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Countdown 940

Had a great meeting this morning with Liverpool Combined Authority, the local provider network and members of our devolution working group. What is clear is there is a lot to play for. Most of the combined authorities have spoken about this year being a transition year – not destabilising, ensuring payments work, building capacity in the authorities and the provider base. Each authority is taking different approaches to sub-contractors and range of other rules and we are slowly building up a

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Countdown Issue 939

I am writing this waiting for the spending review, or spending round as it has been described, wondering whether the government has given any thought as to how they are going to fund the hole in non-levy apprenticeships. We have had the extra £400m for FE announced earlier. Any new money to FE has to be welcomed and I am sure many of our members who offer study programmes will be pleased. It shows that FE is on the radar of the Treasury, Number 10 and DfE which is good (and the chancellor men

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Countdown Issue 938

I am sitting at Kazan Airport at 6am (that’s 4am your time) and it seems a good way to pass the time before our flight and to write the intro to countdown – so sorry if it is a little chatty and slightly tired. We were celebrating Team UK winning four medals and fifteen medallions of excellence and got back to the hotel at 1am this morning. Full details of the results are below but look how the WorldSkills UK press release starts: “Team UK - The UK’s top young students & apprentices (and for

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17 Sep

Webinar: What Ofsted looks for in highly effective leaders and managers

This webinar will tell you what matters most to Ofsted inspectors when they look at leadership and management on inspection and how their focus is likely to change with the introduction of the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF). The EIF is being implemented by Ofsted in September 2019 for all post-16 education settings, including colleges, training providers, employer providers and local authorities.

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18 Sep

Construction Sector Forum (1)

The AELP Construction sector forum is complimentary member event, kindly sponsored by NOCN. This sector forum was re-launched in September 2018 with NOCN's MD Graham Hasting-Evans (chair), and Mark Buckton (vice chair), leading the group. The forum group is supported by Paul Warner, AELP director of Research and Development and managed by Cheryl Swales, AELP Project Manager.

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19 Sep

Creative and Design Sector Forum

This is a new sector forum group which was set up in October 2018. It is chaired by Alexis Michaelides - Founder of Big Creative Education, supported by Paul Warner, AELP Director of Research and Development and managed by Cheryl Swales, AELP Project Manager.

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