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Countdown Issue 896

After last weeks Countdown, I got a fairly prompt email from my dad – he said he was learning the words to ‘Don’t fence me in’ sung by Bing Crosby and Roy Rogers. Sort of depends where the care worker level 2 ends up, to be honest dad – maybe you need a chat with Sir Gerry! There has been a lot of heartfelt sympathy towards those working on the chalk face at 3aaa as it went into administration. At a time when a lot of organisations are looking for good staff, we hope they find new roles

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Countdown Issue 895

Many of you will have seen the AELP tweet - we are now funding a level 2 fence installer on a £7k funding band. The funding band for a level 2 care worker is £3k. A member suggested to me today, maybe the new social care policy is just to make sure all the old people are contained adequately within well installed fencing – while reading their old MBA text books. I am not sure that is the rationale for the difference in funding – I hope not, but if it is – watch out mum and dad. This is one

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AELP statement on the funding of Further Education

In advance of Colleges Week on 15-19 October, AELP CEO Mark Dawe has made the following statement:

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24 Oct

Higher Degree Level Special Interest Group

The AELP Higher Level Skills SIG aims to create a forum in which members can consider the opportunities available to providers wishing to develop a portfolio of provision at higher or degree level. The meetings will also capture the views and common interest of members already involved in the development and delivery of provision at this level that can help to inform AELP’s view on key policy issues.

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24 Oct

CEO Update Webinar

An update from AELP's Chief Executive, Mark Dawe on key issues arising over the past month. This month's agenda will comprise: 1. Outcomes of party conferences 2. Apprenticeship reforms update 3. IfA funding band review 4. Education select committee recommendations 5. Standards and EPA 6. AEB procurement update 7. AELP Autumn Conference 2018 8. Q&As Sponsored by CognAssist.

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24 Oct

Logistics and Transport Sector Forum

The aims of the Logistics and Transport Sector Forum is to capture the views and common interest of members involved in the development and delivery of skills and or employability provision in the logistics and supply chain industry across all levels. The agenda will focus on topical and key issues of the day e.g. apprenticeship and traineeship funding reforms, trailblazer updates and key policy updates.

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France faces growing threat of skills shortages via @FT ft.com/content/f8f4be…

Germany’s Mittelstand puts happy workers over profits via @FT “the Mittelstand accounts for 70 per cent of all jobs… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Independent Training & Skills Services Ltd

 

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

 

 

Firebrand Training

 

Firebrand is the UK's leader in accelerated learning, providing the fastest, most comprehensive and industry-relevant training to IT and digital professionals at every stage of their careers since 2001. Over 68,000 students have received the knowledge and credentials that businesses need, faster than any other provider through our proven accelerated learning model.


Firebrand is a provider for every IT professional, from apprentices changing or starting their career to senior managers exploring the latest products. Once in our training centre, students eat, sleep and breathe new learning, gaining as much from the experiences of their classmates as from their Firebrand instructor’s expertise. This immersive approach develops knowledgeable, practical and collaborative professionals who are ready to accelerate their careers in IT through a commitment to lifelong learning.

https://firebrand.training/uk/apprenticeships

 

 

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Specialists in education technology and digital learning resources, Laser Learning successfully provide the Laser e-portfolio and signature Laser Lessons to colleges, training providers, and businesses across the UK and internationally. Our fully audit-compliant Laser e-portfolio, developed by education professionals, blends assessment with additional digital resources written by subject specialists covering learning outcomes for a wide selection of UK qualifications.
Each of our Laser Lessons has been developed to engage and educate learners using a variety of appropriate material including filmed tutorials, good practice example videos, reading, and extended learning.
Learning materials endorsed by NCFE CACHE and Skills for Care.


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