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TSSP My Pocket Tutor Dissemination Activities | Spring 2015

Find out more about these events on the TSSP Events page

Traineeships | information for employers and education providers + evaluation

Find out more about the reports published in March 2015 about Traineeships on the Traineeship resources page

My Pocket Tutor Project

The My Pocket Tutor project has been funded by the Traineeship Staff Support Programme (TSSP) via AELP and the ETF. The project will create a learner centred suite of mobile apps using the ‘My Pocket Tutor’ brand to upgrade provider capacity and stimulate take up of the Traineeship programme. The apps will offer a personal diagnostic tool, learning content, and support for the employer. Find out more

Extra Funding for Traineeships from BIS

Please see the link to the Press Release from BIS regarding Traineeships. An extra £20m is being made available to the government’s new Traineeships programme to support even more young people into Apprenticeships. View Press Release

LWBLA are pleased to announce that a London Wide Traineeships Directory is currently being developed and will be launched in September 2013. This directory will offer basic information and signposting for potential Traineeship learners, parents, carers, and other relevant stakeholders.

LWBLA members will be able to list their contact details, boroughs of operation and other relevant detail. The directory will also feature a link to the Providers website.

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What are Traineeships?

Traineeships is a new programme for young people who want to work, but who need extra help to gain an apprenticeship or job. Traineeships will give these young people the opportunity to develop the skills and workplace experience that employers require.

Traineeships will:

Traineeships will be introduced from August 2013 for 16- to 24-year-olds (and young people with learning difficulty assessments up to academic age 25). Traineeships will fit within broader study programmes for 16- to 19-year-olds.

Study Programmes & Traineeships Mythbuster

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More Information

Apprenticeships Logo

The National Apprenticeship Service have Traineeships collateral available here Traineeships Resources

Please contact with your success stories for development into case studies.

SFA logo

If you require the Traineeship logo or want information about the brand, please email

For funding and policy documents, please look at the Skills Funding Agency Traineeships page


Sub Regional Networks - October

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LWBLA Briefing

Queen's Speech & Conservative Party Manifesto. More

LWBLA Summer Conference

Summary & Presentations. More

LWBLA e-bulletin

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Apprentice Stories

Learner & Employer View of Apprenticeships

Go to the Showcase Page to see case studies, videos and the brochure