About | The Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network | Traineeships Toolkit
Sources of Information and Research
In compiling this guide, we have undertaken considerable desk research on the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) websites, to source the latest Funding Rules and additional guidance notes. We have reviewed and sourced information from the Apprenticeship pages of the ‘Gov UK’ website.
Material published from the Association of Employers and Learning Providers (AELP) Traineeship Staff Support Programme was accessed and reviewed. GMLPN staff attended webinars and associated with that programme in order to understand the national picture and the existing resources available.
The broader web was researched thoroughly to identify examples of good practice, with a particular emphasis on excellent models of websites and materials directed at young people and parents.
From the GMLPN Annual Members’ Survey, we obtained information on the extent of engagement of the network members in the Traineeship programme. This assisted us in identifying a number of the most pressing issues and concerns from our network members, and where they were seeking support. In addition, we have undertaken one-to-one discussions with network members based in Greater Manchester who are eligible to deliver Traineeships.
Consequently, to support the development of the Toolkit we have established a steering group involving a number of providers currently delivering Traineeships and representatives of the referral agencies, including Jobcentre Plus. The steering group has provided us with invaluable insight into the requirements and content of the Toolkit.