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RAISE PROGRAMME- building careers across Greater Manchester

Get a Level 6 qualified careers adviser in to your training establishment to support your clients, fully funded by the European Social Fund. Good careers guidance helps individual’s increase their life time earnings and make better choices.  Taking part in RAISE will...

Updated Further Education and Skills inspection Handbook

Ofsted have updated the Further Education and Skills inspection handbook for use from September 2017. A copy is available to download here from our resources section of the website. Further resources such as funding summaries can be accessed by members...

Protecting crowded places from terrorism

Highlighted during out Network Meeting on July 12,  was the guidance available for members to use in relation to protecting crowded places from terrorism.  Details of what is available from gov.uk can be found below: The guidance from the Royal Institute of British...

Skills for Business Awards – Your Second Chance to Submit!

Final Nominations Close 21 July 2017 Dry those tears – if you missed the submission deadline for your Skills for Business Awards entry, then it’s your lucky day. We have extended the deadline until close of play Friday 21 July....

A warm welcome to our newest member – Fir Tree Fishery CIC

Fir Tree Fishery CIC is an alternative education training provider based in Wigan that has developed a niche Traineeship provision with great success over the past 4 years. The organisation was originally established in 2011 to support anglers with physical...

ESFA Publishes Guidance on 20% Off-The-Job Training

The ESFA has published Guidance for employers and training providers on the off-the-job training requirements involved in an apprenticeship.  Members can download the guidance below. ESFA Off-the-job Training Guidance...

Upcoming Apprenticeship Ambassador Training

Many current and former ambassadors have stated that the programmes has given them new skills that they can utilise at work, such as: Increased confidence Improved communication skills Further knowledge of Apprenticeships and how they could benefit your own careers...

AELP National Conference 2017 Summary

The AELP Conference took place this week which included the key note speech by the new skills minister Anne Milton. FE Week have provided a comprehensive summary of the Conference which you can access...

#SEEDIFFERENT – Phase 2

#SEEDIFFERENT is Marketing and Communications project to raise awareness and interest in Apprenticeships across GM. It is now in its second phase. The website (www.theapprenticeshiphub.co.uk) is well developed, with rich content and has gathered considerable momentum...

Alliance Learning hold Engineering taster day

Year 10 pupils from Smithills High School were treated to a day of vocational related activities at an event held by Horwich based, award winning, training provider, Alliance Learning and GTA England. The group of 10 students visited Alliance Learning’s training...

Ofsted News…Congratulations to Alliance Learning

Bolton based Alliance Learning, one of the leading independent training providers in the North West, has yet again achieved impressive results in its most recent Ofsted short inspection. The May 2017 letter states that the training provider has remained a Grade 2...