Video interview with Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service about the Apprenticeship Levy and the new provider register.
Sue explains that next round of information about the Apprenticeship Levy will be released by Mid-July, which will provide more details about how the Levy will work. The man benefit to the Levy will be direct access to employers.
Sue then chats about the register, particularly the benefits for sub-contractors to work direct with employers without having to work through a Prime Provider.
We chat with Matt Garvey, Managing Director of the West Berkshire Training Consortium about the future of good quality subcontracting and the benefits to the sector of the Prime and Subcontractor relationship. Matt explains that he runs a small provider, but they are also a Prime Provider. He works with Subcontractor's who are both provision and service and they have been subcontracting for well over 20 years.
Matt ran a workshop at the AELP annual conference called 'The future of good quality subscontracting' and is in part a riposte to the handful, but negative coverage of some subcontractors in the sector. He reminds us that of the 76% of Apprenticeships delivered by independent providers, many of those are acting through a Prime (so acting as a subcontractor), which could be another independent provider or college and it highlights that those partnerships deliver good quality and sometimes quite high volume Apprenticeships in a wide range of sectors and indeed without those relationships some of those sectors many not be served without subcontractors.
The National Apprenticeship Service has launched its events map, the theme for NAW 2018 and made resources available to help stakeholders get behind the week.
takes place from 5 to 9 March and will be a week-long celebration of apprenticeships in England - designed to showcase how apprenticeships work for individuals, businesses, communities and the wider economy.
will highlight the array of events scheduled to take place. The events map from National Apprenticeship Week 2017 held information on over 500 events, including the launch event hosted by Barclays with Secretary of State Justine Greening; an ‘apprentice take over’ event at the House of Commons with over 150 apprentices; the Skills Minister visiting Crossrail and meeting apprentices and many careers events and business breakfasts across the country.
The success of National Apprenticeship Week hangs on the fantastic support we receive during each National Apprenticeship Week we’ve run. We want 2018 to eclipse previous triumphs and we would encourage apprentices, employers and our partners to join forces and help celebrate the brilliance of apprenticeships.
There’s no better way to mark apprenticeship achievement than by the apprenticeship community coming together and shouting loudly about the difference apprenticeships are making. Please use the resources we’ve provided to develop fantastic opportunities to applaud apprenticeships during the week.