GMPLF News

First PIF CPD event develops learning providers’ understanding of governance

The first CPD session funded by the Provider Improvement Fund (PIF), Governance Training Operating in a Peer Governance Project, took place on 9th September 2021. Six individuals from five local learning providers in the process of forming and strengthening their governance arrangements attended the training session. The session was held at Greenbank College and delivered …

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Ofsted Update 14 07 21

GMLPF attended the recent NW FES Ofsted Reference Group meeting. Key messages of interest to members are as follows: Follow Up From Last Meeting Sub-contracting and use of associatesIt was reiterated that providers need to be open and transparent about the use of sub-contractors and associates in the delivery of learning and for them to …

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GMLPF awarded £500K to support regional skills providers with unique development programme

Greater Merseyside Learning Providers Federation (GMLPF) is proud to announce that it has been awarded the contract to deliver a £500k Provider Improvement Fund. This project is funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) and Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) and is being taken forward in conjunction with the Liverpool City Region Mayoral Combined Authority. The …

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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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