Funding apprenticeships after Levy overspend

Apprenticeship numbers are falling, but the Institute for Apprenticeships calculates that the levy will be overspent. What’s going on, and what should the government do about it? Richard Alberg, CEO of MWS Technology, discusses the options.

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Will the new RoATP guidelines drive up quality?

The ESFA recently announced more stringent rules to get on, and stay on, the RoATP. Will they work? Deborah Talbot takes a look at what’s changed. Since the UK government created the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) in March 2017, concerns…

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Smart machines can transform apprenticeships

Artificial intelligence, or the rise of the smart machine, is the stuff of science fiction. But applying machine learning to apprenticeships can deliver a better learning experience, argues Mark Abrahams, Head of Research at MWS Technology.

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Keeping our ear to the ground – HE user group

Yesterday, we hosted our inaugural Higher Education User Group chaired by Buckinghamshire New University’s Director of Strategic Development and Planning. In attendance we had many of our HE customers including the University of Salford, Ada the National College for Digital Skills, Harper Adams University, University of Plymouth, to name a few. During the day, useful…

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AELP Colleges Summit May 2, 2018

We are excited to be exhibiting at the AELP Spring Conference at BMA House, London on Wednesday, 2 May 2018. As the leading sector trade association, AELP offers advice and help with the evolving challenges faced by its members. This AELP Colleges Spring Summit will focus on: Updates from DfE/IfA in regards policy development specifically of…

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AELP Universities Summit April 26, 2018

The AELP Spring Conference at the MacDonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham on Thursday, 26 April 2018 is fast approaching. The number of HEIs in the market place has grown significantly and AELP offers support with the different challenges they face. The AELP Spring Summit provides updates on current apprenticeship funding, the wider reforms and what lies ahead…

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Better the devil you know?

When we speak to providers about their apprenticeship delivery systems, we do sometimes encounter the phrase immortalised by that global pop sensation, Kylie Minogue: ‘Better the devil you know’.

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