Scarcely half of eligible employers have signed up to use the government’s apprenticeships system, new statistics published today suggest.
Just 10,500 apprenticeship service accounts were registered on the system by the end of August – well short of the estimated 19,150 levy-paying companies that are eligible to use the service.
The apprenticeships and skills minister Anne Milton admitted earlier this week that she was “flabbergasted” to learn that many large companies were unaware of the levy, even though they were paying it as reported in FE Weekly.
The first cohort of Staffordshire County Council workforce are now on their way to Level 5 and Level 7 Management qualifications with Can Training Limited this week after an investment in them by their employer. Can Training is looking forward to developing their relationship with Staffordshire and supporting their staff development.
The matrix Standard is a unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.
The standard provides a constructive tool to help identify strengths and areas for development by looking at the four elements that fit around your organisation’s business themes. These four elements are:
Element 1 - Leadership and Management
Element 2 - Resource
Element 3 - Service Delivery
Element 4 - Continuous Quality Improvement
The accreditation involved the input of staff, learners and employers and is a necessity to support much of our contract work with external agencies such as the ESFA.