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Preparing for End Point Assessment

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education have created an animation to show the different assessment methods used in end-point assessments. This animation will help apprentices understand what is expected from them and what will happen during their end-point assessment.

Training, Support and Additional Links

Staying Safe Online Training

The Education and Foundation Training (EFT) provide resources with modules on:

Radicalisation and Extremist | Staying Safe Online | What Can You Trust | British Values

 

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Data Privacy and Cyber Security

Have you considered how safe your information is online? Click the link below to access a presentation with embedded videos that will make you think twice about sharing your information (Disclaimer: Strong language used in some cases)

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Check to see how secure your data has been compromised (link promoted by the Police)

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Additional links to a growing number of educational resources aimed at young people and students to help promote the safe, lawful and constructive learning of cyber skills.

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Safeguarding

Should you wish to raise a safeguarding issue, please do not hesitate to contact either of the Designated Safeguarding Officers below:

Geraldine Wilson-Foat

e: g.wilson-foat@appris.co.uk  m: 07772273372

Kenny Stoddart

e: k.stoddart@appris.co.uk  m: 07779139526

British Values & Prevent

What can you do for Appris?

– Abide by British Values and the PREVENT duty

– Never tolerate a lack of respect for individuals

– Celebrate difference and promote diversity

– Be inclusive and accepting of difference

 

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Prevent Awareness

The Prevent duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 on specified authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. As Appris is defined as a specified authority, we continue to increase our knowledge on the subject.  As such, all staff, Trustees and apprentices are required to complete the online course. To access the course and, including how to sign up, visit NaCTSO.gov.uk. ACT Awareness e-Learning is a joint project between Counter Terrorism Policing and the business community. Links to additional training below:

http://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk

https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/preventreferrals

https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/channelawareness

Prevent Updates

Each month, we receive an update from the Government’s regional co-ordinator for Prevent, highlighting the key issues and stories affecting the UK. The newsletter can be viewed below.

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Mental Health Awareness

In many ways, mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it. Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you may find you’re frequently thinking, feeling or reacting, which will become difficult to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness.

Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Mental health difficulties affect the ability to learn, the way in which learning takes place, communication, socialising, ability to cope, friendships and relationships.

If you feel are struggling with your mental health, you can speak to your employer, or for impartial welfare support, contact Appris’ Welfare Officer, Geraldine Wilson-Foat on 07772273372 or by email at g.wilson-foat@appris.co.uk.

Improve your Spelling and Grammar

www.grammarly.com is a very effective way of checking spelling and grammar of reports and assignments, before submitting to Tutors and Assessors.

 

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Have you heard the phrase ‘county lines’?

A ‘County Line’ is a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas [within the UK], using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of “deal line”. They are likely to exploit children and vulnerable adults to move [and store] the drugs and money and they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons”. For more information regarding Criminal Exploitation, you may find these further links useful:

https://northyorkshire.police.uk/what-we-do/tackling-crime/county-lines-drug-dealing/

https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/what-we-do/crime-threats/drug-trafficking/county-lines

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/gangs-criminal-exploitation/

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/county-lines-criminal-exploitation-of-children-and-vulnerable-adults

NUS Apprenticeship Extra Card

The NUS Apprentice extra discount card has been developed by the National Union of Students (NUS) and provides apprentices with the same discounts and benefits as University students.

For only £11, apprentices receive a whole year of savings from more than 140 top high street and online retail partners including Amazon, PizzaExpress, Jack Wills, 16-25 Railcard, The Co-op and more!

Money generated from sales of the card funds the National Society for Apprentices, who represent apprentices and offer them support during their vocational training.

 

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