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AELP response to launch of IfATE’s Quality Strategy

Commenting on today’s publication by the Institute for Apprenticeships of its new Quality Strategy, AELP CEO Mark Dawe said: “AELP strongly supports and promotes high quality apprenticeships for employers and apprentices and high standards in the Quality Strategy. Good providers have a vital role in ensuring quality because they deliver all aspects of apprentice training and support, especially the on-the-job training and day-today development of the apprentice. This requires a robust regime

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Countdown Issue 916

Straight to business... Finally the funding rules are out (see below for a summary) confirming the 25% transfer and the 5% co-investment date at the start of April for implementation. We have been asked by some whether the government funding is staying at 90% and the co-investment at 5%, so the provider gets less. The answer is no – the government funding goes up to 95% making up for the 5% less co-investment. What we all know now is that there isn’t enough money in the contracts for

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‘Top-end apprenticeships should no longer be levy funded to stop levy going into the red’

Apprenticeship training providers have called for the radical step of removing the highest and degree level apprenticeships from the scope of levy funding in order to relieve growing pressures on the levy. Funding for these apprenticeships should instead be consistent with whatever the Post 18 Education and Funding Review proposes for full time higher education with a combination of student loan, government grant and employer support where appropriate. Even under a different funding

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26 Mar

Webinar: Summary of 'lessons learnt' from EPAs conducted so far

Those wishing to understand End Point Assessment and some of the key experiences and lessons, which NOCN has experienced in the last two years of delivery. Thomas Burton will discuss problems, challenging situations and try to dispel some of the myths around the EPA process.

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27 Mar

Webinar: An overview of VAT legislation and practice, as it affects the education sector

This webinar will provide a guide through the VAT legislation, as it affects the education sector, with a particular focus on apprenticeships, employability support and vocational learning. It will provide: - a good grounding in VAT legislation and HMRC practice; - an overview of recent changes to the VAT treatment of the provision of education; - a road map to the future development of the tax.

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28 Mar

Webinar: Functional Skills Reform Process - what you need to know

This short webinar will provide up to date information to support the ongoing planning and preparation for the new Functional Skills for maths and English on September 1st 2019. The core content will cover updates on the processes for assessment and training and support available to ease the transition. Delegates attending the webinar who have not accessed the ‘Preparing to Implement the Functional Skills Reforms’ webinar will be given access to the overview materials.

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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.

 

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