All Change – Again

Tuesday 25 October finally saw the long-awaited publication of the full government set of documents on the proposed future apprenticeship programme. Links to the full set of documents were circulated by email on 26th October. This latest set of guidance confirmed positive news in the announcement of the 20% uplift for providers delivering apprenticeship frameworks to 16-18 year olds (although we are still considering with feedback to this) and the removal of the requirement for 50% delivery by the prime contractor.  Less positive news though is the confirmation that the 20% of the cap held until the end of the apprenticeship will be retained. The apprenticeship and the rates for both frameworks and standards from 2016 were also published.

To support members, we will be continuing our schedule of webinars and events over November and December.  Our priority for this month is to help members with their RoATP and ITT applications and we have scheduled four webinars and additional 1-1s clinics – all set out in the events calendar at the end of this newsletter. As we reach the end of the year, in addition to the scheduled Peer Review and Training Officer sessions we will be expanding in to new areas of support for GTA staff on the Digital Apprenticeship Service and to help business development teams explain the levy to employers. We would encourage all members to use the services on offer and tell us what new services you think you need going forward as part of our Member Services review, soon to be launched. We hope that your experience of the support you receive at any event you attend in the next few months is as positive as those included below.

Nikki Jones Head of Training, University of Sheffield – the AMRC

“The Members Day on the Levy and funding changes was excellent and being part of GTA England is the most effective group I have been a member of in my 20 years in FE and training”

Mike Smith OBE, CEO Gen 2  

“I highly recommend to members GTAE’s apprenticeship reform webinars as they provide an authoritative and invaluable source of up-to-date information on the  latest changes affecting GTAs”

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