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Countdown Issue 887

You don’t need to be a mind reader to probably know the latest one thing that is on everyone’s mind at the moment … last week’s announcement by the ESFA in regards April 2019 and future of the non-levy contracts. April 2019 being when the current non-levy apprenticeship contracts were due to expire and government’s aspiration was for all employers to use the apprenticeship service to access apprenticeship funding. In the statement published last Thursday, the ESFA announced they will be

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A Level results: Government’s ‘new norm’ of choice between university and an apprenticeship unfulfilled as mishandling of levy reforms sees apprenticeship opportunities slump

Thousands of young people receiving their A level results on Thursday will be disappointed to find that the debt-free choice of a higher or degree level apprenticeship may not be available to them. This comes five years after former prime minister David Cameron said he wanted it to ‘to be the new norm for young people to either go to university or into an apprenticeship’.

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ESFA announcement on apprenticeship service transition

The Education and Skills Funding Agency announced on 9 August that all employers would not be able to use the apprenticeship service to access apprenticeship funding from April 2019 as previously planned. To ensure a more gradual and stable transition, the Agency will instead extend current contracts for training providers delivering training for employers that do not pay the apprenticeship levy for 12 months, from April 2019 to March 2020.

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16 Aug

Observation Feedback Fundamentals

This webinar is designed to help participants improve their understanding of the fundamentals of post observation dialogue and what effectively managed ones look like.

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16 Aug

Hospitality Sector Forum

The AELP Hospitality Skills Sector Forum is a half day provider event. The event is complimentary to all AELP Members wishing to attend. The Hospitality Skills Sector Forum aims to capture the views and common interest of members involved in the development and delivery of skills and employability provision in the Hospitality industry. The meeting will also include an update on new policy developments and fun

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21 Aug

Analysing Data – measuring learner progress

This webinar will provide a clear insight into collecting, analysing and presenting key data to show the impact of your work upon both overall organisational performance and that upon the progress made by individual learners.

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Genius Within is staffed by Occupational Psychologists and business coaches with national coverage, specializing in support for individuals with neurodiversity such as Dyslexia, Autism and ADHD. We offer a unique service, which can be fully funded through the Additional Learner Support fund. Learners do not need an existing diagnosis to access our services. Our program consists of an initial assessment, followed by personalised strategy coaching to ensure retention and success for any apprentice that may have additional learning needs. Coaching focuses on topics such as memory, organisation and communication that are critical components of functional skills and workplace performance.

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