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New apprenticeship providers: what you need to know about Ofsted

Posted by Carla Martinho on December 10, 2018

One of the topics keeping new apprenticeship providers awake at night is the prospect of Ofsted inspection. The regime for inspection of new apprenticeship providers changed earlier this year, here’s a summary of what you can expect.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Global Education Market Survey: 2018 review

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on November 12, 2018

2017 was a year full of changes for education, from the way we think about delivering education, how we ensure quality and stay compliant, to how we can continue to not just match, but exceed student expectations. So, at the end of 2017 we surveyed the market to understand the real challenges and issues people working in education face.

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

Top tips to get onto the Register of Apprenticeship Training providers

Posted by Hannah Muckersie on October 18, 2018

The ROATP is expected to reopen for applications on 12 December 2018 and will stay open throughout the year with no closing date. The Department for Education and Education Skills Funding Agency have announced a redesign of the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) and promise that the tougher rules will ensure providers deliver high-quality apprenticeships. 

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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