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Have your learners got hold of their NUS Apprentice extra card yet?

Learners funded through the Derbyshire Network can now get their hands on an Apprentice extra card from NUS. The card gives UK Apprentices a range of exclusive discounts at both high street and online retailers, helping your hard earned cash stretch a little further!


The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has launched the latest in a series of surveys to seek your views on apprenticeship proposals submitted by employers, covering:

  • brand new apprenticeship proposals
  • draft apprenticeship standards
  • draft assessment plans

This survey invites you to comment on Assessment Plan proposals submitted this month by employer groups, before a decision is made on whether to approve them for publication.

This latest document updated on 5 April 2016 provides a list of all the apprenticeship standards that are currently being developed by groups of employers (trailblazers). It identifies their stage of development – including whether they are ready for delivery.

A standard is considered ready for delivery when it has an approved assessment plan and a funding cap assigned.

Read the list of occupations available here:

Are your employees working to the current approved code of practice standards for wood machining? Are you experiencing a skills shortage?  Not sure where can you get bespoke training and support?

The Derbyshire Network member Webs Training can help. Webs Training have added a number of new private accredited short courses concentrating on wood machining for employers who are looking to upskill their current workforce.

The Derbyshire Network's Ofsted Report

The Derbyshire Network is delighted to welcome a new member of staff to the team. Jason Jones joined the team in the role of Marketing and Business Development Manager.

Jason will report directly to Steve Meadows and will be responsible for supporting the existing membership base of The Derbyshire Network through events, CPD and networking opportunities as well as delivering the marketing activity to effectively promote The Derbyshire Network.