Upcoming Funding Webinars with Beej Kaczmarczyk

Register now for our upcoming funding webinars hosted by expert Beej Kaczmarczyk:

Update on the funding of programmes for adult learners, 23rd June, 11am-12pm

This webinar will provide an update on the funding of programmes for adult learners, including Adult Education Budget (AEB) and Advanced Learner Loans (ALL), and implications for the planning and delivery of provision for 2021 to 2022. 

It will cover:

  • The range and scope of provision funded through the AEB and ALL
  • Main elements of the AEB and ALL, including learning support
  • Funding for English, maths, ESOL and digital skills
  • New adult entitlements and sources of funding for adult skills, including the National Skills Fund
  • Implications for the planning and delivery of programmes

Update on funding for employability skills for young people and adults, 7th July, 12:30pm-1:30pm

This webinar will update participants on the different sources of funding of employability skills programmes for young people and adults.

It will cover:

  • Employability skills in 16-18 study programmes and traineeships 
  • Adult Education Budget funding for employability skills: local flexibilities, low wage waivers, adult traineeships 
  • Employability skills in programmes for the unemployed: ‘Kickstart Scheme’, Sector Based Work Academies (SWAPs), Skills Bootcamps 
  • Importance of English, maths and digital skills in any employability skills offer 
  • How Ascentis can enhance your employability skills offer
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