Regis boss says Government funding plans still uncertain

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

The approach of the Learning Skills Councils (April 2001) will have an impact which should be of a positive nature. The LSCs will combine the functions of the TECs and FEFC. The idea is – “they have been designed to create a seamless transition between the worlds of education and work, with a particular emphasis on life-long learning”. Regis Training chief executive Bob Barham asks whether, with all the demands that are being made on the sector for the training of staff, will the move to LSCs help with funding? “I wish we could answer with a positive ‘yes’,” Mr Barham said. “The truth is that we still do not know – there are still a lot of ideas but few facts. “There will be full, zero-cost training available through the Mopdern Apprenticeship (MA) Programme for young people up to 19 years of age but this is not a great deal of help to the care sector.” Mr Barham said said that, from April next year, it was likely that partial funding for MAs aged 19-24 would be available. “We are lobbying for full cost suppo

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