One of the biggest events in the FE world is the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, which is being introduced in April 2017. All employers with a payroll in excess of £3m will have to make a contribution of 0.5% of payroll to pay for apprenticeship training.

Many employers are not yet ready for this and are ill prepared to take advantage of the opportunity it presents.

Surprisingly, the vast majority of training providers are also not ready to present an offer to those employers. There is a huge shift required from the past – spending a funding contract – to marketing, preparing the right offer, pricing, contract negotiations and delivery of bespoke employer requirements which is what will be required. This fundamental shift is not and has not been addressed by training providers and many lack the commercial experience to make this shift.

There is a massive amount of work to be done in a short amount of time. Whether you are an employer – levy payer or not – or a training provider, the Leadership Team can help you prepare for the Levy and ensure that you get it right.

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Happy New Year 2017!

There is no easy way to say this but we believe that nearly 1,000 training providers will not make it to the end of 2017.
NOW is the time to act if you want to avoid FE-xit this year.

Don’t worry, we can help. We have worked with hundreds of providers over the past few years and have helped our clients both survive and achieve exceptional results. We can help you do the same.

The key areas where we can help you:

1. Strategy/Plan

Too many providers do not have a strategy, they constantly bounce from contract to contract which causes huge stress.

2. Direct Contracts

Helping you gain contracts in your own right but more importantly help you prepare to become a direct contract holder capable of both keeping and delivering to all stakeholders.

3. Common Inspection Framework

A large number of good providers are either lacking sufficient knowledge or are in denial about their capability to deliver against the CIF.

4. Financial Management

Poor management of cash-flow, loans, contracts, financial plans and monthly reporting are a major reason for failure. Getting this right can help you survive.

5. Commercial Revenues and contracts

The funding landscape changes dramatically in 2017 and you need to be more commercially aware than ever, negotiating prices and contracts with clients. This will be new territory for funded providers and will sink many organisations.

If you want to survive, stay relevant and prosper in a what is a rapidly changing environment The Leadership Team can help you every step of the way.

To make sure you survive FE-xit and are here next year, call us now on 0845 303 9517
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