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A new scheme set up to sup- port young people finding work opportunities through apprenticeships is underway following successful launch events across the country. Run by Barclays Bank, the

Bridges into Work launch events took place in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle, with pilot events in Romford and Stoke. 200 businesses have already pledged to get involved in the programme, which is a package to help businesses of all sizes and across all sectors, find, employ and train a young apprentice. Previous research by Barclays indicated that

Te new initiative is designed for businesses across all sectors

more than half (52 per cent) of small busi- nesses said they would not take on apprentices due to concerns about the amount of time it

takes to set up and the additional support they thought a young person would need. 39 per cent of micro businesses (less than 10 employees) cited red tape as the most signif- icant barrier into bringing in an apprentice. Details:

‘At-home’ swimming training launched

The Institute of Swimming (IOS), the training arm of the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), is trans- forming its UkCC delivery programme for Level 1 and Level 2 Teaching Aquatics and Coaching Swimming. Te qualifications will from

now on be delivered through a blended programme of e-learning and face to face teaching. Tis, according to IOS, gives learners the free- dom to complete the course core units at home, while the technical units are delivered as normal at IoS education centres nationwide. The e-learning modules are deliv-

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Te new programme is designed to offer students more flexibility The ASA is the first national governing

ered through an e-portfolio system that encourages reflective practice for lifelong learning and allows users to network, develop interactive communities and share best practice with peers.

sports body in the UK to offer a blended learn- ing delivery programme for UkCC Level 1 and 2 courses. Te new system rolled out on 13th May in the North, and will be followed by the South regions in June and Midlands in July onwards. Details:

Paralympic talent programme for Rio 2016 launched Tose that make it will move on to a pro-

A new partnership has been launched to find Britain’s future Paralympian stars in the lead up to Rio 2016. Paralympic Potential: Bring on Brazil is seeking disabled athletes aged 16-35 years old, who will be assessed in June and July for selection to the programme.

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gramme run by the UK Talent Team to nuture talented athletes. Paralympic Potential is a partnership between UK Sport, Te English Institute of Sport and the British Paralympic Association. Details:

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