Month: April 2021

Traineeship providers: information request from ESFA

The ESFA has written to networks like GMLPF to ask for support in delivering Traineeships.  In July 2020, the Chancellor announced a significant expansion of Traineeships as part of his Plan for Jobs.  The Government have increased and extended this drive until 31 July 2022, providing an additional £126m for the 2021/2022 academic year. This …

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Unfunded learners: ESFA request more information

GMLPF has been discussing the increased numbers of unfunded learners with the ESFA, other northern networks, and AELP. Anecdotally, it seems members who deliver apprenticeships have seen a significant increase in unfunded learners (and more learners on breaks in learning). This is due to learners being unable to complete functional skills, occupationally relevant exams or …

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The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices

We know that the Covid-19 outbreak has had a seismic effect on the economy. Some apprentices have been made redundant without completing their apprenticeships, while others are at risk of redundancy. To support these apprentices, the Department for Education has recently launched the Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices. The service provides clear, accessible advice and …

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National Skills Fund: Level 3 Adult Offer & Bootcamps

Over this Parliament and from 2021-2024, the government is planning on investing £2.5 billion in the National Skills Fund. The National Skills Fund will help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects. The NSF aims to support economic recovery and address future skills needs by boosting the …

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