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Last Friday (12th Jan 2018) the ESFA opened the Advanced Learner Loan facility to allow new applications for funding, growth or even reductions in your allocation.

If you already have a loan facility you can use the change request form to ask for an increase or reduction, or to have your loan facility and loans bursary funding removed.

If you do not have a loan facility you can use the first-time request form to request one; you must currently hold an adult education budget or apprenticeship funding agreement, and have held it since at least the 2015 to 2016 funding year.

Would you like to work in a welcoming and friendly environment? Do you want to work for an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of people in your local community?

YMCA Derbyshire has two exciting opportunities for individuals to join the YMCA; a charity at the heart of the community in Derbyshire committed to helping people at times of need, regardless of gender, race, ability or faith.

The roles available are:

Are you ready for a new challenge?

Do you have the experience, skills and enthusiasm to make a difference and help to lead the service on its journey from good to outstanding?

Due to retirement, Derby City Council Adult Learning Service are looking for an inspiring and experienced manager to lead and develop their Community Learning provision within Derby Adult Learning Service.

The YMCA is a charity at the heart of the community in Derby. They are committed to helping people at times of need, regardless of gender, race, ability or faith. Their values to Protect, Trust, Hope and Persevere underpin all of their services across the county.

As Receptionist you will be the first point of contact for residents, learners and visitors providing a high level of customer service;

To save you all the task of reviewing the previous and new versions of the Inspection Handbook, the team at Mesma have kindly reviewed the December 2017 update of the revised Ofsted further education and skills inspection handbook to be used from 2nd January 2018.

Other than the inclusion emphasising that ‘inspectors usually inspect and report careers guidance’, reference to the ‘Technical and Further Education Act 2017’ and a few re-numbered changes there appears to be no further changes. A summary of the changes are below:

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