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Apprentices take over the Commons

170 apprentices travelled to the House of Commons today in an ‘Apprentices take over the Commons’ event. Minister Robert Halfon, Nus Ghani MP and Joe Billington, National Apprenticeship Service, all addressed the apprentices and employers who attended. Apprentices at...

Damar Training’s Annual Apprenticeship Awards 2017 – the results!

We are delighted to announce the results of Damar Training’s Annual Apprenticeship Awards 2017. Headquartered in Stockport, Damar is one of the country’s leading providers of apprenticeships and, over the past year, has worked with over 1,700 apprentices at more than...

Exhibit at Choices – Greater Manchester Careers Event

Choices is a partnership event brought to you by the Careers and Enterprise Company, WorldSkills UK, Prospects and key organisations in Greater Manchester including the GMLPN. Exhibiting at Choices offers your organisation the opportunity to be part of a great event....

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Skills Funding Letter sets out funding priorities for 2017/18

The Minister of State for Skills has published his letter that sets out the funding available for apprenticeships, adult further education and skills for 2017-18. It is interesting to note the % changes year on year. Compared 2017/18 to 2016/17, the following applies:...

Training Needs Analysis for the FE & Training Sector

As part of the commitment to evidence-based policy and practice, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) today announces their intention to conduct a cross-sector Training Needs Analysis for staff in the FE and training sector. The survey will be co-designed by...

Apprentices take over the Commons

170 apprentices travelled to the House of Commons today in an ‘Apprentices take over the Commons’ event. Minister Robert Halfon, Nus Ghani MP and Joe Billington, National Apprenticeship Service, all addressed the apprentices and employers who attended. Apprentices at...

Damar Training’s Annual Apprenticeship Awards 2017 – the results!

We are delighted to announce the results of Damar Training’s Annual Apprenticeship Awards 2017. Headquartered in Stockport, Damar is one of the country’s leading providers of apprenticeships and, over the past year, has worked with over 1,700 apprentices at more than...

Exhibit at Choices – Greater Manchester Careers Event

Choices is a partnership event brought to you by the Careers and Enterprise Company, WorldSkills UK, Prospects and key organisations in Greater Manchester including the GMLPN. Exhibiting at Choices offers your organisation the opportunity to be part of a great event....

Reach for your Life’s Goals, Erasmus+ European Project

Reach for your Life’s Goals (RLG) is an Erasmus+ European project involving 4 countries, Hungary, Germany, UK, and Poland. Its purpose is to develop and test training materials and assessment tools that will help young NEET people, in the age group 16-24, to meet...

Work Experience in Study Programme Project

How many times have you read Ofsted reports stating “There are inconsistencies across the college/training provider in its management and delivery of work experience within Study Programmes” or that “work experience is not used effectively”? How we can help… We offer...

Apprenticeship Levy and Funding Reform

The first opportunity for employers and training providers to submit their application to enter the new Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers has now closed with the results expected in early March prior to the new system becoming operational in May 2017....

Accounting Apprentice is a Cut Above at L’Oréal

Bury College apprentice Mike Nelson has been praised for his fantastic progress during his AAT accounting apprenticeship with the cosmetics leader L’Oréal, who are looking to continue to support him to the next level. Having had a keen interest in accounting for a...

The Skills Co Apprentice Flourishing in Creative Role

We spoke to Olivia, Marketing Apprentice at Marketing Manchester, to hear about her apprenticeship journey so far… Where did you go to school/college? What was your experience of education like? I went to Hyde Clarendon Sixth Form, the lifestyle of college was very...

First Employ the First Customer Service Apprentices in Transport

First have become the first employer to employ apprentices in their industry. Watch the video below to gain insight into how Beth and Kyle will progress with First by hearing from Kirsty Guant, Training and Development Coach, as well Beth, Customer Service...