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This page provides some examples of the work successfully undertaken by Rule 5 Solutions. It is intended to supplement the specialismsservices page by giving some recent examples of projects and activities delivered to date, which may have similar aspects to an area of need your organisation may have. Get in touch for more information and references.

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South Essex Advanced Technical Skills (SEATS) - October 2022 - December 2024 - On-going

  • Participation in Plus Pursuits Ltd HE Adviser Team focusing on apprenticeships and employer engagement work streams.

  • Designed, developed and manage the website.

  • Co-Managed the HE provider ITT procurement process for SEATS on behalf of SEATS Ltd and ASELA.

  • Lead on liaison with the SEATS employer partners and prospective HEIs during the procurement process.

  • Representing the Plus Team in meetings of SEATS Board and related development meetings with ASELA and ECC.

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Kent Further Education - December 2018 - July 2024 - On-going

  • Delivery of multiple major KFE collaborative CPD events and the KFE4Skills inter-college skills competitions 2019-23.

  • Organisation, planning speakers and delivery of the KFE TLA conference - virtual - via the Remo platform to 300 staff.

  • Conceptualisation, management and delivery of KFE's F2F mini conferences.

  • Drafted the KFE Strategic Plan 2020-2024.

  • Overseeing all website design and social media promotion, registration portal and delegate management, speaker booking and comms and external services such as on-line conferencing platform providers.

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Kent & Medway Apprentice Graduation Event Delivery - March 2019 - October 2024 - On-going

  • Project Management of 2021, 2022 and 2023 events, planning and delivery including devising overall project planner, budget planning, sponsorship rate card planning, registration portal management, Marcoms plan, press releases, Event Day plan and development and creation of the supporting website

  • Participation in the key stakeholder event planning and delivery steering group.

  • Development and design of the event programmes.

  • Logo design.

  • Production of terms of reference for development of Event Board and Event Delivery Committee

  • Representation for and liaison with KFE and constituent colleges.


East Kent Colleges Group, Organisation of LSIF Funded Digital Care Conference - October 2023 - March 2024

  • Local Skills Improvement Fund Project - Care Sector Conference planning, organisation and event delivery.

  • Liaison with core partners, stakeholders, presenters and delegates to ensure maximum engagement of care employers.

  • Planning event requirements and working with the Ashford International Hotel to ensure a smooth high quality event.

  • Overseeing all website design and social media promotion, registration portal and delegate management, speaker booking and comms and external services such as Slido use and feedback tools.

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KFE Event Organisation, Planning and Delivery - 2019 - 2024 - On-going


  • Overall event delivery planning, organisation and project management.

  • Liaising with and coordinating 26 industry skill sector competitions within KFE4Skills.

  • Developing and supporting website pages and registration portals for students and staff.

  • Organisation, planning and delivery of the KFE Teaching Learning & Assessment Conferences.

  • Programme development and design for both KFE4Skills and TLAC events.

  • Planning and delivery of both the TLA Conference and KFE4Skills 2021 virtual events (live via Remo)

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Mindful Pregnancy Yogo - Website Design & Build - May 2024 - On-going

  • Design and build of a specialist private yoga practitioner's business website.

  • Leading on client consultations to ensure the website meets their expectations and service requirements.

  • Creating concept designs and page layouts and functions that meet the clients needs.

  • Providing all technical support with site set-up, security, SEO and mobile optimised versions.

  • Operating event registration portal & maintaining site.


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MidKent College, Research Project LSIF Funded Training Provider Engagement - August - October 2023

  • Local Skills Improvement Fund Project - Research project engaging potential training providers for LSIF activity.

  • Engaging a wide range of independent training providers to assess capacity and interest in supporting MKC's LSIF project.

  • Undertaking structured Teams based interviews and provision assessment with provider representatives.

  • Production of an assessment report detailing the scoping exercise and provider capacity to support the MKC and EKCG and NKC LSIF projects centred around health and care, construction and engineering and CPD capacity.


Medway Council 16-19 Review - Fieldwork Project - September 2022 - July 2023

  • Undertaking 16-19 school, ITP and FE College organisation fieldwork questionnaires as part of the multi-partner research team working with Medway Council and the lead consultancy ACL.

  • Providing management and development input to support the effectiveness of the review fieldwork in liaison with the lead consultants appointed by Medway Council.

  • Collating review responses and extracting key messages and findings to inform the interim and final review reports.


Writtle University College - Apprenticeship Support Project - January 2022

  • Supporting Writtle University College on aspects of its apprenticeship operations.

  • Liaising with key team personnel involved in overall apprenticeship management.

  • Working with senior academic colleagues responsible for quality improvement and assurance.

  • Supporting defined projects and developing than and delivering them against a bespoke Rule 5 action planner.

  • Advising and liaising with the Principal on progress and providing advice as required on aspects of approach.


NCE - Support Service Project - November 2021

  • Providing advice and guidance on specific business impact aspects.

  • Overseeing confidential exchange and review exercises.

  • Liaising with internal and external persons on quality improvement and quality assurance management.

  • Drafting confidential report material to assist the business.


KCC 16-19 Review - Fieldwork Project - April 2021

  • Undertaking 16-19 school, ITP and FE College organisation fieldwork questionnaires as part of the multi-partner research team working with KCC.

  • Providing management and development input to support the effectiveness of the review fieldwork in liaison with the lead consultants appointed by KCC.

  • Collating review responses and extracting key messages and findings to inform the interim and final review reports.

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SE Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) Become A Lecturer Bursary Project - Autumn 2018 - Spring 2021

  • Providing management and development input and support to the collaborative regional project partnership steering group on behalf of the Kent and Medway KFE partnership via contract.

  • Working with FEDEC and FE Sussex and ITP representative partners to promote new lecturer entrants to FE via a bursary incentive scheme.

  • Supporting the development of the linked website for the Become a Lecturer campaign and providing back-up site editorial service on the Word Press based site.

  • Collating college vacancies and advising on the best way to promote these via the site.

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Apprenticeship Quality Assurance & Business Development Support - September-November 2020

  • Business Review exercise and production of prioritised analysis report.

  • Support in developing fit for purpose quality assurance and improvement systems.

  • SAR and QIP development support.

  • Management support and development activities.

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Apprenticeship RoATP & RoAAO Support - May 2019

  • Supporting the University's development of its Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeship Offer.

  • Providing high level and detailed action plans to deliver objectives as a project with Plus Pursuits..

  • Undertaking Apprenticeship readiness review and policy evaluation.

  • Advising on RoATP and RoAAO readiness and requirements.

  • Working with senior managers to produce draft policies and procedure documents for Apprenticeship prep and delivery.

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Apprenticeship RoATP Support - May 2019 - June 2019

  • Providing high level and detailed action plans to deliver project objectives in association with Plus Pursuits..

  • Undertaking updated Apprenticeship readiness review and evaluation.

  • Advising on RoATP re-application readiness and requirements.

  • Working with senior managers to enhance draft policies, Apprenticeship QA/QI and procedure documents.

  • Supporting the College's work with its provider subsidiary company to consolidate its linked Apprenticeships offer.


Supporting Management System Project - Nov 2018 - Jan 2019

  • Working directly with the Group Principal to operate a pilot task management system to support operational functions and services across the EKCG Group.

  • Liaising with key Group Service managers to ensure management system operation is informed and timely.

  • Reviewing the management system and providing recommendations as appropriate for future options.


Design and Creation of the FEDEC Partnership Website - April 2024 - On-going

  • Designing and developing the partnership's website

  • Providing related Google SEO work and site analytics.

  • Writing content for site pages and advising partnership of website function and utilisation.

FEDEC Essex EPA Hub Development Project with ESS Ltd and City &Guilds - Feb 2017-Sept 2018

  • Providing a full project management service to ESS and the FEDEC colleges partnership for an new EPA Hub Service.

  • Production and delivery of detailed project plans.

  • Creation and implementation of a full Hub Risk Management Strategy & operational Risk Register.

  • Development of Hub systems and operational planning.

  • Supporting FEDEC Hub partners to establish Hub capacity and readiness.

  • Scoping EPA volumes, assessor and venue capacity for the Hub.

  • Devising management systems for Hub implementation.

  • Working with City &Guilds to develop and ensure integrated procedures compliant with EPA anti-collusion and conflict of interest rules.

  • Producing guidance pack materials for Hub partners and for future operation of the Hub.

  • Supporting staffing identification, JD and person spec development.

Comprehensive Support Service for KFE Kent Further Education - Aug 2024- On-going

  • Providing a support service to the Kent FE colleges' partnership.​

  • Co-ordinating and supporting KFE Principals' Group and thematic Network Group meetings.

  • Development of group strategies and positioning.

  • Working with multi-organisational external partners in support of KFE's objectives.

  • Increasing KFE and the further education sector profile through advocacy and effective collaboration,PR and media strategies.

  • Designing and developing the partnership's website and social media streams.

  • Establishing new networking groups for Finance and Strategic Safeguarding.

  • Undertaking organisation and project management of the KFE Skills Competition and Teaching & Learning Conference.


RoATP Application & Business Commercial Provider Development - Sept 2017-Aug 2018

  • Working with Plus Associates to support a national sector recruitment business with transition to becoming an apprenticeships provider.​

  • Advising on and assisting completion of the ESFA RoATP application process​.

  • Providing research and information on all aspects of effective apprenticeship operation

  • Advising on staffing model requirements, management / operational processes and systems.

  • Advising on approaches to end point assessment (EPA).

  • Production of internal and external information in condensed presentation formats.

  • Keeping the client up to date on national policy developments, changes and requirements.

Canterbury College & East Kent College Merger Transition Support - June 2017-Jan 2018

  • Co-ordinating the colleges' merger work stream management group.

  • Producing a detailed merger transition plan and functional planner including gantt.

  • Confirming additional area budget requirements to support merger needs.

  • Production of a contracts audit and value for money review schedule to support due diligence and transition to post merger efficiency.

  • Providing progress updates and reports for the Executive Team and governing bodies as required.

  • Enabling a flexible approach which ensures successful and timely merger in a considered way.

  • Supporting merger related information sources.

ETF & AELP Supported Apprenticeship Readiness Reviews - June-Aug 2017


  • Working via Plus Associates to undertake detailed future apprenticeships reviews of colleges in London and Essex.

  • Production of reports identifying RAG readiness to deliver apprenticeships in line with the ETF Future Apprenticeships toolkit work stream models.

  • Supporting production of market analysis exercises.

  • Devising structured action plans for each college to address any challenges and to support rapid transition and positioning to maximise new opportunities in the context of the Levy and new non-Levy funding streams.

  • Providing active support to college staff and teams as required to support change implementation.

Risk Management & Business Plan Production for Digi-tech company - May-Nov 2017

  • Working with a London based entrepreneur to support a tech based recruitment service.​

  • Analysing company data and creating a market information suite and resource pack.

  • Identifying commercial and operational risks to create functional risk strategy and risk register.

  • Creating business planning template and developing strategic and 3 year plans.

  • Developing strategic propositions and campaigns for millennial engagement.

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