Milton suggests functional skills could be an alternative to GCSE resits

Anne Milton, Apprenticeship and Skills Minister, says the government is looking at functional skills as an alternative to English and maths GCSEs. In her speech at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Annual Conference, she says the government should play “an active role” in improving further education. “To be clear, I don’t think that government always [...]

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bksb Announced as Bett Awards Finalists in Three Categories

bksb have been revealed as finalists in three categories for the Bett Awards 2018.  Following on from being named as “Company of the Year” in both 2016 and 2017, these new accolades confirm our place as the leading eLearning solution for Functional Skills and GCSE in English, maths and ICT.  The awards that we have [...]

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ETF launches hugely important survey

The ETF recently launched a first-of-its-scale survey to identify the training needs of everyone who works in the Further Education and Training sector. ETF is a sector-led government-backed national support body that works in partnership with the Association of Colleges (AoC), the Holex network of adult education and training organisations and the Association of Employment [...]

By | 2017-11-02T10:44:45+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on ETF launches hugely important survey

Report Recommends Free English and Maths Courses for Adults

An Education Policy Institute report, produced by Pearson, recommends the government launches “a high-profile national campaign” to promote free English and maths courses for adults wanting to study up to and including GCSE level. The report was prepared under the guidance of Professor Sir Roy Anderson, alongside an independent advisory group of senior figures. Among [...]

By | 2017-11-02T10:44:29+00:00 November 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Report Recommends Free English and Maths Courses for Adults