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Countdown Issue 1013

The Budget has dominated the whole week with the Treasury choosing to trail the apprenticeship and traineeship announcements last weekend. It was rather cheekily pointed out to me that I could retire happy because I was quoted in the Daily Express! Nice thought but with so much still to do, my dream of retiring to a gite in Provence will have to wait just a while longer! On a more serious note, the reaction to the increased employer incentives for apprenticeships has been interesting and I

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Budget 2021: Increased incentives for apprenticeships and traineeship boost welcomed

The body which represents 800 training providers who train 7 out of 10 apprentices in England and supply the vast majority of traineeships has responded positively to the chancellor’s Budget boosts for skills. Association of Employment and Learning Providers chief executive Jane Hickie said: “The boost for traineeships so soon after last July’s investment is exactly the type of support that young people need to secure a job opportunity as we emerge from lockdown.

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Countdown Issue 1012

Well we got there in the end. On Wednesday, the government finally announced that teacher assessments for functional skills qualifications (FSQs) will be permitted where live or remote assessments cannot be undertaken. However, teacher assessments cannot begin until after Easter. This was followed by an announcement on Thursday reintroducing the flexibility to allow the resequencing of end point assessment (EPA) ahead of FSQs. This will come in immediately and run until the end of May. More

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9 Mar

Managing Prior Learning Effectively for the NHS

All training providers need to interpret the funding rules on prior learning in the context of their delivery model, particularly in the context of the NHS. This includes how prior learning may affect the funding levels and the pattern of delivery. Facilitator: Stewart Segal, AEGIS, AELP Board member and Chair: Cheryl Swales, National Operations Manager, AELP Sponsored patron webinar by Health Education England. Please register with a business email address for your complimentary place.

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11 Mar

Logistics and Transport Sector Forum

This sector forum is Chaired by James Billingham, Skills Office Ltd and vice chaired by Andy Frost MD of Merlin Supply Chain Solutions limited. It is supported by Simon Ashworth, AELP Chief Policy Officer and managed by Cheryl Swales, AELP National Operations Manager.

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11 Mar

IR35 – the new rules which will apply to the private sector from April 2021

This webinar will explain what the new rules are and particularly how freelance contractors etc. in our sector (and those who use them) will be affected and subject to new status determinations with tax consequences. Complimentary for AELP members.

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Budget 2021 'Super-deduction' details announced - computer equipment and servers, vans, office chairs and desks etc… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Improv4Business is an approved supporting provider on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

We provide presentation and public speaking skills training utilising improvisation and acting techniques. Our training can work either as stand-alone courses or support your learners working towards standards which include a presentation in the end-point assessment.

With over 13 years experience in delivering presentation and public speaking skills training, we are the perfect provider to help your apprentices to reach their full potential. Let us be the catalyst to enable your apprentices to flourish!

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Endless Possibilities is Walsall Council’s award winning Apprenticeship programme. We have nearly 400 Apprentices across the Council and our maintained schools and cover a wide range of Apprenticeships - including Degree level - in areas such as Teaching, Finance, Business Support, ICT/Digital, Project Management, Social Work, Civil Engineering to name but a few.

We also promote Apprenticeships across the wider community and are proud members of the West Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador network.

For more information visit go.walsall.gov.uk/apprenticeships
Please ensure you follow us on Twitter @Walsall_Apps and our Endless Possibilities Facebook Page to keep up with all of our Apprenticeship activities.

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