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Administrators, what can you do with a minute?

Posted by Lauren Hancox on May 22, 2017

Managing time (or simply the notion of not having enough of it), seems to be a daily challenge for all learning providers. We asked providers from the further and higher education space as well as the work-based learning sector; to tell us their common day to day headaches; and we weren’t surprised to read that 25% of the post 16 sector find ‘lack of time’; the squeeze on people and the need to do more with less, a constant pressure.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

10 on-the-job training roles for career success

Posted by Tribal Group on April 28, 2017

Apprentices want intense training, a clear career path, good pay, and to be inspired.

Here are ten fantastic roles that tick all boxes:

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

5 things to think about now that you are an employer training provider

Posted by Tribal Group on April 13, 2017

Congratulations! If you're reading this you may have recently found out that you have made it onto the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. Step one may be complete - but the hard work starts now.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Top ten tips for self-assessment

Posted by Tribal Group on March 17, 2017

Self-assessment is widely-regarded as an essential element of the improvement cycle, but it is all too often misunderstood and maligned. Learning to self-assess effectively as an organisation is not easy and the skills to do so have to be developed. 

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Topics: Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability

Six apprenticeship levy myths that need to be put straight

Posted by Tribal Group on January 5, 2017

2017 - the year of the apprenticeship levy has arrived.

From April 6, the levy will come into effect and eligible employers will begin to pay. Over the next three years, the levy is expected to fund the government’s target of three million new apprenticeships.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Apprenticeship Reforms: Thinking of becoming an employer-provider?

Posted by Tribal Group on December 14, 2016

So after much deliberation and discussion you have decided that becoming an employer-provider is a viable and attractive option for your organisation.

You have analysed your levy bill, reviewed your workforce skill needs, evaluated your L&D and talent development programmes in line with available standards and decided that delivering your own apprenticeship programmes is the most effective pathway for you.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Time to decide - what is the levy strategy for your business?

Posted by James Hill on November 9, 2016

2017 will be a turning point for employers, employees and apprenticeships as a whole.

By now I expect every employer understands what the apprenticeship levy is and, financially, how this will affect their business. Despite this, with only 6 months until the levy comes into effect, many organisations still have no clear strategy for embracing the levy and utilising their levy funds.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Apprenticeship reform 2017: What do we know so far?

Posted by James Hill on September 14, 2016

Four months ago I sat in the Palace of Westminster listening to an FE Week debate which featured a number of leading figures within the learning and skills sector air their views on the proposed reforms to apprenticeship funding, delivery and assessment.

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Topics: Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability

A vote to leave – what's the outlook for the education sector?

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on June 28, 2016

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union was a shock to many, and will certainly have significant and far-reaching implications for the future of our country. In a previous post we looked at the differing views for those who wanted to leave and those who wanted to remain, and what a Brexit would mean for education.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

Should we stay or should we go?

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on May 27, 2016

Should we stay or should we go? On Thursday 23rd June Britain will decide whether it should leave or remain in the European Union. Over recent weeks we have heard many arguments from both sides of the campaign. Our holidays will cost more, our house values will plummet and thousands of jobs would be put at risk, or we would be billions of pounds better off, have full control over our borders and not be held back by the rules and regulations imposed on us from Brussels.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability