Qualifications should remain “as stable as possible”

Qualifications should remain “as stable as possible”, Ofqual Chief Glenys Stacey has warned Skills Minister Nick Boles. The statement comes as Mr Boles considers a major relaunch of Functional Skills qualifications. Ms Stacey – replying to a letter from the Skills Minister early last month, where he said that Functional Skills would “continue to be [...]

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bksb Selected as Bett Awards 2015 Finalist

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. Bett Awards are perhaps the most prestigious accolade within [...]

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Dame Asha Khemka Wins GG2 Leadership Award

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. The GG2 Leadership Awards were founded fifteen years ago to celebrate contributions [...]

By | 2017-11-20T13:55:58+00:00 November 12th, 2014|Archive, Awards, News|Comments Off on Dame Asha Khemka Wins GG2 Leadership Award

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

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 [...]

By | 2017-08-15T15:18:29+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Archive, News|Comments Off on No Change in Funding for Students Lacking GCSE English and Maths C Grades