Mandatory GCSE English & Maths Resits to be Scrapped?

29 March 2017

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GCSE English and maths resits will not be a requirement, moving forward, for 16-18 year old students with a Grade D or below according to FE Week. ‘Multiple sources’ have suggested to the sector publication that the policy will be scrapped by the Department for Education, which means students will be able to sit Functional Skills qualifications instead.

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Department for Education: EFA & SFA to Merge in April

28 March 2017

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The Department for Education have confirmed the merger of the Education Funding Agency and the Skills Funding Agency, with the new Education and Skills Funding Agency operating from April onwards. The newly formed entity will oversee the funding for apprenticeships, adult education, further education, secondary schools and primary schools, as well as school building programmes. … Continue reading Department for Education: EFA & SFA to Merge in April

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Attend a bksb Tour Event Near You!

21 March 2017

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In April and May, we’ll be visiting seven cities around the UK as part of the annual bksb Tour. As always, each and every session will be free to attend, and this year, our seminars are designed for new bksb users, current users who only have a basic knowledge of the solution, and organisations who … Continue reading Attend a bksb Tour Event Near You!

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Over 400 Delegates Attend The Skills Conference 2017

09 March 2017

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  Functional Skills is an important qualification for learners and employers, and the reforms that are currently in process will increase their relevance further – that was a key message at The Skills Conference, which welcomed over 400 education professionals from around the UK on 7 March. View The Skills Conference 2017 photo gallery Dame … Continue reading Over 400 Delegates Attend The Skills Conference 2017

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