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Are you an existing bksb user or considering using their sytems?

There are only a few places left on The bksb Tour 2016: Mansfield, showing you how you can further support your learners in their Functional Skills or GCSE learning.

The seminar is free to attend for both prospective and existing bksb users and will be held at our Head Office in Nottinghamshire on 30th June.

Book your place here

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Firstly, we would like to say thank you to Jamie Holland from City and Guilds and Cheryl Knaggs from AELP for coming to speak at our June members’ breakfast.

Lots of discussion took place covering the current Apprenticeship reforms taking place, from the move from Frameworks to Standards through to End Point Assessment and the support available from both organisations through webinars and online toolkits.

Both presentations have been loaded in to the members section along with the Future Apprenticeships Toolkit referenced by Cheryl.


An updated list of all the apprenticeship standards approved by the SFA has recently been updated.

All the Apprenticeship standards approved for delivery include an:

  • approved assessment plan
  • allocated funding cap
  • apprenticeship level

These standards are approved for employers and training organisations to use and can be found on the SFA website here:

In March, the Skills Funding Agency announced the first batch of apprenticeship frameworks to be removed and in their latest update, a second batch of 60 apprenticeship frameworks has been published that will be withdrawn for new starts from 1 December 2016. View the full list here.

Due to popular demand from our members, all places on our dyslexia workshop on June 16 have now been filled.

This session has been designed to support learners with dyslexia and covers will be covering tools and techniques for supporting learners with Special Educational Needs, including dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and how these impact on teaching and learning.