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SkillGate’s Classroom Booking System - Training course booking made easy!

29/04/2024

Streamline your training course booking operations with SkillGate’s Classroom Booking System.

UltraCrete wins Employment and Skills Award at RSTA Annual Conference

18/04/2024

UltraCrete are delighted to announce that they have been presented with the coveted Employment and Skills Award at the 2024 RSTA Annual Conference.

LGA announces 2024/25 Sector Support programme

12/04/2024

The Local Government Association (LGA) has announced the 2024/25 Sector Support programme to help councils ‘deliver critical services to communities.’

UltraCrete partners with Salford City College

27/03/2024

A new UltraCrete and Salford City College Group partnership will see Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative Apprenticeship students become UCARS Accredited.

National Apprenticeship Week: The importance of a national skills strategy

05/02/2024

Nichola Hay MBE, director of Apprenticeship Strategy and Policy at BPP, discusses the importance of a national strategy with a regional approach.

Study reveals ‘worrying’ state of local government leadership

25/01/2024

Just over half of council leaders and managers believe their local authority isn’t ensuring accountability for failure, an alarming new study has revealed.

Social care career reforms ‘only scratch the surface’

10/01/2024

The Government today announced new measures to improve the career prospects of social care staff but concerns remain that this ‘may only scratch the surface’.

Skills shortage ‘putting brakes’ on net zero

12/12/2023

The skills shortage is undermining efforts to reduce carbon emissions and effectively tackle the climate crisis, local authority leaders in London have warned.

VR training on coercive control rolled out

07/11/2023

An immersive training programme that aims to raise awareness of gender-based violence and support those affected has been rolled out in Greater Manchester and North Wales.

County leaders call for ‘adult education revolution’

04/09/2023

County council leaders have urged the Government to ‘fast track’ devolution deals to help boost the number of people taking part in adult education.

Councils face £18m bill from new housing standards

08/08/2023

Local authorities could be stuck with an £18m bill to implement new government housing standards, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

LGA: ‘Radical shift’ towards local employment support needed

25/07/2023

Council leaders have called for a ‘radical shift’ from centralised employment support after a consultation emphasised the benefits of 'local involvement'.

Skills shortage set to worsen with end of European fund

21/07/2023

Local authority leaders have warned that the ongoing skills shortage could get worse as the European Social Fund (ESF) finishes at the end of this year.

MPs call for devolution of employment support

19/07/2023

The delivery of support aimed at helping people into employment should be devolved to groups of local authorities, MPs have said.

Government backtracks on ‘employment only’ adult education outcomes

17/07/2023

The Department for Education (DfE) has scrapped its plans to end funding for adult education courses that are not directly linked to employment outcomes.

Skilled worker shortage undermining net zero drive

01/06/2023

A skilled worker shortage means that at the current rate of heat pump and insulation installation it could take ‘several hundred years’ to meet net zero.

Council chiefs welcome £165m skills fund

25/05/2023

Local authority leaders have welcomed the launch of a £165m skills fund but say councils should be given more powers to help people into employment.

Guidance to support social care digitisation published

18/05/2023

The Government has published new guidance to help local authorities and care providers develop digital skills and drive digital transformation.

Government launches £500,000 know-your-rights scheme

19/04/2023

Social housing tenants in seven cities are to be offered a place on a Government-funded training scheme aimed at helping them hold their landlords to account.

Council welcomes ‘significant’ £20m Blyth investment

24/02/2023

The Government has announced a multi-million-pound funding package to help spread opportunity and boost local pride in Blyth.

Council chiefs call for devolution of skills powers

24/02/2023

Local authority leaders have called for the devolution of skills budgets and powers to help them support young people into education, employment or training.

Solving the homelessness sector’s workforce crisis

14/02/2023

Rick Henderson, chief executive of Homeless Link, discusses the first ever accredited qualification for the homelessness workforce.

Khan announces £14m to restore trust in Met

27/01/2023

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out proposals for £14.2m of new funding to rebuild the trust and confidence of London’s communities in the Met Police.

First ever qualification for homelessness workforce launched

24/01/2023

The first ever accredited qualification for the homelessness workforce has been launched to help frontline staff develop their skills.

Be Part of a Net-Zero Future – BEIS-funded training available through the Retrofit Academy

23/01/2023

Retrofit Academy secures funding to deliver over 1200 retrofit courses in England to help the UK achieve its net zero goals by building a skilled workforce.

Nine in 10 councils experiencing staffing issues

20/01/2023

Council leaders have warned that the workforce crisis is threatening local services as a survey reveals nine in 10 councils are experiencing staffing issues.

Better together: how to retain IT talent in the public sector

21/12/2022

Arun Kumar, regional director at ManageEngine, looks at how the public sector can get over its digital skills problem.

Government’s £4bn annual skills spend ‘failing to deliver’

14/12/2022

Council chiefs have called for an end to the centralised approach to training as report finds that the Government’s £4bn skills spend is ‘failing to deliver’.

DWP urged to devolve employment support to councils

02/12/2022

Local authority leaders have called for all employment support to be devolved to councils rather than contracted out to large providers.

How tech can help councils handle customer vulnerability

30/11/2022

Paul Mander outlines how local government can use tech to spot vulnerable individuals.

Thousands of apprentices quit due to ‘poor quality’ of scheme

28/11/2022

Thousands of people who have taken up apprenticeships to help them develop new skills have dropped out due to the poor quality of schemes, research reveals.

Social care vacancies up by a record 52%

11/10/2022

The number of vacant posts in adult social care has increased by a record 52% in one year, an alarming new report has revealed.

Nearly half of teachers not confident teaching sex education

29/09/2022

Almost half of secondary school teachers say they don’t feel confident teaching sex and relationships education, a new survey has revealed.

Council chiefs welcome call for £1bn skills funding

22/09/2022

Council leaders have welcomed a call to move away from the top-down approach to skills, and to provide communities with the funding needed to boost employment.

£500m social care workforce fund approved

10/08/2022

The Government has announced a support package worth hundreds of thousands of pounds in an effort to tackle the social care staffing crisis.

Councils urged to boost local digital skills

06/06/2022

Councils urged to do more to help small businesses with digital training as evidence suggests businesses are struggling with the social media revolution.

Devolve powers to tackle jobs crisis, council chiefs say

17/05/2022

Local authority leaders have called on the Government to devolve more powers to councils to free them up to tackle the growing job crisis at the local level.

Training carers key priority for social care sector

12/05/2022

Reform and training carers are two of the key priorities for the social care sector during the year ahead, according to the annual report of the CSW Lyn Romeo.

Adult social care workforce receives £500m boost

05/04/2022

People working in adult social care in England are set to benefit from a £500m boost that will go towards improving the recruitment and retention of staff.

Social housing staff training review confirmed

18/01/2022

The Government today confirmed a review of the training of social housing staff after receiving thousands of complaints in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy.

Mayor Khan announces £600,000 fund to ‘rewild’ London

15/12/2021

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a new fund to help restore wildlife sites and create more natural habitats for plants and animals across the capital.

Council chiefs call for devolution of skills powers

30/11/2021

Local authority leaders are urging MPs to support measures that would see councils have more say in the delivery of skills development at the local level.

Government launches £7m flexible apprenticeship scheme

03/08/2021

Anyone looking to get experience and training to work in adult social care will now be able benefit from new flexible apprenticeships, the Government says.

Homes England invites council officers to join summer training programme

17/05/2021

Homes England are inviting council officers to join a Summer Learning Programme aimed at sharing knowledge on topics that could enhance home-building efforts.

UC claimants given access to longer work-related training

01/04/2021

An initiative aimed at increasing access to training for UC claimants will see an extension to the time people can receive UC during work-focused study.

PM pledges to transform skills and training system

29/09/2020

The Prime Minister has outlined plans to transform the training and skills system to help the country recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Council cuts damaging ‘grassroots’ grass pitches

30/10/2019

Local authority austerity and budget cuts have had a damaging effect on ‘grassroots’ grass pitches, a groundskeeping organisation says.

Funding to train nurses should be expanded to public health workers, council chiefs say

11/09/2019

Funding to train nurses should be expanded to cover public health workers including health visitors and school nurses, the Local Government Association says.

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