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Making the apprenticeship system simpler for employers, training providers and apprentices
A number of improvements and simplifications to apprenticeships will come into force from August 2022. Over the past 5 years apprenticeships have been transformed into a high-quality skills programme for learners and employers. Employers have created more than 640 standards to meet their skills needs, training is delivered by registered providers which are regularly inspected, and apprentices complete rigorous end-point assessment, so employers know that they are fully competent in…
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JTL Regional Award winners announced
JTL, the leading work-based learning provider in England and Wales, has announced the winners of the regional stage of its Regional and National Awards programme. The Regional and National Awards are run on an annual basis, recognising those who have demonstrated high levels of achievement and commitment to learning throughout their apprenticeships.  With 11 Regional Award winners announced in total, each winner will now go ‘head-to-head’ in the hope of being…
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Skills boost for local communities
The Open University to work with colleges to offer more high-quality higher and technical education. More people will benefit from high-quality higher education in their hometown as The Open University partners with further education providers to create more training to fill skills gaps and raise job prospects across the country. Under the scheme, announced by Higher and Further Education Minister Michelle Donelan on 25 May, The Open University will work with…
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The gateway to a great career – CLF skills portal opens the door to the built environment
A detailed guide to courses and training for individuals and companies focused on Scotland’s construction industry has been launched by industry collaboration body the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF). Officially known as the Built Environment Workforce Development Portal, the new guide will provide a breakdown of re-skilling and up-skilling courses by theme, occupation and region to allow users to search for training in emerging built environment approaches within Scotland.  The directory, which is…
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More power to employers in new ‘Skills Bill’
A new law recently passed through Government means that employers are now embedded at the heart of the skills system. The Skills and Post-16 Education Act in England has introduced a number of measures to improve the skills and training landscape, empower employers to drive up the quality of apprenticeships and prioritise green skills. In addition, schools will now be required to make sure all children get to meet training providers…
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Kickstart Portal: Government grant for apprenticeships available
The UK Government Apprenticeship Scheme offers funding and support to help businesses grow and thrive.  The Scheme offers apprenticeship grants of up to £1,000 per apprentice. This grant can be used to cover the cost of training and assessment, as well as the apprentice’s salary.  If you’re interested in learning more about the Scheme, or if you would like to apply for funding, please visit the Kickstart Portal Website for more detail…
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JTL marks Mental Health Awareness Week
JTL, the leading work-based learner provider in England and Wales, is lending its full support to Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 2022). The not-for-profit charity is this week sharing the free and easily-accessible resources and guidance that is on offer to all learners and employers who work with the organisation as well as those working in the sector. Earlier this year, JTL launched the Tune Up channel that provides a collection…