New chainsaw qualifications now eligible for funding
Funding now available for Lantra’s new suite of Forestry and Arboriculture qualifications
A recent announcement from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) is good news for those looking to gain entry to the trees and timber industry. Funding is now available for all of Lantra’s new Forestry and Arboriculture qualifications – of which there are 17 in total.
Lesley Barr, Lantra’s Head of Product Development, explains: “We are delighted to announce that funding is now available for these new qualifications. This should help more people to access the most up to date qualifications covering the latest techniques and best practice in the trees and timber sector.”
The following funding categories have been accepted:
• 16-18 Learner Response (LR)
• Adult Learner Response (AL)
• Employer Responsive (ER other)
• 16-18 Learner Response School Sixth Form (16-18 LR SSF)
The new funding is available to anyone who is registered as a training organisation with the SFA. For more guidance on this and the criteria for registering with the SFA visit http://skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/providers/newproviders.
Anyone interested in accessing the funding information in England and Northern Ireland should visit the Learning Aim Reference Application (LARA), which holds data on funded qualifications recognised by the Education Funding Agency and the Skills Funding Agency, visit www.thedataservice.org.uk/Services/DataCollection/software/lara/lara_useful_links.htm.
In Wales the new qualifications have been approved by the Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning as eligible for funding by a Local Education Authority or by the Welsh Government. This funding is for the education provider, not the learner. More information is available on the Database of Approved Qualifications in Wales (DAQW), visit www.daqw.org.uk.
For more information on the forestry and arboriculture courses or to locate a training centre visit www.lantra-awards.co.uk, call 08457 078007 or email .
Lantra Press Office
Kerry Todkill, Assistant Communications Manager
Tel: 02476 858 418 or email
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About Lantra Awards
Lantra Awards, one of the UK’s leading awarding and accrediting organisations, offers and develops national qualifications in a range of subject areas related to the land-based and environmental industries. It also offers provision for the voluntary and construction sectors.
Its delivers courses through a network of more than 500 training providers, and more than 50,000 learners attend its technical awards courses each year.
Lantra Awards is a registered charity and wholly owned subsidiary of Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for the land-based and environmental sectors.
For more information see www.lantra-awards.co.uk