All Learning, Skills and Employment
DEP works with teachers, trainee teachers, youth workers and other educators to promote diversity, global education and sustainable development.
DEP is based in South Manchester with a geographical remit of Greater Manchester and delivers projects across the North West. DEP runs a range of projects and also offers training courses designed to meet teacher and school needs. For more information on their work, visit: www.dep.org.uk
The LSEN - Learning Skills Employment Network - is a network of organisations and individuals interested in learning and employment issues in Manchester (and beyond). In this post, we'd like to give an overview of who we are and what we do.
The LSEN are once again co-ordinating Adult Learners Week (ALW) events across the City in May 2013, although this time it will be done within the context of a wider partnership where LSEN will be working with organisations from Merseyside and Cheshire to deliver ALW events across the whole of the North West.
This year NIACE have decided to reduce the time in which nominations for Adult Learners Week Awards can be submitted – previously the nomination period has run until the end of January, but this year it has been brought forward to the beginning of December
An LSEN Community Learning Strategy Group has now been formed following on from the very successful LSEN Seminar held in July.
The Group met for the first time on the 18 October and agreed the following definitions and thematic groups:
Two week courses offered to Manchester school and college leavers free of charge
In response to valuable feedback from employers, local training provider, Kaplan, has launched its Job Ready Programme in Manchester to ensure school and college leavers are fully geared up for apprenticeships when they make the transition to professional life.
4–7 September is enrolment week at Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES).
MAES offers a variety of courses for adults in its ten centres across the city:
• Maths and English up to GCSE
• Computer courses from beginner level upwards
• Vocational courses in Childcare or Health and Social Care
• Community Interpreting courses
• Employability courses
• Art and Textiles
• Languages, including French, Spanish, Urdu and Arabic.
The Learning, Skills and Employment Network (LSEN) is keen to make contact with any organisations which were unsuccessful in their applications for Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities (NLDC) funding through Manchester Adult Education Service and / or the Community Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF) through NIACE.
The CLIF funding opportunity was massively oversubscribed with more than 2,200 bids totalling almost £90million worth of activity against a total allocation of just £4million
WHAT IS THE MCC APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME?
• Over the next year, MCC are offering a range of Apprenticeship posts to support out of work and disadvantaged Manchester residents and young people into employment
WHAT WILL APPRENTICES BE OFFERED?
• Pay scale: You will be recruited to a permanent role as an ‘Apprentice’ into a Grade 1 position at scale point 6 - £12,489. An incremental pay scale framework would then allow the individual to progress through to the normal scale for the role to which they have been aligned.