News

July 2011

  • Lifelong Learning Account - coming soon
    27/07/2011
    In September 2011, the Lifelong Learning Account will be launched...
  • Government Launches Investment and Contract Readiness Fund
    27/07/2011
    The Cabinet Office has announced it is to invest £10 million to help charities and social enterprises develop the capacity to deliver public services...
  • Voluntary and Community Sector
    26/07/2011
    £30 million fund for charity support services opens A new £30 million Big Society fund to help modernise organisations that supply critical support to front-line charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises has opened for applications...
  • New system launched to retain employees across sectors
    26/07/2011
    Minister for business, Mark Prisk has announced a new online system, Talent Retention Solution (TRS), which has been designed to help to match skilled employees facing redundancy to UK companies in growing sectors of advanced manufacturing and engineering who are recruiting...
  • SKILLS PROJECTS TO BOOST GROWTH ACROSS THE ECONOMY
    26/07/2011
    Following the first round of applications to the £50m Growth and Innovation Fund, innovative proposals to deliver world class training in seven leading industries have been selected for further development...
  • 10,000 Higher Apprenticeships to help business build the skills for growth
    26/07/2011
    Visiting Jaguar Land Rover in the Midlands, Prime Minister David Cameron today announced details of a £25 million fund that will support up to 10,000 Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships, giving firms in sectors such as advanced manufacturing, information technology and engineering the hi-tech skills they need to grow...
  • Government appoints Careline services to deliver Business Link helpline
    20/07/2011
    The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has appointed Careline Services, in partnership with the Business and Enterprise Group, to provide its new Business Link helpline...
  • Skills projects will boost growth across the economy
    20/07/2011
    Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced Government backing for employer led projects to deliver the skills for growth in sectors ranging from healthcare to nuclear manufacturing...
  • Business 2 Business Free Networking Event
    14/07/2011
    28th July  - 5...
  • Free Mentoring for Business
    14/07/2011
    Mentorsme connects companies with mentoring organisations that can support and guide their growth...
  • Free Support to Tender for Business
    14/07/2011
      Supply National SME Engagement Programme is the definitive FREE contracts service, designed to guide start-ups and small businesses to successful tendering...
  • NEET Procurement Notice - ACTOR
    14/07/2011
    Briefing note on the upcoming procurement of Apprenticeships for 19-24 year olds who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) is now available on the Agency website...
  • Talent Retention Solution Launched
    14/07/2011
    A new national web based system, Talent Retention Solution (TRS), will help match skilled employees facing redundancy to UK companies in growing sectors of advanced manufacturing and engineering who are recruiting, Minister for Business Mark Prisk announced today...
  • LSIS Funding available
    13/07/2011
    Taking the Lead – Are you a high performing organisation from the further education and skills sector? Would you be able to share your expertise in order to help other providers...
  • Job Outcomes - Case Studies now available
    12/07/2011
    The 157 Group launched a set of six Job outcomes case studies focusing on the up and coming job outcomes incentive payments policy changes to come into force over the summer of 2011 as well as skills conditionality...
  • New mentoring scheme for British businesses
    12/07/2011
    British businesses will now have access to a new mentoring scheme and web portal, www...
  • Skills Funding Agency
    07/07/2011
    Guidance Note 8 is now available on the Skills Funding Agency website...
  • Completed ACTOR procurements
    07/07/2011
    The Agency has published the names of the organisations awarded contracts to deliver Skills Support for the Unemployed and Skills Support for Redundancy following the tendering exercise which took place in spring 2011...
  • Lead Provider Opportunities
    05/07/2011
    During 2010, LSIS engaged a number of providers (‘lead providers’) who offered their services to support other providers in the learning and skills sector (‘supported providers’)...
  • Government Announces New Apprenticeship Opportunities
    05/07/2011
    A new skills action plan has been launched to increase career opportunities in the food industry...