Don’t wait to see what everyone else is going to do! Hesitate and it could be too late!! 


  
Recently, the chief executive of the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has warned providers that failing to adapt to changes in the FE sector could put their future in the market at risk.

Peter Lauener, who is also chief executive of the Education Funding Agency, described recent changes in the sector as radical and stressed the importance of providers finding ways to work with the new system.

He told an audience dominated by colleges and training providers: “This is a radical, radical change programme and in any radical change programme there are some organisations, some employers that will adapt and work out the best way of working with the new system — and there are others that will take longer.”

He warned that failing to adjust to developments, such as the impending introduction of the apprenticeship levy, could jeopardise providers’ progress.

“There is risk in this, particularly probably for training organisations and for colleges if they don’t adapt to the new world,” he said.

Mr Lauener repeatedly acknowledged that the process would not be an easy one, but reassured his audience that though there were “some big, big challenges” there would also be “some big opportunities”.

The National Apprenticeship Company is not hanging around!!  We are developing a model that will support not only employers and training providers, it will enable all of the key players needed to have an effective transition through the reforms to work together and deliver quality apprenticeships for many years to come. 

Don’t hang around keep informed by signing up and telling the world “ImIn” at www.nationalapprenticeshipcompany.co.uk or call paul on 07557447191.

Don’t wait, don’t hesitate, don’t be left behind!!! 

 www.nationalapprenticeshipcompany.co.uk  

Get involved and be part of the solution. 


  

After a really successful Apprenticeships 4 England conference where we had unprecedented support for the National Apprenticeship Company we will be starting to get more information out to those 400+ early adopters and innovators who have supported us in our early concept stages.  
We will be meeting with our key partners and also organising some roadshows to get the message and vision for the next 5 years out there, so keep an eye out for those dates. 

There is clearly a need for NAppCo during this once in a generation change to learning and skills in England and with the right partners and collaborators is potentially the radical change in the business model that the government is looking for .

Lots of new partners and opportunites being developed through NAppCo so don’t delay in getting involved at http://www.nationalapprenticeshipcompany.co.uk. 

  

Higher Level Apprenticeships:  A slow start.


David Cameron qualified his pledge to create three million more apprenticeships with ‘That’s three million more engineers, accountants, project managers’ http://press.conservatives.com/post/109906886845/david-cameron-a-britain-that-gives-every-child. Expanding the Higher Level apprenticeship  will be considered fundamental to this, with the then Business Secretary, Vince Cable arguing at its 2012 launch that: ‘Investing in skills is central to our drive to boost […]

https://radicaled.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/higher-level-apprenticeships-a-slow-start/

Shaping European policies for adult learning


In 2009, the European Union set itself a series of objectives for education and training by 2020. This agenda, known in summary as ET2020, set four common goals, including that of ‘making lifelong learning and mobility a reality’. It also identified a number of benchmarks, one of which is that at least 15% of adults […]

https://thelearningprofessor.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/shaping-european-policies-for-adult-learning/

The rise and fall of vocational education


Full-time vocational education courses developed in colleges and school sixth-forms in response to increased staying on rates from the 1980s.  They were seen as alternatives to academic learning and offered through training organisations like City & Guilds and BTEC now long since subsumed into larger examination awarding bodies.  They concentrated on particular occupational areas, particularly […]

https://radicaled.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/the-rise-and-fall-of-vocational-education/

The 79 Proven Digital Marketing Tools to Grow Your Business and Increase ROIs


Now that the holiday season is over, and you have begun working toward reaching your New Year’s resolutions comes the time to set yourself up for success in 2016. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.business2community.com See on Scoop.it – Leadership and Management

https://executivetrainingdubai.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/the-79-proven-digital-marketing-tools-to-grow-your-business-and-increase-rois/

The curious absence of older workers from the equity and skills agenda


One of the things I find admirable in current Scottish policy thinking is that skills policies are broadly aligned with policies for equalities and poverty reduction. Quite how this works out in practice is of course another – very difficult – matteer. But at least the general intention of marrying skills development with equity is […]

https://thelearningprofessor.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/the-curious-absence-of-older-workers-from-the-equity-and-skills-agenda/

How being genuine affects your career success


There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and… Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.weforum.org See on Scoop.it – Leadership and Management

https://executivetrainingdubai.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/how-being-genuine-affects-your-career-success/

Why do you make bad decisions?


Do you pride yourself on being a good decision-maker? Well, chances are you aren’t one, and don’t even know it. Like everyone else, you’re subject to cognitive bias, a limitation in your … Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.weforum.org See on Scoop.it – Leadership and Management

https://executivetrainingdubai.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/why-do-you-make-bad-decisions/

Nine Ways to Have More Effective Meetings [Infographic]


General Management – Think meetings are boring, unnecessary wastes of time? Then you’re doing them wrong. Check out these tips for making meetings productive. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.marketingprofs.com See on Scoop.it – Leadership and Management

https://executivetrainingdubai.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/nine-ways-to-have-more-effective-meetings-infographic/

Get ready to Dream — TED2016 begins tomorrow


The TED Conference always celebrates dreams. Not the fluffy, snoozy kind — but the big, bold, beautiful visions that have the potential to send ripples of change out into the world. That’s why the theme of TED2016 is: Dream. We are thrilled it begins tomorrow. Over the next week, 65 speakers will share their dreams…

http://blog.ted.com/get-ready-to-dream-ted2016-begins-tomorrow/

Heads warn over pupils’ untreated mental health issues | BBC News


Children’s untreated mental health issues could spiral into psychiatric problems later in life unless more is done in schools, say head teachers. The National Association of Head Teachers says with a fifth of children having a mental health problem before age 11, it is a key concern. A snapshot survey of 1,455 English heads suggests […]

https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/heads-warn-over-pupils-untreated-mental-health-issues-bbc-news/

Apps to Support Diverse Learners in the Classroom | Edutopia


Apps can help diverse learners by gamifying their tasks, coaching them on social cues, prioritizing their time, strengthening their math skills, and sharpening their language abilities, and are a terrific and effective way to encourage continued exploration and engagement over evenings, weekends, or summer break. There are tons of apps to explore, but here are a […]

https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/apps-to-support-diverse-learners-in-the-classroom-edutopia/

Succeeding with Three Challenges that Derail Leaders


Three Challenges that Derail Leaders: Challenge #1: Self-development during seasons of success. Talent’s halo makes you over-estimate your abilities and under-estimate your need for growth. I often ask audiences to raise their hands if they’re smarter than the person sitting beside them. We all laugh, but there’s a hint of truth behind the smiles. Leaders […]

https://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/succeeding-with-three-challenges-that-derail-leaders/

OECD basic skills report makes grim reading


Brian Creese.  After three years of deliberation, number crunching and further evidence-seeking, the OECD has published its report on the basic skills of adults in England based on the 2012 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) survey. It does not make for happy reading, and to save you the misery of trawling […]

https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/oecd-basic-skills-report-makes-grim-reading/