We're busy gearing up for Apprenticeship Week, and we will be hosting a major Employer event on the 16 March in Manchester to help get started. The day, coinciding with Budget Day, will feature more details on the Apprenticeship Levy and we'll be launching our white paper on 'The Age of Apprenticeships', so please pop along or catch us at the FE Week's Apprenticeship Conference in Birmingham, 16-18 March.
Also, we're pleased to have proposals for further Apprenticeship Standards, at Level 3 and Level 5, in with BIS for approval for late Spring. Watch this space for more information in the coming weeks and months.
As a thank you for continued support and business, we are pleased to announce our fees for 2016/2017 have been frozen. We also have details of our second "Bouncing Back" event, where we heard from Nick Leeson, the rogue trader who brought down Barings Bank. Visit our Bouncing Back pages for his candid interview. We share our report 'Winning Ideas: Leading through change and uncertainty', which features themes of increasing complexity, uncertainty and change in the top five rated articles from this year's Management Articles of the Year.
Steve Heappey CMgr FCMI
Director of Qualifications & Service Delivery
DEVELOP TRUE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS
Work to develop Level 3 and Level 5 Trailblazer apprenticeships is well under way with proposals submitted to BIS for approval for late Spring.
Now we need as many businesses as possible to comment on the standards and assessment plans, so please share this with your networks.
This and more will be addressed at our event on 16 March. Click here to book your place.
BUILD UPON THE SUCCESS OF LAST YEAR. WITH PRICES FROZEN FOR 2016/17
CMI are proud to work in partnership with our Centres to deliver the best in management and leadership development.
As a thank you to you for your continued business and to support you in the year ahead, we're pleased to announce we will be freezing our prices for the 2016/17 academic year.
The 2016/17 fees guide can be accessed here.
NICK LEESON: "POOR MANAGEMENT CULTURE ALLOWED ME TO FAIL"
Nick Leeson, the rogue trader who brought down Barings bank, speaks to CMI about his remorse and how a culture of fear and incompetence allowed him to get away with his illegal trading for so long.
To read and watch him tell his incredible story for our Bouncing Back series, click here.
PUBLIC FUNDING IN ENGLAND FOR 2016/2017
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has released a series of documents relating to the changes in public funding for Adults 19+ in England, in particular around the new Adult Education Budget (AEB).
In the Skills Funding Letter from the Minister of Skills, Nick Boles MP, to Peter Lauener, CEO of Skills Funding Agency, the government outline their priorities for 2016/17 and the term of government until 2020.
Key Points include:
- £1bn for apprenticeships
- £1.5bn for other adult further education outside apprenticeships – now titled Adult Education Budget (AEB)
- Three core principles for consistent allocation of AEB:
The new Adult Education Budget will be the central budet for all public funding for adults aged 19+ (excluding apprenticeships). The three streams include:
- Legal Entitlements - must be a qualification, full funding available for first full Level 2/3 qualification
- Local Flexibilities - devolved funding to local authorities to included RQF qualifications and/or bespoke, locally designed or tailored training provision
- Advanced Learning Loans - available for qualifications that meet SFA requirements, for qualifications level 3-6 and learners 19+
These changes offer more opportunities for learners to undertake a qualification, particularly the Advanced Learning Loans which has been expanded to include learners aged 19+ (rather than 24+) studying a Level 3 – 6 qualification (previously limited to Levels 3 & 4 only).
We will be keeping track of all updates from SFA and will continue to update Centres as more information becomes available. There will be an updated Funding Overview available before 1st August 2016.
In the meantime, you can access information on public funding in England here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/skills-funding-agency
For information on the current 201/16 funding, please see www.managers.org.uk/funding
CMI ENGAGE DAYS: WORKING TOGETHER
The 2016 CMI Engage Days will soon be taking place across the UK. The days will include presentations from key CMI contacts, interactive workshops and are great opportunities to meet fellow partners and CMI contacts to discuss and share issues that affect you as a learning and development provider.
To book your place click here.
CMI BOOK CLUB: MARCH
The Management and Consulting Book Club brings you the best titles in management and leadership, rated by like-minded managers.
March’s reviews include 'Strategic Reward & Recognition' and 'Winning Minds'.
Our Guest Reviewer, Maurice Howell picks 'Managing People' as his chosen book and the Editor’s Choice this month is 'Talent Magnetism'.
For more information and to join our reviewer panel click here.
HELP US TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CMI
There are opportunities in 2016 for members to put themselves forward for a number of vacancies on our Board and Committees.
There will be two elected vacancies on the Board of Trustees to serve for a three year term. The closing date for Board nominations is 20 May 2016.
For more information on our governance structure and the election and appointment process, please click here.
PATHWAYS: CALL FOR SUCCESS STORIES
Calling all customers of our learning support materials, Pathways.
We would really love to hear your success stories from staff or learners who have used Pathways workbooks during their studies.
Please send in your success stories by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
USE NETWORKING TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March we have a number of special events being held across the country.
Take a look and see what's on near you. See this month's highlights below:
MANAGEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR: CALL FOR REVIEWERS
We are seeking book reviewers for this year’s CMI Management Book of the Year.
The competition, launched in 2010 by the Chartered Management Institute with the British Library, saw 'Frugal Innovation' by Jaideep Prabhu and Navi Radjou crowned the 2016 winner of this prestigious award.
If you would like to review books for next year’s competition, please get in touch.