This Week's News 16.06.17

Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard

City & Guilds has announced that the Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard is now open for registration. We can therefore now arrange sign ups.

Please note that the fact sheet has also been updated to read the new qualification has a 'typical duration' of 24 months rather than a 'minimum duration'.

New Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills

It has been announced that Robert Halfon will not be reappointed as minister for apprentices and skills. In a shock departure, Mr Halfon announced on Twitter that he would not be returning to the brief. "The prime minister has to make these decisions", Mr Halfon said. "I wasn't really given a reason".

Anne Milton MP has since been announced as the new minister for apprenticeships and skills.

NUS Apprentice Card

If you haven't already thought of it, why not buy an NUS Apprentice Extra card as an incentive for your apprentices. The cost to you would be £11. Click on the link for further details.

ITS Photo Competition - ‘Best of British'

There's now only two more weeks before the closing date for entries for this year's photographic competition (30th June). Please remind your apprentices so they don't miss out. They need to fill out the entry form on our website and upload their photos asap. Remember there's prize money at stake! £100 for the winner and £75 for second and £50 for third place.

Surveys, Surveys, Surveys!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete this year's Ofsted, FE Choices and ITS surveys.

Ofsted Surveys

To view our results for the Employer View Survey please click here.
To view our results for the Learner View Survey please click here.

In summary:
"95% of our apprentices would recommend ITS to a friend"
"100% of our partner salons would recommend ITS to another employer"

ITS Apprentice Survey

Below is a summary of some of the responses from our apprentices:
100% of Learners said that ITS made me feel that I matter
100% of Learners agreed that their voice was heard and they were listened to
100% of Learners said that they would recommend ITS to their friends

ITS Employer Survey

We also received some of the lovely comments from you:
"I am so pleased and impressed with ITS, everyone is so helpful. I can't believe how far our business is pushing forward and that is in part due to ITS."
"I like working with ITS as everyone is so helpful."
"Working with ITS is easy and straightforward."
"I like everything about working with ITS, ITS are wonderful!"
"I like the support and structure."

Results from the FE choices surveys are due to be published later in the year.

Congratulations to the following learner who completed her Apprenticeship this week

Esmae Dodimead - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship - Dare, Reigate


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