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Countdown Issue 924

This week’s countdown comes from the North – well my return from the North – spent the day in Manchester with our devolution steering group, Greater Manchester Combined Authority at Mantra training - sector one – logistics and warehousing. This was followed by a fascinating visit to the Textile Centre of Excellence in Huddersfield – a casualty of minimum contracts during the non-levy procurement, despite being the centre for over 100 employers and a vital part of the training and development

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Countdown Issue 922

Things are warming up on the social mobility and apprenticeships front. Firstly there was: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2019/03/08/graduates-immature-skills-minister-suggests-urges-youngsters/ University graduates are immature, irresponsible and cannot communicate effectively when they enter the workplace, the skills minister has suggested as she urged more people to do apprenticeships instead. Anne Milton MP, a former nurse, said that many employers have been reducing their graduate

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Patron Think Piece - Can structured data ease the pain of apprenticeship compliance?

The idea that apprenticeship compliance is onerous has become a familiar motif. But if data is structured, argues John Brightwell, CTO of MWS Technology Ltd and the developer of the Aptem platform, organisations can be audit and inspection-ready. The idea that business and other organisations are overregulated has become a familiar motif, associated with the ‘slashing red tape’ agenda from parts of the media and government. We all know that apprenticeships have complex compliance requirements,

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21 May

Webinar: Preparation for self-assessment for NHS employer providers

This webinar is designed for NHS Employer Providers new to self-assessment. The aim is to provide an essential guide to writing an effective and meaningful self-assessment report that helps drive forward organisational performance.

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21 May

Webinar: Understanding the new Ofsted inspection framework for post 16 education and training

This webinar is intended to help providers understand the new approach and raise their awareness as to how they can prepare and produce evidence that is consistent with the new inspection focus.

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23 May

Preparing learners for the reformed Functional Skills Assessments – Level 1 and Level 2 – English

This one day workshop will explore the assessment requirements for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional English, across all components. The content is designed to support staff who are preparing learners for final assessment in Functional English at Level 1 and 2 in order to be confident with the enhanced requirements for the final assessment process and ensure that learners are provided with the best level of preparation.

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