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The ESFA has published new versions of the apprenticeship funding rules to include new rules about delivering apprenticeships funded by transfers of levy funds.

They have also clarified a few other areas, based on enquiries from providers and employers.

You can view a summary of all the changes on the ESFA website here:​

We are running our Level 2 qualification in First aid at work on Friday 20th April which covers your mandatory training responsibility as an employer.

This qualification is designed to provide your staff with knowledge of the basic first aid practices including managing unresponsive casualties.

We are also running the Basic Drug and Alcohol awareness session on Thursday 19th April. This session is suitable for anybody working with or potentially working with people who may have issues with drugs or alcohol use.

Are your employers ready for the changes to National Minimum Wage in April?

From next week, the National Minimum Wage will go up for Apprentices, so if you haven’t already, you may want to speak to any employers you have Apprentices with to let them know.

The box below shows the rates for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage. These rates change every April.

The Derbyshire Network, in collaboration with local mental health charity Head High, and YMCA Derbyshire will be offering meals for no charge at the London Road Campus, Derby on Friday 23rd March

Learner celebration evening underwayThe Derbyshire Network hosted their first learner celebration evening last night, to recognise the achievements of our learners across our Business Admin, ECDL and personal development courses.