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News from Industry Learning Solutions

Lean Smart-Apps lead the way as Industry Learning Solutions Limited is announced a winner in UK 2019 Technology Innovator Awards by CV Magazine for its innovative Lean Bitesize learning linked to Industry 4.0 and Lean Smart Apps to help embed and sustain a lean culture within different manufacturing and service environments. cv-magazine.com/issues/technology-innovator-awards-2019

Best Business Apprenticeship & Training Consultancy 2018

2018 Welsh Enterprise Awards - Industry Learning Solutions Limited awarded Best Business Apprenticeship & Training Consultancy

Industry Learning Solutions (ILS) offer operational excellence and management development programmes to the manufacturing and engineering sector and will optimize on skills funding opportunities available locally. ILS provide skills solutions in Leadership and Management, Lean Green Belts, Bespoke Lean courses, Apprenticeships and access to a suite of Smart phone Apps to support and sustain specific organisational efficiency skills. For a tailored skills solution offering accredited training or L&D consultancy for developing a competency framework for your business, call ILS today or visit our website at www.industrylearningsolutions.com or call us direct on 44 (0) 7966 315507

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Energy News for Manufacturers from the CBM and EEF

Energy and Environment legislation from the budget

Introduction of Industrial Energy Transformation Fund and scrapping of Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA) and related First Year Tax Credits (FYTC)

The good news is that government is finally delivering the industrial energy efficiency fund long requested by EEF and promised in last year’s manifesto, but it comes at the cost of tax breaks/credits for energy and water efficient technologies under the ECA and FYTC schemes. The swap is revenue neutral, and will provide a £315m fund to be spent over the next five years on energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies. The details of the fund are still being worked out but it is likely that it will be targeted at higher energy users. There will be more stakeholder engagement in the next few months.

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News from fenews.co.uk

  • Seeing the Employment and Skills System for the (still falling) trees


    08/12/2020 03:53 AM

      While it’s not good to mix metaphors, amidst our challenges with Covid-19, the themes of woods, trees and reforestation seem apt. The lockdown(s) and social restrictions could be likened to devastating wildfires for the economy and labour market; burning almost everything before them. But now that emergency measures have been taken, and fires are at least partly under control, it’s a good time for some detailed damage assessment and more systematic ... +Read More

  • Covid-19 in Education - The impact on exams and assessments


    08/12/2020 03:46 AM

    #ResultsDay with a difference - On the 18th March 2020, Prime Minister, @BorisJohnson announced that all UK schools will close from 20th March, due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19). It was also announced that examinations in the May/June series, would not take place. This included A Level and GCSE subjects. This was also quickly followed by promises from the Department of Education that students would still receive predicted grades based on assessments that had already ... +Read More

  • Tackling Negativity With Arnie Skelton #52


    08/12/2020 03:45 AM

    Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE Managers In the Fifty-Second episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses tackling negativity. In this week’s podcast Arnie tackles something we are all likely to face – unfortunately – some time at work: negativity from others.  So his top ten tips are on tackling negativity.  Did you know, for example, there are four key types of negativity, each requiring ... +Read More

  • Emma Hardy responds to the Sutton Trust poll for University Applicants who are worried about their grades


    08/11/2020 10:01 PM

    @EmmaHardyMP, Labour’s Shadow Universities Minister, responding to the @suttontrust poll that shows university applicants are worried about getting their grades and what university life will be like, said:  “Education should be a right for all and it is clear that the Government must do more to support disadvantaged students in attending university.  "To give students confidence to attend university this Autumn there needs to be clear guidance on how to make campuses ... +Read More

  • University applicants worried about getting their grades and what university life will be like


    08/11/2020 10:00 PM

    Today (12 Aug) ahead of #ALevel #ResultsDay2020 - the @SuttonTrust have published a new polling of university applicants which finds many have concerns about getting the grades they need for their first-choice university as well as what student life will be like. Three quarters (73%) of applicants are most worried about how the pandemic will impact their ability to take part in university social life, and two thirds are worried about ... +Read More

News from the Institute for Apprenticeships