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Policy and Communications Adviser - Amanda Pavon-Lopez
Workshops on Localism and VCSE learning and Skills
The TSNLA is putting on 4 workshops (with funding from Awards for All) to support VCSE providers of learning and skills to engage with the new adult funding arrangements emerging through local enterprise partnerships and other localised arangements.
A set of guidance materials will be developed to enable VCSE providers to understand the new arrangements and to guide in engaging with these.
The project is being led by Tim Ward, trustee of TSNLA, recent FETL Fellow and the TSNLA lead person in representing the sector with the Skills Funding Agency.
The workshops are free and scheduled as follows:
Bristol 11 May at the St Pauls Centre
Nottingham 16 May at Nottingham CVS
London 16 June at Voluntary Action Islington
Leeds 22 June at the St georges Centre
All workshops are 10.00 am to 1.00pm
To book onto the workshops contact firstname.lastname@example.org
TSNLA and the Education & Training Foundation Continuing Professional Development Bursary Scheme 2017
The TSNLA 'CPD Needs in the Third Sector' report identified that on the whole small VCSE providers are not able to access CPD opportunities - very often not knowing what is available and even when aware not able to fund it. With support from the Education and Training Foundation the TSNLA is again operating a CPD bursary scheme to enable staff in the third sector to access appropriate CPD opportunities.
If you or your staff need to go on a course but don't have the funds to pay for it or don't have the travel costs then this scheme is for you. The funding pot is limited so we will be keeping the application process as simple as possible.
What can be funded?
Travel costs may be funded for courses which are delivered by or funded by the Education and Training Foundation - no others can be supported through this scheme.
If you attend or participate in a paid for course provided by the Foundation you can apply for both delegates costs and travel - the amount claimed will be the cost actually paid out up to £250.
What courses are available?
It's worth looking at what is available from the Education and Training Foundation programme: https://booking.etfoundation.co.uk/course/browse
There are courses covering:
How much is on offer?
Up to a total of £250 per individual is available. Normally up to 2 participants from one organisation may apply.
What do you need to do?
Apply using the form available through the link below. To be eligible participants will need to provide receipts and following on from the CPD complete a brief TSNLA online evaluation questionnaire.
Membership of TSNLA
It is not a requirement for the bursary that participant's organisations are TSNLA members - though it would be helpful if provider organisations do at least join as free subscriber members.
To apply complete the application form at the bottom of the web page:
and return to email@example.com
Call John Harris on 01943 510657
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The TSNLA is well placed to act as the ‘voice' and representative of third sector providers. Given current developments at the Skills Funding Agency the key TSNLA activity is focused around the introduction of Minimum Contract Levels, their impact on sector providers and the learner and the changes in ESF procurement.
The Third Sector National Learning Alliance (TSNLA) is the voice for all Third Sector learning and skills providers. The Third Sector is uniquely placed to meet the diverse and changing learning needs of our present day society. To fulfil its potential, it needs a strong and coherent voice.