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Top tips to get onto the Register of Apprenticeship Training providers

Posted by Hannah Muckersie on October 18, 2018

Government officials have been pretty quiet since the last window of the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) opened in October 2017, with just a few surprise additions to the register, bringing the total number of providers to 2,588.  The long-awaited next window of applications is expected to open later this year.  

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Are you ready to be an employer provider? Five things you need to consider.

Posted by Tribal Group on October 15, 2018

If you’re considering becoming an employer provider you’ll need to apply to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP). But before you do, it’s worth making these five components the basis of your feasibility study:

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Want a bigger training budget? Use the Apprenticeship Levy to upskill your NHS workforce

Posted by Ben Park on October 11, 2018

70 years of the NHS is definitely something to celebrate! But can it also be said that HR and Training Managers of NHS Trusts are celebrating the Apprenticeship Levy? Check out this week’s blog to find out why Ben Park, Senior Project Support Officer at Health Education England, says they should…

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Choosing the right apprenticeship training provider

Posted by Carla Martinho on October 4, 2018

You’ve made the decision to take on apprentices, your headcount has been approved, you’ve got resources to support them through their learning and your CFO is champing at the bit to recoup some of the company’s levy money.  

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Why are apprenticeship standards replacing apprenticeship frameworks?

Posted by Tribal Group on September 27, 2018

With the rise in university and further education costs and employability statistics making headline news – apprenticeships are rapidly growing in popularity. But should your business offer an apprenticeship programme, and if you do, will your apprentices actually have the right skills to carry out their job?

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Using the apprenticeship levy to develop your workforce

Posted by Tribal Group on September 20, 2018

Recent changes to the ESFA funding rules around apprenticeships have opened up some great opportunities for employers to grow and develop their workforce.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

What is the Apprenticeship Levy? A quick guide

Posted by Tribal Group on September 13, 2018

The Apprenticeship Levy came into effect on 6 April 2017. The purpose of the levy is to encourage employers to invest in Apprenticeship Programmes and to raise additional funds to improve the quality and quantity of apprenticeships. The levy is set to raise £3 billion with a view to funding three million new apprenticeships by 2020. All businesses – whether they pay the tax or not – can access the Apprenticeship Levy.

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

Apprenticeship Levy tips for HR Directors: how to boost your training budget and demonstrate value

Posted by Chloe Payne on August 13, 2018

Q: When is a tax not a tax?  A: When it’s an Apprenticeship Levy!  All you need is an open mind, a splash of creative thinking and a few key insights from a fellow HR Director and you’ll be able to show your CEO exactly how you can use an Apprenticeship programme to save money (whilst having more budget than ever for training!).

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Transferring apprenticeship levy funds: the benefits

Posted by Carla Martinho on August 2, 2018

Levy-paying employers have 24 months to spend their levy before it gets clawed back by the Government to fund apprenticeships at non-levy paying employers.So, for employers who started paying the levy on day one (April 2017), this means that the first month’s levy payment expires in April 2019.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

How wide is the digital divide in education?

Posted by Tribal Group on July 16, 2018

If you’ve been reading our blogs in this series, you’ll have seen how the technology necessary for cloud-based blended and distance learning as well as MOOCs is undoubtedly more prolific and cheaper than it ever has been – hence more and more educators around the world are moving to the cloud. Yet many argue that the digital divide is widening: the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the Internet, and those who do not.

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