NTfW Newsletter – March 2012

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NTfW members work to assist in the recognising of prior learning of refugees based in Wales.

An exciting pilot which see NTfW members and the Welsh Refugee Council (WRC) and Displaced People in Action (DPiA) working collaboratively is well underway across South Wales.
Part of a wider pathfinder for potential RPL routes, the aim of this pilot is to establish a sustainable programme whereby individuals that have refugee status in Wales have the opportunity to have their prior knowledge and skills recognised within the UK through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes that already exist within the current “credit-based” frameworks.
The pilot is now well underway and is assisting 6 individuals to go through the “RPL process” in the occupational areas of Health and Social Care, Construction and Retail. Early indications from the three providers involved (A4e, Acorn Learning Solutions and TSW Training) suggest that the pilot is going well, and that due to the nature of the individuals “it is providing a stretch for our own internal systems.”

It is intended that following the evaluation of the pilot a proposal will be submitted to Welsh Government, with a view to securing funding for a sustainable programme which could see WBL Providers assisting those who are dispersed to Wales by the Home Office, and who are desperately keen to enter the Welsh jobs market.

For further information please contact Jeff Protheroe Email: jeff.protheroe@ntfw.org or mobile: 07425 621711.

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Lloyds TSB Money for Life Programme

Money For Life Challenge


MFL Challenge

There is great excitement at NTfW and Colleges Wales about the Money for Life Challenge. Project idea entries have now all been submitted with grants being allocated to 40 projects in Wales (104 across the UK). Well done to Blaenau Gwent Resource Centre, Babcock Training, ACT and A4E for submitting some really innovative project proposals, alongside a large number of colleges. A total of 11 grants have been approved for these WBL providers. Completed projects will be uploaded by March 16th with the initial judging taking place in Wales on March 19th and 20th. The 5 project finalists and a number of runner ups will be invited to attend an event at Cardiff City Stadium on April 4th. The finalists will have the opportunity to present their project ideas to invited guests and a panel of judges who will decide the Wales National winner and a ‘people’s choice’ winner on the day. The National finalist will represent Wales at the grand final in London on May 24th. Good luck to all those taking part! You can vote for your favourite project via face book and twitter so make sure to visit the money for life challenge website after March 16th as all votes count towards the judge’s decision.

Teach others & Teach Me courses

Teach Others: We are now coming to the end of our fully funded Teach Others programme for this year and in response to demand have just set up two more sessions. If you or a colleague might be interested in taking Teach Others, could you please be aware that we have a few fully-funded places left. As we are not sure whether the programme will still be run after May, these might be the last fully-funded places we have.

WBL providers who have taken the course have been really positive about the content and the value to them and their organisations.

‘The Teach others course has been really useful. It’s given me plenty of ideas for delivering Application of Number to learners through financial contexts that are relevant to their workplace training and their wider everyday employability skills.’ Kate Hall, Hairdressing Training Consultant – ISA Training

Candidates can apply on: http://www.moneyforlifeprogramme.org.uk/qualifications/
We only have 4 places available on our Cardiff course (14th and 28th March).
Our two new Teach Others courses will be running on the following dates:
Carmarthen 17/04/12 (Day 1) and 01/05/12 (Day 2)
Coleg Llandrillo, Rhos Campus 15/05/12 (Day 1) and 29/05/12 (Day 2)
Thank you for helping to spread the word!

Teach Me: This fully funded online course still has places available until the end of May for Work Based Learning providers. It is a great opportunity to gain a wonderful CPD opportunity for you or your staff in the delivery of Financial Capability through your work based learning programmes. Many providers who have already completed the course have commented on the range of knowledge and skills gained which has enhanced their confidence and given them ideas in the delivery of Essential Skills Wales, Basic Skills and Employer pledge programmes. The course consists of 10 hours online learning and is accredited by the Open College Network (OCN).

For further details on the Money for Life programme, the challenge or the fully funded courses for staff, please visit www.moneyforlifeprogramme.org.uk.

Alternatively please contact Clara Weekley clara.weekley@ntfw.org or Julia Owens julia.owens@colegaucymru.ac.uk

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Leadership & Management Wales – Micro Business Research Project

Leadership & Management Wales


The micro business research project is now in the final stages. There are a number of employer interviews and case studies to be completed throughout March and it is anticipated that the final report and findings will be presented to LMW in May, to be published in June.

A big thank you to all providers who have contributed to the project so far by attending focus groups, supplying data bases of their micro employers to interview and sharing contacts with external stakeholders.

A final evaluation survey will be posted on Moodle over the coming weeks so please continue your support by disseminating it to all of your micro employers and completing it yourself if you are a provider of 9 or less staff.

Through our links with LMW we have been asked to highlight some support and funding opportunities that may be of interest to our members.

Workforce development programme – discretionary funding Welsh Government will provide a Human Resource Development (HRD) advisor who will work with a company free of charge to:

  • Review the company’s strategy to ensure all staff development and training helps deliver on business objectives
  • Help the company improve its approach to management and training by building an agreed organisational development plan, and advising on its implementation
  • Identify training and development requirements and produce an agreed learning plan
  • Help the company fulfil its training and development needs by linking it with training organisations and sourcing the right courses
  • Support the company towards the Investors in People (IiP)award
  • The advisor will try to find the most advantageous arrangements to deliver on the learning plan, utilising Welsh Government initiatives. Where training and development needs cannot be met through existing programmes, discretionary funding may be made available. Through the discretionary funding route the Welsh Government will subsidise, at 50%, the training agreed on the learning plan (up to agreed limits).

Who is this for?

  • Businesses with 10 or more employees (businesses with 9 employees or less should refer to the direct application section);
  • All private sector businesses are eligible provided they have not received support through this route before;
  • Public sector businesses can access the support of a HRD advisor at a subsidised rate but would not be eligible for the discretionary funding;
  • All businesses must be based in Wales;
  • Businesses that already have IiP recognition are not eligible for discretionary funding; however they can use the direct application route.

For further information or an application form please contact the Business Skills Hotline on 0845 60 661 60 or email info@skillspeoplesuccess.com

For further information on the Discretionary Funds, please follow the following website link http://lmw.org.uk/en/funding/workforce-development-programme-discretionary-funding/

A list of courses that have been approved for leadership and management discretionary funding can be found below. If you require any further information about whether a specific training programme would attract ELMS funding, please contact your HRD advisor (if applicable) or email elmsenquiries@wales.gsi.gov.uk

ELMS approved list of courses
Please note that all leadership and management funding is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

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NUS Wales – Apprentice Extra Card

NUS extra card

The NUS Apprentice Extra Card is now fully up and running and available to all Apprentice learners in Wales.

There were some complications in the initial stages for providers wanting to register as a recognised organisation, however these have been overcome and sales of the card have been soaring in recent months. The card is now also available in England so if you manage contracts across the bridge, be sure to make your colleagues aware.

The Card provides discounts on a variety of essentials from more than 120 high street stores and online retail partners. Focus is on discount to items that are particularly applicable to Apprentices such as equipment and uniforms etc. A card holder can save around £525 per year on travel, sport, books and DVD, technology, mobile and broadband as well as fashion, beauty and socialising.

Money generated from the card will fund the National Society of Apprentices which will serve to represent the needs of Apprentices and offer them support during their vocational training. To learn more or register as an organisation to purchase cards for your learners, please visit www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-apprentices-extra-card

To ensure we can develop this scheme further for the benefit learners , we would be grateful of any feedback or suggestions you may have. Please email Clara Weekley clara.weekley@ntfw.org with any concerns, suggestions, questions or comments. We aim to ensure a representative from NUS Wales Apprentice Extra team attends the regional meetings in April and May to promote the service further and answer any questions you may have.

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ESDGC – Citizenship and Culture

Welsh Cakes

Being Welsh and what it Means to Me

Create a display or wear something to show what being Welsh means to you.

Encourage learners to do the same and get to know them better!
Ask learners to identify things Welsh e.g. their favourite singer, band, funny Welsh sayings etc.

Celebrate with Welsh Cakes

Welsh cakes are a delicious tea time treat. Welsh cakes were originally cooked on the hot plate of a coal oven but can easily be cooked in a heavy non-stick frying pan or griddle.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes


  • 8 oz/ 225g self-rising flour
  • 4 oz/ 100g butter
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 3 oz/ 75g fine or caster sugar
  • 3 oz/75g mixed currants and sultanas
  • A pinch salt
  • Rind of half a lemon, grated
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • A little milk to blend if necessary


  • Sieve the flour, salt and spice into a mixing bowl. Rub in the fats until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, lemon rind and dried fruit. Pour in the beaten egg and stir to make a firm dough, add a tiny dash of milk should the dough be too dry. Add a tiny amount at a time to prevent creating a sloppy dough.
  • On a floured board, roll or press the dough to approximately 1/4″/5mm thick, approx the thickness of the little finger. Cut into discs with a 1 1/2″ or 2″ /4 or 5 cm cutter. Or, cut into squares.
  • Bake the Welsh Cakes on a medium hot griddle,for approx 3 mins per side turning once, until golden brown on both sides but still a little soft in the middle. Dust with fine/caster sugar while still hot. If you do not have a griddle use a lightly buttered heavy base frying pan.

Welsh cakes are best eaten while hot but will keep for up to 10 days in an airtight container. You can also serve them with lightly whipped fresh cream and preserves.

Up and coming events
Olympic torch Wales’s dates and towns

The Olympic torch/flame will be going through Wales on the following dates information on times will be published nearer the date further information can be obtained from http://wales.gov.uk/topics/cultureandsport/2012/torch/?lang=en

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News from the Regions

Deeside College Group of Colleges celebrate apprenticeships with Chamber of Commerce

Deeside college event

As part of Apprenticeship Week Wales 2012, Northop College, part of the Deeside College Group of Colleges hosted a free networking and seminar breakfast event in collaboration with the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday 8th February

Opened by Deeside College Principal David Jones, the event highlighted the importance of apprenticeships and over 60 delegates were joined by representatives from Deeside College, Yale College, Coleg Llandrillo, Coleg Menai and West Cheshire College who provided advice and guidance on recruiting and training an apprentice.

Employers and apprentices from Airbus, DRB Group and Flintshire County Council, currently involved with the programmes provided an insight into their own apprentice scheme, using case studies and information based on their own experiences.

Deeside College Principal and Chief Executive said:
“As part of Apprenticeships week we have been promoting the exciting work done by Colleges and employers to provide young people and existing employees with apprentice opportunities. Apprenticeships can help organisations from across all sectors by providing both new recruits and current employees with practical skills tailored to the individual business needs.

He added “It is important that as colleges we continue to support and promote apprentice training to help employers within the region to grow their businesses and I am delighted we have been able to attract so many delegates here today with the support of the Chamber of Commerce.

West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce General Manager, Colin Brew added:
“The West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be working closely with all of the main colleges within its region to ensure a stronger link between them and the private sector with the aim of developing awareness and promoting the benefits of Apprenticeships to business. This partnership event provided a great opportunity for all parties to learn more about employee training schemes currently available and will be a great starting point for businesses considering taking on an apprentice. Hopefully after today, more local employers will be convinced of the benefits of an apprentice scheme”

Speaking after the event Keith Vivian of DRB Group commented, “It was great to be able to tell other employers about the success of the apprentice scheme and the real benefits it can bring to a business.”

The event was funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government as part of a series of events marking National Apprenticeships Week.

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South Lead the Way to Share CPD

ISA Training

The NTfW South Region has come up with a new initiative to foster a culture of sharing practice amongst its members and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of staff development. In an age where staff training and development is absolutely vital to maintain, develop and improve the quality of learning, the South Region is embarking on the development of a share CPD calendar. Members have agreed to fully participate in sharing CPD resources and staff development activities aiming to develop a shared CPD calendar for the region.

Many CPD activities offered internally by members of the region including First Aid Training, TAQA, Child Protection and many more. Therefore this initiative offers an ideal opportunity for staff to share in their practices and develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of areas.
The initiative will commence within the next 3 months and following a period of operation will be evaluated by the South Regional Board and proposals forward to the NTfW for potentially rolling out a similar approach to all regions.

As a network of highly quality and experience training organisations, sharing of good practice and staff development will enable our members and learners to benefit from our collective experience and expertise – this truly demonstrates the NTfW working in Partnership.

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Conduit moves to new Cardiff base

Conduit logo

Call centre company Conduit is moving staff from its Hodge House office in central Cardiff to other locations, mainly nearby Fusion Point, where it hopes to recuit a further 600 staff.

The company, owned by US-based KGB, employs more than 1,900 staff at its South Wales bases in Cardiff city centre, Cardiff Gate and Swansea.
The Fusion Point base, just south of Central Station, will handle calls for the British Gas homecare service.

Denis Creighton, chief executive of Conduit Europe, said Wales generated the best customer service and performance indicators in the 10 countries in which the company operated. He said: “That’s why we’re planning to focus future growth here. Fusion Point 1 will be the flagship of our growing operation.”

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Recognising NVQ Success with Excelsior Plus

Excelsior Plus

The Excelsior Plus Project at Bridgend College recently hosted a Special Recognition Ceremony which honoured 12 employers and their 36 employees who had successfully completed work-based qualifications in the workplace with Bridgend College NVQ Assessors.

The ceremony was held at the Coed-y-Mwstwr Hotel near Bridgend and recognised employees who had completed NVQs in Business and Administration, Customer Service, Passenger Carrying Vehicles (Driving), Performing Manufacturing Operations, Team Leading and Management.

Clara Weekley of NTFW said, “It was truly rewarding to see so many fantastic and inspiring individuals receive their awards.”

The Excelsior Plus Project is a European Social Fund (ESF) initiative, designed to help employees to gain National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in order to develop their skills and confidence to create a more productive and qualified workforce.

Employees are eligible for the Excelsior Plus Project if they work for more than 16 hours per week for a South Wales-based small to medium sized private sector employer, charity or social enterprise within the ESF Convergence counties of Pembrokeshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent.

The Excelsior Plus Project is a collaborative project delivered by Bridgend College, Merthyr Tydfil College and The College Ystrad Mynach. At the time of writing, 234 businesses and organisations have participated with 1255 candidates enrolled on qualifications. Of those enrolled, 274 employees have achieved their NVQs on the project since 2010. In addition, 49 companies have accessed the Equality and Diversity policy advice which is also available free of charge on the project.

In all, 2800 fully-funded NVQ opportunities will be provided for candidates in the ESF Convergence counties of South Wales and enrolments will be accepted until April 2014.

For more information on the Excelsior Plus Project funded by the European Social Fund, please contact Liz Plenty, Project Manager at Bridgend College at excelsiorplus@bridgend.ac.uk or Tel: 01656 302 329.

Employers and NVQ candidates gather at the Excelsior Plus Special Recognition Ceremony.

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The One Newport Information Station

One Newport logo

The Information Station has received £700,000 from the Welsh Government’s Invest-to-Save fund to help bring together services provided by Newport City Council and other partner organisations.

People who visit the Information Station can access a range of services and get advice on issues such as: Business rates, Council tax, Re-housing services and Social Services, including children and families, child protection, exercise referral and access to supported employment.

Opening the Information Station Jane Hutt said:

“This is fantastic new facility that will make it much easier for people in Newport to get information about services and advice on further support, when they need it.

The Information Station is an excellent example of public service improvement, which has resulted from organisations working together, sharing resources, equipment and office space and designing services around people in the local community rather than organisational structures “I am particularly pleased that the benefits of new technology are being embraced to enhance public services with the Information Station being the first major installation of the Public Sector Broadband telephony solution in Wales.

The Welsh Government has a key role to play in supporting public service organisations to manage with reduced budgets, to unlock innovation and change and to work in partnership. The Invest-to-Save Fund is helping us to do this.

I’m delighted that we were able to provide support to the One Newport Information Station including £700,000 from the Invest-to-Save fund to help them make their services more efficient and accessible.

I am continuing to make the Fund available to projects that deliver significant efficiency and wider improvements and will shortly open it once again to new project applications.

The One Newport Information Station demonstrates the benefits of looking afresh at how people access local services. I hope this project will continue to grow and develop, and that other parts of Wales can learn from what has been achieved and will continue to be achieved by working in this way.”

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ACT, Wales’ largest work-based training provider, has officially opened the doors to its expanded Skills Academy in Caerphilly to help combat youth unemployment in the area

Jonathan Davies and Jeff Cuthbert

Deputy Minister for Skills, Jeff Cuthbert, formally opened the revamped Academy on Monday 20th February at Caerphilly’s Pontygwindy Industrial Estate, which is designed to help hundreds of young people in the region into jobs. The open day was hosted by ACT’s Skills Ambassador, Welsh rugby legend, Jonathan Davies, who joined the Deputy Minister on a tour of the ultra-modern facilities. Local employers, Careers Wales, the Job Centre and other organisations who work closely with young people were invited for a first look at the brand new facility and to discuss what ACT is doing in the Caerphilly area.

Speaking at the event, Jonathan Davies delivered a key message to local employers, encouraging them to support Caerphilly youth through offering work tasters, placements and apprenticeship opportunities, giving them an opportunity to learn on the job.

Prior to the refurbishment, the Academy offered training in Hairdressing and Barbering, IT, Business Administration, Performing Manufacturing Operations and Bricklaying. Following the £250,000 expansion, the brand new facilities now includes a motor vehicle training section, construction training suite and a fully-functioning kitchen equipped with the latest catering equipment, offering learners a hands-on learning experience. In addition, the Academy now offers a much wider range of training options for Construction, including; Plastering, Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting and Decorating as well as the Princes Trust TEAM programme.

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RLP holds seminar to promote use of Welsh language through delivery of Adult Community Learning across south west Wales

RLP event

A free seminar has been organised by the South West Wales-based Regional Learning Partnership to support individuals involved in the delivery of Adult and Community Learning and the use of the Welsh language.

The RLP, which is funded through the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) and other domestic sources, is a partnership organisation that brings together key organisations within education and regeneration from across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Pembrokeshire, with the aim of improving learning opportunities for all learners.

The half-day event which attracted around 40 colleagues from across the regional ACL community was held at Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli, in February.

Forming part of the partnership’s ACL sub-group’s agreed Work Programme in promoting good practice in the delivery of Welsh medium and bilingual delivery, this seminar provided an insight into the common issues which arise through individuals’ confidence in the use of the Welsh language.

There was representation from The City and County of Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion County Councils, Coleg Powys, Neath Port Talbot College, Coleg Sir Gar, The University of Wales; Trinity St David, Gower College Swansea, The Open University Wales, Ceredigion Dysgu Bro, Cefn Calon and the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), amongst others.

Guest speakers included Esther Barrett, E-Learning Advisor at the Department of Adult Continuing Education (DACE) in Swansea University; Gareth Ioan, Chief Executive of IAITH; Angharad Mai-Roberts, National Welsh Medium Education and Training Development Manager for SGILIAITH and Sian Merlys, Swyddog Dysgu Cymunedol Dinefwr at Carmarthenshire County Council.

Their presentations focused on findings directly from students, best practices from elsewhere within Wales and how we within the region can work more collaboratively to support our tutors and learners in increasing the use of the Welsh language to support the delivery of Adult Community Learning; were some of the key topics discussed.

Initial responses from attendees have been very positive, with the content, pitch and tone of the event being complimented. Analysis of the output captured within the workshop discussions at the event will be used to inform future support for the Welsh language within ACL provision.

Speaking about the seminar, one of the attendees Swansea-based tutor co-ordinator Kay Timpson said: “This was a very enjoyable event and lots of colleagues are keen to incorporate Welsh and would welcome practical resources and ideas.”

Other attendees described the occasion as “highly interesting and motivating” and another said they would now find opportunities to include Welsh in their lessons.

There are plans for a similar event in the future that aim to develop the themes and topics discussed at this seminar.

Photo caption: Pictured at the Regional Learning Partnership’s Adult Community Learning (ACL)Welsh Language Seminar are (back from l-r) RLP project co-ordinator Iwan Thomas and Chief Executive of IAITH Gareth Ioan with (front l-r) RLP manager Elid Morris, E-Learning Advisor at the Department of Adult Continuing Education (DACE) in Swansea University Esther Barrett, Sian Merlys, Swyddog Dysgu Cymunedol Dinefwr at Carmarthenshire County Council and National Welsh Medium Education and Training Development Manager for SGILIAITH Angharad Mai-Roberts.

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Skills Needs for the future discussed at key seminars

Beverley Wilson-Smith

SKILLS needs for the future have been discussed at a series of seminars across South West Wales.

The informative and crucial sessions were aimed at the region’s strategic leaders of education, skills development, training, business support and guidance.

Through the work of the Regional Learning Partnership’s (RLP) Regional Provider Advocate Beverley Wilson-Smith, funding was successfully accessed through the Welsh Government and its Sector Priorities Fund for the South West and Mid-Wales region to host the series of five Sector Skills Council (SSC) Seminars – which took place between January and March 2012.

Speaking about the half-day events, held across the region in Pembroke, Llandrindod Wells, Carmarthenshire and Swansea, the advocate said: “The seminars aimed to enable clusters of Sector Skills Councils to present overviews of their respective sectors together with assessments of their employers’ skills demands identified currently and for the next decade.

“It has provided an opportunity to bring together ‘the voice of industry speakers’ to hold discussions about the needs of respective industries to inform and facilitate regional planning – particularly for those stakeholders in education, skills development, training business support and advice & guidance.”

The seminars focused on sector clusters including – Lantra, People 1st, Improve, Skillsmart Retail; Care Council Wales, Skills for Health, Skills Active, Skills for Justice and Financial Skills Partnership; Energy and Utility Skills, Cogent and Asset Skills; Skillset, E-Skills, Summit and Skills for Health; and also Semta, Skills for Logistics and the Institute of the Motor Industry. All presentations provided a clear overview of each sector and its relative contribution to the Welsh economy. In addition, the audience gained an insight into the current skills needs and had the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with the sector skills panels.

Closing the final seminar at the Village Hotel, Swansea, on March 5, Karl Napieralla, Director of Education and Lifelong Learning at Neath, Port Talbot Borough Council, called upon the audience to take action to use the valuable information provided by the presenters. He said: “These have been a valuable and worthwhile series of events with each of the speakers referring to skills gaps, skills shortages and upskilling to support businesses, create new job opportunities and to enhance greater economic prosperity.

“It is more important than ever to highlight the significance of collaborative action to move the skills agenda forward.”

Feedback from all the seminars has been very positive, with an average audience of more than 60 people per event.

Speaking about their success, the Advocate said: “We have received numerous compliments following each event, including the informative nature of the sessions and high quality of hospitality received at each of the venues. We hope we can continue to build upon the bringing together of the various stakeholder groups in the future.

“From the RLP perspective, our partners are already agreed on the benefits of collaboration and partnership working. Building on the outcomes of these events, we will develop momentum and continue to improve on the impact and synergy from our institutions and agencies delivering collaboratively.”

Key messages from each event were graphically recorded by three Illustrators and also videoed by students of Swansea Metropolitan University. All the SSC event activities, including the presentations, will be uploaded onto the RLP website shortly, which can be accessed at www.rlpsww.org.uk – following the Advocate link.

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Dates for your diary

Friday 27th April
NTfW Annual General Meeting Lantra, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, LD2 3WY

Friday 20th June
VQ Day
South – National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff
North – To be confirmed

24th & 25th October
National Training and Apprenticeship Awards Cymru and NTfW Annual Conference, Venue Cymru, Llandudno

14th – 17th November
Skills Show – NEC Birmingham

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