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Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot

Briefing Paper

July 2012

Introduction

The government is currently piloting major changes to the skills funding regime in England. At present the vast majority of the government subsidy for workforce training (including apprenticeships) is distributed by the Skills

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ATAs (Apprenticeship Training Agencies) are a hot topic in the world of apprenticeships. They are based on an employment agency model of apprenticeship training which has its roots in the Australian apprenticeship system.

Due to the casualised nature of the relationship

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Fun and Olympic Games with the Give an Hour campaign in Newcastle

Newcastle Libraries are having a fun event on the 31st of July, in association with the BBC and Give an Hour campaign.

Volunteers from the libraries, partner organisations and throughout the area will be giving an

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date: 12 July 2012

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In light of the announcement today (Thursday) that the government is to press ahead with their proposed loans scheme for FE students over the age of 24, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:

'This scheme will lead to a major drop-off of adult

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'Celebration of Achievements' Learning Event & Certificate Presentation

Learners with awards

Staff at the historic site of Denby Pottery were out in force for this week celebrating the achievement of 22 learners achieving Level 1 in Maths.

The joint effort between the company, Unity the Union and Axia Solutions produced an

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