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WorldSkills London 2011
WorldSkills London 2011 is expected to draw more than 150,000 visitors and 1,000 competitors from over 50 nations. They will be competing to be the best in the world in 45 skills, ranging from floristry to mobile robotics. This unique international competition is being staged at ExCeL London between the 5th and 8th of October.
Find out more from the World Skills London 2011 website or contact the team on 020 7429 2800.
Health and Safety Incident Reporting
A new Health and Safety reporting page is now available It has information for providers on reporting requirements following a health and safety incident involving a YPLA funded learner.
16-19 Bursary Fund
The new 16-19 Bursary Fund scheme will help 16- to 19-year-olds continue in full-time education, where they might otherwise struggle for financial reasons.
It is made up of two parts - a bursary of £1,200 a year to the most vulnerable young people and a discretionary fund for schools and colleges to distribute.
For more information, including a guide for schools and colleges, see the 16-19 Bursary Fund page.
Understanding the Learning Landscape
A report called Understanding the Learning Landscape has been published for each local authority area in England.
Two further reports: Achievement and Progression; and Participation of Young People will be published the end of June and July respectively.
Visit the Data and Analysis Reports section to access the reports.
Annual report and accounts
The YPLA annual report and accounts for 2010-11 are now available.
Our annual plan has been published and sets out our key objectives for the period 1st August 2011 to 31st July 2012.
The Learner Panel
The Learner Panel is an online facility which is managed by the YPLA and co-funded with the Skills Funding Agency and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to help the FE sector improve their access to learners for conducting quantitative and qualitative research. The panel is comprised of people aged 14+ enrolled at schools, colleges and training providers in England.
Find out more about the Learner Panel
Our network of nine regional offices means that we are well placed to foster close working relationships with all our partners and provide a responsive, high quality service.