developer of the unique end-to-end Spectrum-39™ Model for Apprenticeship programme implementation and management.
Bally is a regular speaker on the Apprenticeship agenda at events and conferences for various of organisations including the FSB and the AELP.
Contact Details: Bally Bhogal, [email protected], 07399 426907
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