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1. Charity Update
2. Wisdom of the Week
3. Wellbeing
4. Upcoming Course
5. Further Education update

Start of a new Journey

The Education and Training Skills Charity have taken the opportunity to begin issuing a weekly newsletter. This newsletter has been created to share our wealth of knowledge, keep you updated with new developments, raise awareness of wellbeing and inform you of what is happening in the further education sector. The Charities vision is “To inspire people and businesses to embrace growth and achieve success through outstanding training” so we are using this opportunity to help impart our expertise with local businesses, communities and individuals.

Charity Update

In this section we will keep you informed of the exciting projects that we are currently working on and those that you can aspect to see from us in the future.

Mole Avon

ETS and Mole Avon have created a number of bespoke in-depth professional development plans curriculum and workshops. These include senior executive power performance sessions, train the trainer workshops, staff exceptional customer service workshops and a leadership, management and humanistic program for managers. These focused sessions and workshops have been attended by over 140 staff already and are set to continue. To see the full case study click here.

AAT Apprenticeships

ETS are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to deliver the Accounts of Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Standard (Level 2) and the Assistant Accountant (Level 3) by AAT. If you are interested in undertaking the Apprenticeship or you would like support in recruiting an apprentice, do not hesitate to contact us.

 New Level 2 Award in Presentation Software

We have just added the City and Guilds accredited Level 2 Award in Presentation Software to our wide range of digital courses and workshops.  This qualification will provide you with the knowledge to develop and adapt your presentation skills by exploring the different slide layouts, tools and structures, enabling you to successfully demonstrate your subject knowledge professionally during presentations. Find out more

New Success through Personal Effectiveness

We have just added this new workshop to our personal and professional development suite of courses.  The course is designed to support anyone to become more self-aware and self-sufficient in their workplace. The session leads learners through different techniques to allow for personal development to improve overall effectiveness at work, by developing a deeper understanding of self, which will allow you to become more successful and valuable as a member or leader of a team. Find out more

 

Wisdom for the Week

his week our CEO, Richard Jenkins was asked by a small local employer “Why should I take on an apprentice?”

“I could talk all day about the virtues of apprenticeships.  Rather than drive anyone to despair with my ramblings I have bullet pointed the reasons why taking on an apprentice as a small business makes business sense:

  • We help you recruit your suitable apprentices for free
  • You have input into how and what your apprentice will learn to make sure the learning fits apprentices’ and your business needs
  • Apprentices are more likely to stay with your business for a protracted period of time if they have a good apprenticeship experience
  • If you employ an apprentice aged 16-18 you will receive a £1,000 government additional payment
  • If you employ an apprentice aged 19 and 24 years old who has either an Education, Health and Care (EHC) or has been in the care of their local authority as defined in paragraph E92 you will receive a £1000 government additional payment
  • If you employ an apprentice aged 16-18 the whole program will be funded
  • If you employ an apprentice aged 19 and 24 years old who has either an Education, Health and Care (EHC) or has been in the care of their local authority as defined in paragraph E92 the whole program will be funded
  • If you employ a new apprentice between the age of 16-25 you may be exempt from paying their 1st years Class 1 National Contributions
  • If you employ an apprentice over 19 you only have to make a 5% contribution to their apprenticeship costs
  • You can develop you own staff through an apprenticeship programme saving you money on their training
  • You will be supported by us throughout the apprentices learning journey
  • If your apprentices are trained via ETS they also get free access to all our CPD courses
  • You are investing in developing your current and future workforce with the support of government funding”
Learning and Development Consultant Business Partner

Learning and Development Consultant Business Partner Apprenticeship Standard:Level: 5 Functional Skills: Functional Skills in English and Maths On programme duration: Minimum of 18 Months Overview This program is for any sector where the individual is responsible for...

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Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard

Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard:Level: 3 Functional Skills: Functional Skills in English and Maths On programme duration: Minimum of 15 Months Who is it for? The Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard is an excellent way to gain an industry...

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Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard

Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard:Level: 2 Functional Skills: Functional Skills in English and Maths On programme duration: Minimum of 15 Months Who is it for? any employee involved in dealing with either internal or external customers to a...

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Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship Standard

Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship Standard:Level: 3 Functional Skills: Functional Skills in English and Maths On programme duration: Minimum of 15 Months Who is it for? You are an advocate of Customer Service who acts as a referral point for dealing with more...

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Team Leader or Supervisor Apprenticeship Standard

Team Leader or Supervisor Apprenticeship Standard:Level: 3 Functional Skills: Functional Skills in English and Maths On programme duration: Minimum of 15 Months Who is it for? Front Line Manager, Junior Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Shift...

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Operations or Departmental Manager Apprenticeship Standard

Operations or Departmental Manager Apprenticeship Standard:Level: 5 Functional Skills: Functional Skills in English and Maths On programme duration: Minimum of 24 Months Who is it for? Middle Manager, Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager, Store...

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Wellbeing

National Walking Month

Living Streets is the UK Charity for everyday walking. They want a nation where walking is the natural choice for everyday local journeys. Their mission is to achieve a better walking environment and inspire people to walk more.

May is Living Streets’ National Walking Month. This year, they are encouraging you to #Try20 – and walk for 20 minutes each day during May.

Walking is an easy and accessible way to improve physical and mental health and a 20-minute walk can reduce the risk of a number of preventable health conditions, including certain cancers, depression, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

By swapping a short drive for a short walk, you can also help reduce air pollution, congestion and road danger – whilst saving yourself some money and getting active in the process!

Source: https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/

Further Education Sector

This section is where we try to keep you updated with some of the exciting projects that are going on in the Further Education (FE) sector. These snippets are taken from AELP (The Association of Employment and Learning Providers), FE Week, and Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). 

AELP – Issue 1075 | FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022

A meeting took place with Alex Burghart, Minister for Skills, in Westminster this week, to discuss a number of areas including:

  • the vital role of training providers in delivering skills,
  • the impact of inflation on provision,
  • the cap of 10 apprenticeship starts for non-levy paying employers,
  • simplification of the apprenticeship system,
  • a ring-fenced budget for Small Medium Employers (SME),
  • maths and English policy and funding

The minister was very receptive to calls, particularly around driving more SME engagement in apprenticeships and ending the ongoing saga around the cap of 10 apprenticeship starts for non-levy employers. 

ETS continue to work hard to improve all things associated with apprenticeships on behalf of our employers and apprentices.  We use local and national networks to lobby the government on a variety of subjects and are working on specific projects with the Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency.

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Click on the link below to subscribe to our weekly newsletter that has been created to share our wealth of knowledge, keep you updated with new developments, raise awareness of wellbeing and inform you of what is happening in the further education sector. The Charities vision is “To inspire people and businesses to embrace growth and achieve success through outstanding training” so we are using this opportunity to help impart our expertise with local businesses, communities and individuals.