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

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

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

Weston College Launches Higher Level Apprenticeship

Weston College has announced the launch of a new Higher Level Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering. The new programme is a Level 4 apprenticeship which incorporates an NQV Diploma in Construction Site Supervision and an HNC in Construction in the Built Environment. The apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace, with apprentices attending the College’s brand…

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8th November

The BEng (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship in Electronic and Computer Engineering

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has further strengthened its partnership with Gloucestershire College and GE Aviation to launch Gloucestershire’s first trailblazer apprenticeship in engineering; increasing access to higher education and degree-level apprenticeships in the region. The BEng (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship in Electronic and Computer Engineering successfully launched in September, with 16…

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4th November

Apprentice of the month: Jordan Griffiths from Weiss Technik UK

Posted September 5th, 2016 by Anne & filed under News. Bath College is one of a handful of colleges in the UK offering air conditioning and refrigeration qualifications from Level 1 to Level 3. All students studying air conditioning and refrigeration are apprentices, who are sponsored by their employers. Here we speak to Jordan who…

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23rd September

Levy – Estimate your Apprenticeship Funding

Estimate your apprenticeship funding. Use this tool to estimate if your organisation will pay the apprenticeship levy, how much your organisation will have available to spend on apprenticeships and how much the government will contribute towards the cost of training. You’ll need to know your organisation’s annual UK payroll It would also help if you know:…

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2nd September
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