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The Education and Skills Funding Agency is to focus on intervention and prevention in independent training providers following a number of high profile failures, as it continues to beef up its audit team.

Its latest recruitment drive for its “market oversight” unit includes six advertised roles, who will try to identify financial problems at ITPs before they occur and “respond swiftly to provider failure to ensure learner and employer interests are protected and new, high quality provision is identified”.

The Education and Training Foundation have announced a new funding opportunity: providing £8,000 to 15 partnerships of post-16 providers to deliver innovative projects that improve the quality of Functional Skills delivery.

What you decide to focus your project on is completely up to you, plus participation in the programme will entitle you to a significant amount of extra support.

David Williams, Chair of Geldards LLP, has been appointed Deputy Chair of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

David has served on the D2N2 Board since 2016 and is already well-versed in the aims and priorities of the LEP.

In this newly created position, he will help to lead the Board, alongside D2N2’s newly-appointed Chair, Elizabeth Fagan, who took up the post in July.

Dear member,

You will all have received your renewal email for 2018-19 membership of The Derbyshire Network.

Thank you to all the members who have renewed so far and could we ask that those that are looking to renew but have yet to confirm please do so at the earliest opportunity. Remember, you have the option to pay your membership fee in full or split into quarterly or monthly payments.

As usually happens for each new academic year, the ‘further education and skills inspection handbook’ has undergone some minor updates and clarifications. 

The revisions clarify the following:

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