GMPLF News

RoATP Re-registration

GMLPF is aware that members have been increasingly invited, since October 2021, to re-register on the RoATP. Members who were invited to re-register earlier in the year, i.e. September and October, have been reporting that ESFA has been contacting them for clarification on points, i.e. numbers of FTE staff, details of employers engaged etc. We …

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HGV Driving Skills Bootcamps

The DfE has just published the results of its recent HGV Driving Skills Bootcamps procurement. In the event, the DfE selected 21 providers, Independent Learning Providers and Colleges, across the country to deliver the programme. Five of our members, Mantra Learning, System Group, City of Liverpool College, NW Education and Training and TRS Training Ltd, …

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PIF Tender Opportunity UTN7: The Journey To Outstanding – Training for LCR learning providers

GMLPF wishes to appoint a suitably experienced post-16 learning provider who has successfully secured or maintained an Outstanding Grade for its provision from Ofsted under the new Education Inspection Framework to deliver 2 half day “Journey to Outstanding” training sessions to Liverpool City Region based post-16 learning providers. Please download the tender documentation for further …

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PIF Tender Opportunity UTN 13: Emotional Resilience Training

GMLPF is looking for an experienced supplier to deliver Emotional Resilience Training for LCR based providers. The training is aimed at staff responsible for safeguarding, also leaders, managers, governors, trainers and other personnel. The objective of the training is to build awareness of emotional resilience and how it supports mental wellbeing. Importantly, the training will …

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Budget Announcements: Wages

In his budget, the Chancellor announced an increase in all wage rates. Members should be aware of the changes which take effect for apprentices and members of staff from 01 April 2022. The rises are in line with recommendations from the Low Pay Commission and are a response to increasing price rises. The salary increases …

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Budget Announcements: Skills

The Chancellor announced his Budget on Wednesday, October 27. Several announcements impact the Further Education and Skills sector. Further clarity on these announcements, not least how much of this is new or additional funding, will emerge over the coming weeks, but the primary announcements include: The Chancellor announced that “total spending on skills will increase …

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PIF Tender Opportunity UTN11: Safeguarding Training – Suicide Awareness and Intervention

GMLPF is looking for an experienced supplier to deliver Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training for LCR based providers. The aim of the training is to help safeguarding staff, leaders and managers (also governors) and other key staff in training organisations build their awareness of suicide. In particular, the training should improve their understanding that suicide …

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PIF Tender Opportunity UTN9: Safeguarding Training – Sexual Abuse, Harassment & Consent

GMLPF wishes to appoint a suitably experienced supplier to deliver safeguarding training related to sexual abuse, harassment and consent for LCR based providers, supporting safeguarding leads and leaders and managers (also governors) in local Liverpool City Region Learning Providers to improve their understanding of sexual harassment and consent (which from September 2021 is a feature …

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PIF Tender Opportunity UTN8: Quality Assurance Bootcamps

GMLPF wishes to procure two challenging and stimulating Bootcamp-style programmes to help learning providers better understand EIF and raise standards in the delivery of learning across LCR. This opportunity is looking for a supplier to deliver the bootcamps to two individual providers based and operating in the Liverpool City Region. At this point, these providers …

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Information request: Health & Social Care/other sectors

As we recover from the pandemic and support schemes such as furlough end, specific sectors are seeing significant instabilities regarding the recruitment and retention of workers and apprentices. Members of the Health and Social Care Forum are reporting that this sector (adult in the main but also residential childcare) in particular is struggling to retain …

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