Apprenticeship training providers

The register lists the organisations that are approved to deliver apprenticeship training to employers using the apprenticeship service. To be eligible to deliver apprenticeship training for apprenticeships that start on 1 May 2017, or after, organisations must be listed on the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP). Organisations that are listed on the RoATP have…

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20th March

Commercial Apprenticeship – Hinkley Point C (HPC)

Make a career in making things better Hinkley Point C (HPC) will be the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK. Construction and all supporting activities will be carried out by a large and diverse supply chain overseen by a project team. The Commercial function within the HPC Project Team…

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28th February

FAS – a free online tool for employers and providers

FAS a free online tool for employers and providers to plan apprenticeship delivery and forecast funding for starts in England from May 2017. Try it for yourself here: www.fas.report At a basic level it mimics the Skills Funding Agency calculator (called ‘Estimate my apprenticeship funding’). However, it enriches the experience, such as by allowing the…

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14th February

New legal apprenticeships contract between SFA and employers unveiled

The controversial new legal agreement, that employers will have to sign with the Skills Funding Agency to run new apprenticeships, has been unveiled. FE Week exclusively revealed last September that businesses would for the first time have to sign strict contracts with the SFA – rather than just with providers, as the sector had expected.…

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14th February

Registration open for online apprenticeship service

Large employers are encouraged to register for an online apprenticeship service before the launch of the apprenticeship levy on 6 April. The Department for Education and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) are from today (13 February 2017) encouraging large employers to sign up and register for the apprenticeship service, in readiness for the launch of…

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13th February

Levy – Calculate what you owe

Apprenticeship Levy is charged at 0.5% of your annual pay bill. You can use HMRC’s Basic PAYE Tools to help you work out how much you need to pay. For the first month of the tax year: Divide your Apprenticeship Levy allowance by 12. Subtract this figure from 0.5% of your monthly pay bill. For…

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13th February

Kasia Arnold – First Marketing Apprentice

Kasia Arnold is the very first Marketing Apprentice working at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College. She joined the team back in August 2016 and hasn’t looked back. The 18 year old, from Bishopston completed her first year of AS Levels at Cotham Post 16 Centre but decided she wanted a change of direction so applied for…

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13th February

Institute for Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships can change lives. We know 90 per cent of apprentices go on to a job or further education. Apprenticeships offer a ladder of opportunity for people of all ages; they boost businesses and make a profound difference to the economic stability and productivity of this country. That’s why, continuing the ambitious agenda of skills…

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6th February

Futures Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair – Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Futures Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair You are invited to attend the Futures Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair at Bath College aimed at 15 – 19 year olds in Bath and NE Somerset. This is one of the largest apprenticeship events in the area. We are able to give you a free stand and the opportunity for…

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1st February

Apprenticeship Delivery Board – 12 months on

On the 26th January Apprenticeship Delivery Board (ADB) came together to recognise and acknowledge its achievements in the 12 months since it was formed. The Apprenticeship Delivery Board (ADB), created to advise on expanding apprenticeships nationally, are working with the National Apprenticeship Service to increase the number of apprenticeship places that employers offer in both the public…

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27th January

The Complete Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships offer a valid alternative to university, with the qualifications to match. If you choose a degree apprenticeship, you still get to graduate with your cap and gown, along with several years of work experience under your belt. First and foremost, though, an apprenticeship is a job with substantial training and the development of transferable…

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20th December

Boost for apprenticeship minimum wage

Buried deep in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement yesterday was the news that, from April 2017, apprentices will receive a minimum of £3.50 an hour. The increase was bracketed with an increase in the National Living Wage The news was warmly received across the training industry. Tony Wilson of the Learning and Work Partnership released a…

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28th November

Almost a million in apprenticeships

Some revealing statistics have been released as part of the government’s information drive on learning and apprenticeships. The latest 2015/16 figures show that almost a million people were involved in apprenticeship schemes over the last year, with just over 500,000 new starters. 904,800 people participated in an apprenticeship this year – 288,600 at intermediate level, 188,400 at advanced level…

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18th November
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