Funding available for training with Regis


Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The approach of the Learning and Skills Councils (LSCs), which will operate from April 2001, will have an impact which should be of a positive nature, according to Regis Training chief executive Bob Barham. “The LSCs will combine the functions of the Training and Enterprise Councils (TECs) and the Further Education Funding Council (FEFC) and have been designed to create a seamless transition between the worlds of education and work, with a particular emphasis on life-long learning,” Mr Barham said. “With all the demands that are being made on the long term care sector for the training of staff, will the move to LSCs help with funding? “In the first instance, much of the funding will stay the same. There will still be full, zero cost training available through the Apprentice Programme at Foundation and Advanced levels (AMA and FMA) for young people up to 19 years of age ­ not a great deal of help to the care sector. From April there will be some funding for AMA/FMAs aged 19-24 but there are likely to be a lim





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