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Building Bridges – Newsletter

2021-03-04T09:51:46+00:005th March, 2021|Categories: All News|

Attached is the latest copy of the Building Bridges newsletter. This month featuring a special mention to Family & Community Learning and information on the great BOOST courses that many of our participants benefit from, some tricky brain teasers in our ‘spotlight on wellbeing’ section as well as lots of information on the great work [...]

SWAAN Coffee Break Dial-Ins Continue…

2021-03-04T09:32:39+00:004th March, 2021|Categories: All News|

Following the success of National Apprenticeship Week, the South West Apprenticeship Ambassador Network are continuing with their series of Coffee Break Dial-Ins, and welcome existing members and interested employers to take part. The full schedule can be found on Eventbrite Coffee Break Dial-Ins. Upcoming webinars include: SWAAN Coffee Break - Widening Participation in Apprenticeships - [...]

Budget 2021 – Apprenticeship Incentives

2021-03-04T11:16:53+00:003rd March, 2021|Categories: All News|

Today, 3 March, the Chancellor announced that the additional apprenticeship incentives announced last summer would be increased to £3,000 for all new hires, regardless of age. The eligibility period for this revised sum is 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021. This is great news for businesses in recovery phase, and those small employers that [...]

Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology

2021-03-02T08:34:12+00:002nd March, 2021|Categories: All News|

The Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology (SWIoT) opens its doors to students this September, as marketing and awareness increases in the coming weeks and months an information event is being held on 25 March 2021 from 1800hrs to support potential students and parents. The SWIoT have recently shared a course programme showcasing the range [...]

The Future of Learning

2021-03-01T08:03:02+00:001st March, 2021|Categories: All News|

Future Learn are a private company jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group. They offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. They believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so their courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others [...]

Wiltshire Employers – “Young People Want To Work”

2021-02-26T10:44:49+00:0026th February, 2021|Categories: All News|

Through our engagement with employers and businesses over the past year we have witnessed what has been for them an extremely challenging and often unimaginable situation.  Diversification, adaptability, resilience, just a few words that spring to mind. Employers have learned and adjusted to new ways of working, where possible, and with a more optimistic horizon [...]

Amazing Apprenticeships – Parents’ and Carers’ Information Packs

2021-02-23T15:39:19+00:0025th February, 2021|Categories: All News|

The team at Amazing Apprenticeships not only support young people and education staff with apprenticeship information and resources, and insights on other post 16 routeways such as traineeships and T-Levels, they also produce a monthly Parents' and Carers' Information Pack. Young people, and education leavers have many options to consider, and things have moved on [...]

ESFA Community Training Grants

2021-02-22T13:56:37+00:0024th February, 2021|Categories: All News|

The ESFA and ESF are co-financing Community Training Grants to offer skills, training and employment opportunities for individuals who are unemployed or out of education. This grant is intended for projects which help to support individuals who are either unemployed, out of education, or economically inactive. The aim is to benefit those who are furthest away from the [...]

Greatwood Charity – Programmes for 16 to 24 year olds

2021-02-22T11:49:38+00:0023rd February, 2021|Categories: All News|

Greatwood Charity are pleased to confirm that their Get Going and Initial Bit programmes are back for April 2021 and are taking bookings now. Both of these programmes are horse focused – one on their basic care and the other on the correct tacking up – and the learners spend the majority of their time [...]

Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology – Coming this September

2021-02-22T10:19:14+00:0022nd February, 2021|Categories: All News|

New College Swindon was one of 12 colleges in the UK to have been given the go ahead from the Department of Education to  launch an Institute of Technology at the North Star campus in Swindon. An Institute of Technology (IoT) is a collaboration between further education (FE) providers, universities and employers. The IoT will [...]

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