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Boris Johnson’s promise on apprenticeships

On Monday 8 July 2019, Boris Johnson used his regular Telegraph column to champion apprenticeships (http://bit.ly/32FMZkX). After a visit to meet BAE apprentices who were building a naval frigate on the River Clyde in Glasgow, he wrote: “When they have finished their apprenticeships, they will almost certainly have a high-wage, high-skill job that will absorb their concentration and their energies for decades to come”. He added: “We have a mismatch: unsatisfied university graduates, and

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Countdown Issue 932

In November we will be witnessing a Dr Who moment – Gerry transforming into Jenny!! Congratulations to Jennifer Coupland (I don’t think you can call her Jenny by the way!). And well done IfATE for a great appointment. You can see AELP’s response below; I really believe this could be the beginning of a new era - you can throw that back at me at Christmas if it isn’t the case. Meanwhile the fight continues over level 2. And actually not just level 2 – look at the result of the AELP survey of

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‘Social care crisis made worse by poorly funded training’, new AELP survey finds

The country’s unqualified adult carer crisis is being exacerbated by the government’s refusal to properly fund apprenticeships in the sector, according to a new survey published today. Training providers who train Adult Care Worker apprentices say that the prescribed funding rate for the apprenticeship programme at levels 2 and 3 (intermediate and advanced) is completely unviable. As a result, 59% of the surveyed providers are either reducing the number of apprentice carers they train or

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23 Jul

Webinar: Funding eligibility requirements for adult learning

This 'member exclusive webinar' is designed to help participants develop their understanding of how they can ensure they are identifying the right source of funding for their 19+ adult classroom learners.

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25 Jul

AELP London: Train the Trainer – Functional Skills Maths - Sold Out

Train the Trainer - Functional Skills Maths

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31 Jul

Train the Trainer – Functional Skills English - Sold Out

Train the Trainer - Functional Skills English

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SEP Educational Services

SEP Educational Services are a specialist training provider of funded and non-funded training programmes, most notably within IT.
Based in Essex and delivering nationally, we have significant commercial training experience within Microsoft, Cisco, Networking, Database’s, Project Management and most recently, a leading provider in Cyber Security with clients ranging from individual learners, the MoD and national blue-chip organisations where we are a preferred supplier. Most recently, our sister company has been awarded GCHQ accreditation.

Our mission is to engage, educate and inspire learners to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to start or improve their careers.

 

For more information visit http://www.sep-edu.co.uk/

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