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One of our current learners, Terry Neate began his journey into learning a little later than many, but this hasn’t held him back from achieving his first qualification.

Following redundancy from his job as a milkman’s assistant, Terry found himself out of work and without any qualifications behind him.

Are you able to understand the barriers faced by disaffected young people?

Can you coach, support them and deliver accredited training programmes? Would you like to work for an organisation that really does make a difference?

YMCA Derbyshire have an exciting opportunity for a vocational tutor to join their YMCA Key College centre in Chesterfield.

Amanda Spielman has amplified Ofsted’s concern that too much apprenticeship levy funding is being spent on higher levels, which is squeezing out the recruitment of young people onto lower level programmes.

The chief inspector has raised the issue in her second annual report, published yesterday.

“We are concerned that in many cases, levy money is not being spent in the intended way,” she wrote.

It was reported by FE WEEK today (03/12/18) that the apprenticeships budget for England is set to be overspent by £0.5 billion this year, rising to £1.5 billion during 2021/22, according to the government agency for apprenticeships.

Robert Nitsch, the IfA’s chief operating officer, presented the IfA figures during an event for employers held at Exeter College on Friday, showing that the yearly cost of starts this year will be £500 million higher than the £2.2 billion budget in 2018/19.

Following on from the MHFA First Aid courses delivered on 29th and 30th November in Derby, YMCA Derbyshire have added three new dates for 2019 to their calendar.

  • MHFA Champion 1-day course in Derby on January 25th
  • MHFA First Aid 2-day course in Chesterfield on 18th and 19th February
  • MHFA Champion 1-day course in Chesterfield on 30th January.

For more information, visit the MHFA website or call YMCA Derbyshire on 01332 579573.