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Two of the most popular frameworks – health and social care, and hospitality – are due to be withdrawn at the end of December.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

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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:

AELP is running a series of one-day workshops throughout the country to show you how to create online and offline interactive content for learning and assessment in the Health and Social Care industry, and use technology to deliver remote training in four different sectors.

Following the budget statement on 22nd November 2017, the national minimum wage for apprentices will rise from £3.50 to £3.70 per hour in April 2018.

The increase of a further 20 pence comes after the Chancellor Philip Hammond accepted recommendations from the independent Low Pay Commission.

For 18- to 20-year-olds, the increase is from £5.60 per hour to £5.90, while 16- to 17-year-olds will see their minimum wage go up from £4.05 per hour to £4.20 and for 21- to 24-year-olds, it is going up from £7.05 per hour to £7.38.