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 November 9, 2023

Roundup: The biggest talking points in apprenticeship provision in 2023

It’s colder and darker, which means the end of 2023 is in sight. But before we move into the new year, it’s time to...

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Last updated July 10, 2023

The Bud view: Do Skills Bootcamps provide a roadmap for future training?

First launched in 2020, Skills Bootcamps offer free, flexible courses for adults aged 19 or over. Bootcamps receive...

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Last updated July 7, 2023

The top areas of focus when embedding the accountability framework into your business

The apprenticeship accountability framework was introduced to create a more rounded assessment of apprenticeship pr...

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Last updated September 28, 2022

What are investors looking for in training providers?

As an apprenticeship and vocational training provider, it can make a lot of sense to explore the idea of external i...

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Last updated August 31, 2022

What’s the real cost of training delivery in 2022?

In July, inflation in the UK increased to 9.4% – significantly higher than the 4.4% predicted in the Autumn Budget....

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Last updated June 19, 2022

ESFA Funding Rule Changes May 2022

Off the Job Training Goodbye 20% OTJ (sort of). A cornerstone of the apprenticeship reforms was the need for appren...

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Last updated December 7, 2021

2021/22 Funding Rules: On-programme compliance

Active Learning, material variations, off the job training planning and reconciliation Following on from our summar...

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Last updated October 14, 2021

Why do we need apprenticeships?

Given that we provide training management platforms for apprenticeship programmes you might expect that we at Bud a...

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Last updated October 14, 2021

Learning support in apprenticeships

The area of learning support has been subject to some fundamental changes as a result of the new rules that came in...

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Last updated July 25, 2021

New models for success

“Training providers need to examine the way they used to do things, to ask whether they are still fit for purpose.”

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