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DMH Associates: Newsletter No 2
June 24, 2019

The latest dmh associates Newsletter is now available. 

It includes:

  • A brief summary of dmh associates selected activities
  • A link to the Special Issue of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling – Happiness and Wellbeing
  • An article about dmh role in Career-Related Learning in Primary Schools in Northern Ireland
  • Information about the launch of a new major Working Wales initiative
  • An update on the Scottish Careers Strategy
  • Skills NI and the major annual planned 2019 Skills Show
  • Insights into some selected research and evaluation projects
  • Keynote presentations delivered or  being delivered by Deirdre 

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Careers England: Newsletter 141
June 5, 2019
Careers England: Newsletter 140
April 30, 2019
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April 15, 2019

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DWP Touchbase Newsletter Edition 133
April 12, 2019

This edition of Touchbase includes information on:

•  Jobcentre Plus arrangements over the Easter period
•  further changes to Universal Credit
•  calling Universal Credit phone lines
•  the Department for Work and Pensions email addresses
•  the mid-life MOT website
•  the workplace pensions campaign
•  the Regional Stakeholder Network
•  mentoring circles in jobcentres

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ESFA News: Independent Training Providers New Intervention Measures
April 2, 2019

The following ESFA news was published by gov.uk on Published 1 April 2019

Strengthened oversight, intervention and closer contract management, in our new intervention strategy, aims to eradicate low qualitywoman at a desk training provision, protect learners and public funds.

The majority of Independent Training Providers (ITP) we contract with provide good quality education and training. However, there is a small number where delivery falls short of our requirements, resulting in learners not getting the training they need and putting public funds at risk.

Currently, we only take action when an ITP has been judged inadequate by Ofsted, or has failed to meet minimum standards or financial health requirements.

In the aim of putting an end to poor training and learning provision, where data and analysis suggest a risk to learners or public funds, under our new intervention measures, we will be able to intervene early, (with the use of sanctions, such as suspension of recruitment or restricting growth) whilst assurance is being gained or remedial actions are undertaken. Read more

Careers England Newsletter 139
April 1, 2019
Spring Statement 2019
March 14, 2019

The Chancellor has presented his Spring Statement to Parliament – here’s a summary of what he saidplaceholder

Education and skills

Ensuring people have the skills that employers need is vital to creating the workforce of the future. The Budget set out steps to equip people with the skills to succeed in the modern economy, and today the Chancellor announced:

  • updates to apprenticeship reforms announced at Budget that mean from April 1st employers will see the co-investment rate they pay cut by a half from 10% to 5%, at the same time as levy-paying employers are able to share more levy funds across their supply chains, with the maximum amount rising from 10% to 25%
  • to tackle period poverty in schools, the Department for Education will lead work to develop a national scheme in England to provide free sanitary products to girls in secondary schools
  • the government has appointed Professor Arindajit Dube to undertake a review of the latest international evidence on the impact of minimum wages, to inform future National Living Wage policy after 2020

Read more

DMH Associates Newsletter
March 8, 2019

DMH Associates will now be releasing a quarterly newsletter to provide an update of our recent activities and publications.

This first version incldes the following topics:

Career-Related Learning in Primary Schools

Emplower to Shape Change Learning and Identities in the Changing World of Work

British Journal Of Guidance And Counselling: International Symposium Series, Special Issue

Careers Wales – Work Advice Wales

Scottish Government – Careers Strategy

Skills Northern Ireland 2019



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IEP News: Employability Practitioner Apprenticehsip Standard (Level 4)
February 19, 2019
Dear colleague,
I have the very real pleasure in advising you that, today, the Institute for Apprenticeships published the Employability Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard (Level 4) as being ready for delivery.
This is a very significant day for all those working in the public services space, helping people to become more independent.