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Apprenticeship funding rules and systems 31-05-17 - Newcastle

Nick Linford

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 from 10:00 to 15:30 (BST)

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It's all change now for framework and standard apprenticeship starts from 1st May 2017. To survive and thrive it will be vital that training providers, colleges and employers understand the reforms, model the impact to thrive with existing and new employers.

Very practical training with lots of worked examples (for providers accessing levy credit and non-levy funding).

So join Nick Linford, author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships, for this technical and in depth practical workshop.

Joanne Gogerly, Operations Manager at Siemens plc attended this event on 18th April and her feedback form afterwards said: "I really enjoyed the event, lots of content and information explained in a way that was easy to understand with scenarios. " and Steve McDermott, BI Analyst Lead at Highbury College said: "Very informative, all bases covered."

Register now as this workshop is likely to quickly sell-out

10.00 Registration

10.30 Identifying levied and non-levied employers and quickly spotting opportunities
There will be an extra £1bn for apprenticeships, so Nick will look at how to identify the levy payers, size of their pot as well as which sectors offer the most opportunities

11.00 Apprenticeship funding from 1 May 2017 - what you really need to know
Taking an in-depth look, with worked examples, at the funding model, final funding rules and associated systems for both frameworks and standards

12.00 Break for refreshments

12.15 Getting the contracting, finance and data (ILR/DAS) systems right
The new apprenticeship funding system will present some significant contracting and administrative challenges, which should be considered now

13.00 Break for lunch

13.50 Modelling the impact of the new levy system
A look at how the final upper-limits and incentives for starts from 1 May 2017 compare to the current framework funding and pilot standards funding. This will include detailed explanation of how to model the differences yourselves.

14:50 Briefing your customers: the employer
A technical guide to employer levy and non-levy eligibility, payments and associated systems. How much they pay and what happens when the levy pot runs out. 

15.30 Workshop end

Staff with an interest in funding will benefit, such as from:
- Independent learning providers
- Further education colleges
- Local authorities and universities delivering apprenticeships
- Large and small employers considering becoming providers
- Staff from other organisations with an interest in apprenticeship funding

Places are expected to go fast, so register now to avoid disappointment. The fee is £265+ VAT per delegate (no limit per organisation).

FE Week gold members will receive £50 off the cost of this event (gold membership must be in the delegates name). Find out more about FE Week gold membership here.

Do you have questions about Apprenticeship funding rules and systems 31-05-17 - Newcastle? Contact Nick Linford

When & Where

Crowne Plaza Newcastle
Hawthorn House
Forth Banks
NE1 3SA Newcastle
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 from 10:00 to 15:30 (BST)

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Nick Linford

Nick Linford is an expert in further education funding and performance systems and a company director of Lsect Ltd.

He runs a series of popular workshops, conferences and webinars about funding and data, which have been attended by more than 15,000 people in the last six years.

Nick is also author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships (, two books about funding and data published by Pearson and the founding editor for Lsect’s weekly newspapers: FE Week ( and Schools Week (

Prior to setting-up Lsect in 2010 Nick established an education think tank at the publishers Pearson, and before that was for seven years Director of Planning and Performance at the Lewisham College, during which time they achieved an Ofsted 'outstanding' grade.

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