Updates & Blog

Follow this blog from the GWP Partnership Manager for the latest information and news in the world of adult education and apprenticeships and for information on what GWP training providers are up to.

1st February 2021

Concerns over some Kickstart 'gateway' providers

29th January 2021

The Formative Group have been informed that they have been announced as the Prestige Awards Winners for Event Safety Services of the Year in South West England.

Unbeknown to them, they were nominated by several people and the awards team have conducted follow up research to be able to make their judgment. They are waiting for details of prize giving ceremonies, as and when they are allowed to be conducted.

Congratulations to all the team at The Formative Group!

4th January 2021

Consultation - Changes to the publication of statistics on FE and Skills Inspections and Outcomes

Queen's New Years Honours List 2021

21st December 2020

English & Maths requirements in apprenticeship standards at Level 2 and above

Ofsted's Equality Objectives 2016 to 2020

4th December 2020

Go Train November 2020 Newsletter

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30th November 2020

Further Education & Skills - Latest published statistics

Latest on Skills Advisory Panels

Main Findings - Ofsted FE & Skills Inspections

25th November 2020

Two month extension to Apprenticeship Employer Incentives

Are Lifelong Learner Accounts back on the cards?

23rd November 2020

Sectors left out of Lifetime Skills Guarantee

16th November 2020

Life-time skills offer - Announcement delayed

12th November 2020

BBC Article on UK out of Recession

6th November 2020

Local Mental Wellbeing Support for Businesses and their Staff

2nd November 2020

68 Standards to be overseen by Ofqual from November

16th October 2020

Apprentices in Functional Skills Limbo given reprieve

14th October 2020

Mass survey of employers finds training fallen to lowest level since 2011

Skills Minister hopeful free Level 3 quals will be revealed next month

Retraining Scheme pilot to be integrated into £2,5bn National Skills Fund

12th October 2020

Find a Kickstart Gatekeeper

Wiltshire Council Newsletter 12th October 2020

9th October 2020

Official DfE Statistics on Apprenticeship Starts

Young People hit hardest in full year apprenticeship figures

1st October 2020

Prime Minister sets out major expansion of post-18 education

Transcript of the Prime Ministers Speech on post-18 education

29th September 2020

Education Secretary's letter to HM Chief Inspector re Level 6 & 7 Apprenticeships

FE Week Article on 'expansion' of FE funding for adults

28th September 2020

An interesting article on the Ofsted Pilot Autumn Visits


22nd September 2020

Latest Business Newsletter from Wiltshire Council

1st September 2020

Exciting news that GWP will be delivering the ASK programme in Wiltshire Schools again for this academic year.

We will be delivering various activities in schools to raise awareness of Apprenticeships, Traineeships and T-Levels to pupils from Year 11 through to Year 13

We had a very successful ASK campaign last year, despite the Pandemic, and look forward to another successful year this year.

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