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With just under a week to go, we have a final few places left on our Ofsted nominee training course next Monday the 18th December.

Delivered by ex-Ofsted lead inspector, Peter Stacey, the day will be split in to three sections:

The Level 2 Health and Safety qualification is designed to provide your staff with knowledge of the basic health and safety practices essential in the workplace.

Learners will achieve the necessary understanding of the responsibilities and employers and employees, the benefits of good health and safety, steps to a risk assessment, common causes of and how to reduce accidents, near misses and ill-health, typical hazards and controls in the workplace, emergency procedures and the importance of recording accidents, near misses and ill-health occurrences.

Would you like to work in a welcoming and friendly environment?

Do you want to work for an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of people in your local community? If it’s a yes, then this is an exciting opportunity for you as an experienced Chef to join the YMCA;

You can read the full advert for the position here: Hospitality Cook vacancy

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Two of the most popular frameworks – health and social care, and hospitality – are due to be withdrawn at the end of December.

The most popular apprenticeship framework in 2016/17, responsible for around 17 per cent of all starts, is about to be switched off.

Even though the level two and three health and social care framework clocks up 86,500 starts last year, Skills for Care and Development announced in April that it would be closed from December 29.

Full article available FE Week website 

The last two events of the year have proven really popular with our membership, so if you haven't already signed up for them, here is a reminder of what is happening!

Tuesday 5th December - Bid writing workshop 

As funding becomes tighter, it is essential that Training Providers have the skills to bid for additional funding, whether this is with Levy Employers or as a sub-contractor

This workshop is aimed at those new to bid writing and will look at:

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