You’ll find the details and overviews of the apprenticeship frameworks for the material, production and supply industries in England & Wales 

Education & Skills Funding Agency (Formerly known as The Skills Funding Agency) is an agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).  Their job is to fund and regulate adult Further Education and skills training in England. 
http://skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/

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Apprenticeships
Find out what an Apprenticeship can do for you or if you are an employer find out how Apprenticeships give you the chance to develop the skilled staff you need for your business.

http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/

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National Careers Service
Visit the National Careers Service website to find some useful on-line tools to help your job search, the CV Designer, the Skills Health Check and the Action Plan and many other good careers advice features. 

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

ASSOCIATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND LEARNING PROVIDERS - AELP
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is the leading membership association representing work-based learning providers from all over England and Wales involved in the delivery of funded learning programmes.
www.aelp.org.uk


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Association of Accountancy Technicians 
AAT is a professional membership body, that awards skills-based accountancy and finance qualifications.
http://www.aat.org.uk/qualifications/accounting-apprenticeship

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BTEC
IPS International is an approved centre for BTEC National Certificates in Operations and Maintenance and in Mechanical engineering.  IPS delivers National Certificate as the technical certificate for the engineering apprenticeship
http://www.edexcel.com/btec/Pages/default.aspx

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Edexcel
IPS International is an approved Edexcel centre delivering BTEC qualifications.  
http://www.edexcel.com/Pages/Home.aspx

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City and Guilds
IPS International is a City and Guilds centre delivering qualifications in Health and Social Care, Electrical Installation, 17th edition wiring regulations, Engineering Construction, Motor Vehicle Apprenticeships and Train the Trainer.
http://www.cityandguilds.com/

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EAL
IPS is and approved training and assessment centre for EAL qualifications. EAL is the awarding body in the engineering and technology sector for National Vocational Qualifications.  Watch the EAL video film clip to hear IPS and some of our customers discuss EAL qualifications.      
http://www.eal.org.uk
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The ECITB is the national training organisation for the engineering construction industry providing information on training, careers and qualifications in engineering construction.
http://www.ecitb.org.uk/

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SEMTA - National Training Organisation
Semta is the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies and aims to raise the skills levels and competitiveness ensureing each sector has the right people with the right skills at the right time.
http://www.semta.org.uk/

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PAA\VQ-SET is an awarding body operating in specialist sectors. IPS delivers PAA-VQ-SET qualifications in Polymers and Signmaking.
http://www.paa-uk.org  

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IPS is proud to have been awarded the Investors in People Gold Award in 2012 
http://www.investorsinpeople.co.uk

Cache
IPS deliver many Cache qualifications that benefit a broad range of learner in the Health and Social Care sector.
https://www.cache.org.uk/

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 The Institute for Leadership and Management
http://www.i-l-m.com/

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Matrix quality Standard for Information Advice and Guidance
IPS first gained Matrix accreditation in 2008 and was re-accredited in August 2011.
http://matrixstandard.com/

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology 
The IET have approved the IPS International engineering apprentice training scheme (approval number AP001123) as meeting the 
criteria for an approved route to professional recognition.  The scheme enables engineering apprentices to become Apprentice Members and progress to achieve full membership attracting more young people into engineering.
http://www.theiet.org/apprentices/

NCFE 
NCFE is a national, educational awarding organisation that designs, develops, and certificates diverse, recognised qualifications and awards, including for distance learning courses.
https://www.ncfe.org.uk/

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KATO
IPS International is a full member of the Kent Association of Training Organisaions.  KATO was established more than 25 years ago to promote and deliver education and training throughout Kent and Medway supporting training providers who deliver high quality training through work based learning.
http://www.kato-training.org

Glass Qualifications Authority

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Cogent Skills for Science Industries


http://www.cogentskills.com/
MEDWAY Visit Medway
The visit Medway site tells you about Rochester Castle, Rochester Cathedral, Upnor Castle, Chatham Historic Dockyard, The Royal Engineers Museum and the areas links with Charles Dickens.  Visit this site for local hotels and Bed and Breakfast accomodation.
http://www.visitmedway.org