Education, Careers & Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships Response to Covid -19

Published: 26 March 2020 The Apprenticeship Programme response to COVID-19 was published on 23rd March 2020. Minister Keegan wrote to the non-college FE sector to share the attached link to our new guidance, as well as other support we are providing to FE.

The Apprenticeship Intermediary Service

Published: 05 February 2020 The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is working in partnership with the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) to help Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and other smaller business intermediaries throughout England understand the recent changes to apprenticeships and how this impacts smaller employers.

Workplace Training and Development Commission - input needed

Published: 21 January 2020 The British Chamber of Commerce have set up a commission to look at skills/training and workforce development – the Workplace Training & Development Commission . The commission is due to report in the summer and for the purpose of informing that report they are currently undertaking some research.

Support for employers on education and skills

Published: 20 August 2019 Support for employers on education and skills Information for employers on work-based education programmes, including information on apprenticeships, T Levels and traineeships.

Help shape the design of the apprenticeship service - Calling all small and medium sized employers

Published: 27 June 2019 The ESFA has opened an Expressions of Interest (EOI) for small and medium sized employers and supporting training providers to help the ESFA in its initial phase, to test the system functionality of the apprenticeship service for employers who do not pay the Levy. The first EOI will open on 13 June 2019 and close 05 July 2019, after which the ESFA will select employers and supporting providers who have starts in August, September and October.

NAW 2019 takes place 4 to 8 March 2019

Published: 04 March 2019 This annual celebration of apprenticeships will bring the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.

Webinar - Expiry of funds update 7th March 2019

Published: 04 March 2019 The apprenticeship service is pleased to bring you the next in our series of support webinars. This webinar is intended for levy-paying employers and employer-providers.

Degree Apprenticeship - Materials Science Technologist

Published: 04 October 2018 Following the submission of the draft standard for the ‘Materials Science Technologist’ degree apprenticeship to the Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) last week, the draft is now live for public consultation

Materials Degree Apprenticeship - Update

Published: 25 July 2018 The Standard presents the duties, knowledge, behaviours and skills required for the job for which this apprenticeship aims to qualify candidates. It serves to summarise what would be acquired in the course and what roles would be open to successful candidates. It serves to inform and attract potential users of the apprenticeship, both employers, employees and recruits to the industry/material science field.

ESFA: business update

Published: 05 May 2018 Business update is the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s monthly round-up of business-critical information and news for businesses. 11:46am, 2 May 2018: We’ve now published the latest issue of Business Update.

National Apprenticeship Awards 2018

Published: 30 April 2018 The National Apprenticeship Service Intermediary Team are pleased to announce that the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 are open for entries until 25th May.

Joint EURADH and FEICA Award for Innovative Adhesion Science

Published: 25 October 2017 FEICA recently launched an award for adhesion science. The joint EURADH and FEICA Award for Innovative Adhesion Science aims to stimulate the interactions between industrial and scientific activities in adhesion science.

Degree Level Apprenticeships

Published: 24 October 2017 BASA has been approached in regard Materials Degree Apprenticeship Development and some work that is being investigated for a proposal to develop a broad degree level programme. This proposal is written on the basis of groups of employers (trailblazers) proposing and developing a new apprenticeship standard. The link to the Trailblazer information is given here.

Education & Careers

Published: 01 September 2017 This area gives information about courses and Universities involved in the study of adhesives & sealants