What has changed with the 24+ Advanced Learning Loans?

  As of the 1st of August, the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan is no more. But don’t worry, it hasn’t gone completely! It is now just known as the Advanced Learning Loan because anybody aged over 19 can now apply for one of these loans to cover the cost of their Further Education courses. That isn’t all that has changed…

Coming Soon – Our New Consultancy Service!

Have you or your employers ever considered setting up your own training department within your organisation? Or maybe you have considered going self-employed and setting up your own training company? If you can relate to either of these, then we have got work in progress that you will almost certainly be interested in. Let’s say for example, that you are the…

Education and Training Course Fee Cuts

First and foremost, we’re sorry that it has been such a long time! We have been so caught up with the phenomenal growth of our Assessor Training website and our assessor courses, that our main website wasn’t getting the care and attention it deserves. All that matters now, is that we’re back and we’re back with new and updated content!…

So, what’s happened in the last month?

  Interested in Further Education? Here’s the latest from the FE world over the last month.   Apprentices minimum wage up 20% Business Secretary, Sajid Javid said that the inflation-busting increase, from the old £2.73-an-hour to £3.30 an hour, was “the largest in history, making sure that apprenticeships remain an attractive option for young people”. This came as the adult…

Two weeks news in one!

  Normally in our weekly news post, you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the world of Further Education over the last week, as well as a completely random story just to make your Friday that little bit different. But as I’m sure you were all sad to see, there was no weekly news post…

The new Earn or Learn Taskforce

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Young benefits claimants who can’t find work will be forced onto apprenticeships or traineeships The government’s new Earn or Learn…

SFA to impose ‘moratorium’ on approval of new qualifications

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     SFA to impose ‘moratorium’ on approval of new qualifications The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) will enforce a “moratorium” on the…

Goodbye QCF, Hello TQT

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Ofqual praised over decision to simplify how qualification sizes will be described after QCF scrapped The Federation of Awarding Bodies…

AELP urges urges delay for enforcing apprenticeship levy

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     AELP urges government to ‘wait three or four years’ before bringing in apprenticeship levy The Association of Employment and Learning…

FE providers ‘design and deliver their own quals’

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     FE providers ‘design and deliver their own quals’ in proposed new ‘sub-degree’ technical skills system A report out today calls…