General election: What does a change in government mean for the training industry?

As it currently stands, we’ll likely see a change in government at the next general election. What will the impact be for the training industry?
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Last updated January 10, 2023

What’s included in an AEB evidence pack?

If you’re an adult learning provider, you’ve probably heard of the Adult Education Budget. Courses funded by the AE...

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Last updated December 14, 2022

The three key areas that should be on your mind for 2023

As evenings get darker and the year draws to a close, we’re starting to look ahead to 2023. What can apprenticeship...

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Last updated December 12, 2022

Seven top learning and training trends from 2022

As we come towards the end of 2022, it’s a natural time to reflect on the year we’ve had and how it’s impacted the ...

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Last updated December 5, 2022

What is a PDSAT and why does it matter for your ESFA audit?

PDSAT stands for Provider Data Self-Assessment Toolkit. It’s a free tool that analyses learning delivery data to he...

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Last updated December 2, 2022

14 ways to make sure your ESFA apprenticeship audit is compliant

The Education, Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA) will be looking at a number of critical factors during their audit,...

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Last updated November 28, 2022

The ESFA timeline: 10 steps an audit will follow

Autumn is a busy time in any training provider’s calendar. With hard close (R14) complete it’s time to find out if ...

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Last updated November 25, 2022

How has Bud changed to meet the latest ESFA funding rules?

The rules set by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) form an important framework for the way apprentices...

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Last updated November 10, 2022

How Bud’s unique platform helps training providers of all sizes

No matter how big or small your organisation, Bud can help you minimise compliance risks, reduce costs and increase...

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Last updated November 2, 2022

Achieving ESFA compliance for 16 to 19 and AEB funding streams

Two important funding streams for training providers are 16 to 19 study programmes (16 to 19) and adult education b...

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Last updated October 21, 2022

What are the top five revenue risks for training providers?

Just like many sectors right now, training providers are up against some tough financial challenges. So, what are t...

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