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More than 152 employers including leading advocates for apprenticeships, and over 285 management apprentices have signed the Trailblazer Group’s appeal to present to Ministers at the Department for Education to reject the latest proposals by the Institute of Apprenticeships to introduce huge cuts to the funding bands of the most popular management apprenticeships.

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Do you want to work for an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of people in your local community?

If it’s a yes then this is an exciting opportunity for you to join the YMCA; a charity at the heart of the community in Derbyshire. We are committed to helping people at times of need, regardless of gender, race, ability or faith. Our values to Protect, Trust, Hope and Persevere underpin all of our services across the county.

We are pleased to be able to confirm the speakers for our Annual Conference on Wednesday 19th September 2018.

The last 12 months following our 2017 conference has again seen our industry face a number of challenges on many fronts, including the most recent announcement proposing reductions in funding for some of the most popular apprenticeships!

Our conference speakers for 2018 have been assembled from the organisations that are best placed to comment and discuss what the future potentially holds for us as providers and indeed sub-contractors.

The ESFA opt in calls for D2N2 are now open and the Invite to Tender (ITT) documents are can be found on Bravo here:

Please note that in order to access Bravo you will need to register an account first.

ITTs close on the 17th of September 2018 with the exception of Community Grants which closes on 19th September 2018.

The calls are for the following programmes to be delivered across D2N2:

Following our update at the beginning of the week, we have been asked to update you all regarding the submission deadline for any Expressions of Interest.

Although the document states that the deadline for completed submissions was 5pm on Friday 17th August 2018, DBC Training has now extended this date to the end of August.

Submissions will now be submitted to up until 5pm on Friday 31st August 2018.