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Here will share what's new and happening in the world of CAKE People Develeopment and all things Learning and Development.

By Shelley Measures, Jun 26 2019 09:51AM

We are a little late with your update as the team was away at the CIPD Festival of Work at Olympia. It was great spending two days connecting with people and talking all things L&D, it was also the 2nd of our L&D Apprenticeship field trips. We are so proud to be supporting the careers of the L&D Professionals of the future. If you want to review the all the action, go to Twitter and search #FestivalofWork


A couple of updates for you this month...



Apprenticeship Service for all

From summer 2019, all employers, levy-paying or not, will start to have access to ESFA’s Apprenticeship Service. This will give employers of every size more control over the apprenticeships they want to offer and how to make them work for their business. The transition will take a year but by the end, SMEs will enjoy all the benefits currently reserved for levy payers. Here’s the full ESFA blog:


Standards as Standard


In less than 18 months, apprenticeship frameworks will be withdrawn to be fully replaced by standards. The frameworks are qualification-led and have been criticised by employers for leaving apprentices with skills and behaviour gaps – gaps that employers have had to fill with extra training. Standards are employer-designed and tailored to job roles, giving stronger and more relevant, practical outcomes. The current 400 standards will be increased significantly by the August 2020 frameworks removal deadline. Read more here:


Coaching Apprenticeship is nearly here


Margaret Burnside, Director of CAKE People Development has been part of the trailblazer group working on the standards for the new Coaching Apprenticeship Programme. We are so excited to be able to offer this programme soon, watch this space!!!!!!



If you have any questions regarding the Apprenticeship Levy or our programmes, please call on 01603 733006 or email slice@cakepd.co.uk.

By Shelley Measures, May 28 2019 09:41AM

When asked, most HR professionals predict that what will matter most over the next few years isn’t employee engagement or necessarily investing heavily in recruiting the best talent; it is actually the role of learning and development to grow their own.


It’s increasingly hard for organisations to recruit and retain good people, which is why it’s more critical than ever to invest in the up skill the talent within.


There is a definite shift away from the ‘war on talent’ where the lion share of investment has been made in recruiting the right talent, to developing learning environments allowing people to grow.


People want to grow and develop in their roles, whether it is a promotion or just making more of a contribution and impact in their current role.


All of which puts more onus on the L&D team, which we predict will elevate the importance of learning and development functions as they are challenged to support the businesses to meet their business goals.


The pace of change is so rapid, to be able to adapt and change at pace is key, and your L&D team need to be ready for the accelerated change.


The introduction of learning and development apprenticeships is the best business opportunity for an organisation to develop the capabilities and future proof its functions and by extension, the development and performance of its employees.



Download your copy of the brochure here, or to talk to a member of the team call 01603 733006.



By Shelley Measures, May 2 2019 01:07PM

The path to becoming qualified hasn’t always been an easy one for the L&D Professional. The Learning landscape is shifting, a new era in being created in the development world; becoming qualified puts you in the best position to inspire employees, influence leaders, shape the organisational approach to boost innovation and growth.


The good news is with the apprenticeship levy, the route to becoming qualified has been made easier.

The bads news is that in May, businesses which are paying the levy, but who haven’t spent it, will start to lose it and the funds will gradually be returned to the Treasury. This means that organisations need to act or lose out.


BOOK YOUR TICKET TODAY


Join us for a day of learning, collaboration and networking where we will cover:


Apprenticeships 2 Years on – Margaret Burnside – CAKE People Development


We’ll share the very latest updates and help you understand how to make the most of your levy pot. During the session we’ll be covering:


• The Levy, paying or non-paying - What does that mean to business?

• Funding explained and made simple

• The new rules on funding transfers

• Using the Levy to support your business strategy

• How does a Leadership Development or Learning and Development Apprenticeship work?

• 20% off the job learning - What does that mean and how is it covered?

• Optional qualifications explained

• EPA - Endpoint assessment - What's involved and how is it managed?

• Case studies

• Q&A


The Changing Role of L&D: What Do Modern Practitioners Need to Be? - Steve Finch - Thinqi


The learning landscape of the modern workforce is undergoing a radical transformation. Learners are becoming more independent, and skills requirements are evolving, bringing fresh challenges for organisations to face. There's no denying L&D is changing, so it’s time for us to rethink the role of the L&D practitioner.


So, what do modern L&D practitioners need to be? This session explores some of the key roles the modern practitioner must embrace to achieve success, including:


• Collaborator - breaking down silos and being the conduit between business departments

• Coach & Mentor - supporting the independent learner's journey

• Analyst - gaining insight from data to drive decision-making

• Curator - harvesting and categorising content from the web


Each role is contextualised in the modern L&D setting, with examples of the challenges they present the modern L&D practitioner and how to overcome them to achieve success.


We then offer you the choice of 2 streams; Choose your session, swap part way through if you want to …


Stream 1 - Modern Learning in Practice - Steve Finch


This workshop gets you hands-on with Thinqi, a next-generation learning platform, where we’ll be exploring some of the workflows expected from modern learners. We’ll take a blended learning journey through some of the engaging experiences that are transforming the way businesses are approaching L&D including:


• Personalisation

• Informal resource libraries

• Learner-lead journeys

• Bite-size and microlearning

• Curation and creation

• Reward and recognition

• Digital body language and analytics


This session will give you practical experience of what modern learning looks and feels like for both learners and practitioners, with practical guidance on how you can take this back and apply it to your organisation.


Stream 2 – Social Learning (Collaboration and Coaching) - Margaret Burnside


A collaborative discussion prompted by coaching questions to encourage you to share what’s happening in your organisation. In an informal format, you will share experience with other L&D professionals through facilitated discussion. Questions like:


• How do you work with your stakeholders to truly identify needs?


• How do you involve your stakeholders in any learning solutions?


• Who is responsible for learning and development in your organisation?


• How do you measure the effectiveness of any learning interventions?


• How well established is coaching in your organisation?


• Who coaches? External, internal, managers, HR?


• How do people access coaching in your organisation?


• Where does Mentoring fit in?


BOOK YOUR TICKET TODAY


It’s all in – breakfast, snacks, tea and coffee, and a two-course lunch are included in the ticket price. NB – If you have a special dietary requirement? Just let us know, and we’ll make sure there’s something for you to enjoy.


We will be donating 50% of the tickets sales to www.you-make-it.org.


A wonderful charity, based in East London that offers a creative and inspiring programme for young women to access tools, networks, experiences and the confidence to transform their lives through personal empowerment. Their carefully crafted programme offers group learning, 1-1 mentoring, work experience and start-up support, along with 1-1 pastoral care and counselling to ensure that their participants thrive in every way possible. They are ensuring that all women, regardless of background, have access to the same opportunities to lead happy, independent and fulfilled lives.



BOOK YOUR TICKET TODAY






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