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

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, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

Ofsted inspections for Adult Community Learning providers: six new trends

Posted by Carla Martinho on July 12, 2018

I’ve recently carried out an analysis of OFSTED inspection reports for Adult Community Learning (ACL) providers to try and understand what the trends are, in terms of both grades awarded and common areas for improvement.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

What happens when teaching is no longer restrained to the classroom?

Posted by Tribal Group on June 7, 2018

The need for more learner-centred systems (over institution and educator dictated systems) is growing. After all, digital natives demand flexible and tailored services – their apps and lifestyle tools are increasingly 24/7 and accessible from smart devices. Cloud-based apps are loved by resident students, blended students and distance students alike: students are empowered.

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

The Cloud, SaaS, and Automation – and what it means for the education sector

Posted by Tribal Group on May 31, 2018

If you’ve kept an eye on education software solution providers over the past 12 months, chances are their latest or soon to be major release is SaaS. When surveyed, 96 per cent of UK universities and 35 per cent of schools have implemented some sort of cloud technology in 2017. 

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