News

June 2011

  • The Government's ambition to deliver 50,000 additional apprenticeships has been substantially exceeded, official statistics show today
    27/06/2011
    The statistics show that the Government has actually delivered over 103,000 additional adult apprenticeship starts over the 2010-11 financial year...
  • Employment Skills Training Provider
    23/06/2011
    Publication date: 21/06/2011 Duration of contract: Check Contract Value of contract: Check Contract EAV: Check Contract Type of document: Contract Notice Country: United Kingdom 1...
  • DWP Innovation Fund!
    21/06/2011
    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched an Innovation Fund worth £30 million over three years, as part of a package of measures to help address youth unemployment...
  • YPLA Launch £180 million 16-19 bursary scheme
    21/06/2011
    The Young People's Learning Agency (YPLA) today began notifying schools and colleges of the allocations they will receive under the new £180 million 16-19 bursary scheme...
  • Skills, the rural economy and medium sized businesses will be at the centre of the next stage of the Growth Review, the Government announced today, as it continues its focus on restoring the economy's health.
    13/06/2011
    Building on the radical programme of reforms set out in the first Plan for Growth, published at the Budget, the next stage of the review will focus on: Infrastructure - considering how to eliminate barriers and encourage greater investment in UK infrastructure Education and skills - looking across the whole of the education system from schools, FE colleges, universities and other training providers to consider how to maximise economic growth Logistics - covering rail, road, shipping and air freight interests and cutting across the wholesale industry, looking at opportunities and barriers to growth as the logistics sector evolves in response to the increasing complexity and globalisation of supply chains Mid-sized businesses - examining businesses that have expanded beyond the definition of SMEs, considering how to increase the number of firms that show significant growth at this level Rural economy - scrutinizing the constraints, opportunities and risks impacting on economic growth in rural areas, and considering specific issues including labour market characteristics, to support the Government's commitment to rebalancing the economy Open data - investigating the potential growth benefits and risks of opening up access to public sector data assets Business Secretary Vince Cable formally launched the next phase of the Growth Review during his visit to Rolls Royce in Derby, where he welcomed the company's commitment to 200 new apprenticeships and broke the ground on a new Learning and Development Centre...
  • Approved College and Training Organisation Register and Procurement
    06/06/2011
    The Skills Funding Agency has announced its next Approved College and Training Organisation Register (ACTOR) freeze date will be 17:00 on 22 June 2011...
  • Qualifications and Credit Framework Update
    06/06/2011
    The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is now an operational reality with over 8,000 vocational qualifications available and 53 per cent confirmed for public funding...
  • Growth and Innovation Fund update
    06/06/2011
    Following the March launch of the £50m Growth and Innovation Fund (GIF) a successful workshop for potential applicants was held with over 100 people attending...
  • New project: TCHC to deliver Community Grants project in the East of England
    06/06/2011
    TCHC recently won the contract to deliver the Community Grants project in the East of England...