Qualifications should remain “as stable as possible”

13 November 2014


Qualifications should remain “as stable as possible”, Ofqual Chief Glenys Stacey has warned Skills Minister Nick Boles.

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bksb Selected as Bett Awards 2015 Finalist

13 November 2014


It is with immense pride that we’re able to announce that bksb has been selected as a Bett Awards Finalist for 2015. Our outstanding solution for Functional Skills and GCSE English and Maths was a successful entrant into the ‘Best Whole Course Subject Curriculum Resource’ category.

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Dame Asha Khemka Wins GG2 Leadership Award

12 November 2014


Dame Asha Khemka, Principal and Chief Executive of West Nottinghamshire College Group, has added a GG2 Leadership Award to her growing list of honours. Prime Minister David Cameron presented Dame Asha with the award for ‘Woman of the Year’ on Wednesday 5 November.

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No Change in Funding for Students Lacking GCSE English and Maths C Grades

04 November 2014


The Education Funding Agency (EFA) have confirmed that there will be no change in the funding rates for learners without a good pass in GCSE English or GCSE Maths in 2015/16. Organisations will receive £480 per subject for these disadvantaged students, providing they’re full-time students. Equivalent reduced rates will be applied for part-time students without a C grade in English or maths. The announcement, made by Peter Mucklow the EFA’s Director for young people, implies that individuals with low levels of English and maths remain a priority for the government.

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