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Research shows which students benefit from retaking maths and English GCSEs

The UK Government legislated that from September 2013 all young people who did not achieve a grade C in Mathematics and English General Certificate of Secondary Education had to continue studying in these subjects post-16. For some students, attaining the required GCSE grades may have required them to go through Functional Skills qualifications, or through [...]

By | 2018-07-27T15:03:17+00:00 July 27th, 2018|News UK|Comments Off on Research shows which students benefit from retaking maths and English GCSEs

Decisions on Functional Skills Reform

The Functional Skills Qualifications in English and mathematics are being reformed and will be introduced for September 2019. The Department for Education have previously consulted on and confirmed their overall approach to regulating new Functional Skills Qualifications in English and mathematics, and have set out their final decisions on those rules and guidance. In response [...]

By | 2018-07-17T13:31:53+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|News UK|Comments Off on Decisions on Functional Skills Reform

Anne Milton “not worried” about T-level reforms

The T-level reforms will go ahead for a 2020 roll-out, against the advice of the lead civil servant at the Department for Education. T-levels are the Government’s new two-year technical study programmes. Three T-levels courses will initially be available from September 2020: construction, digital skills and childcare and education, with further courses available from 2023. [...]

By | 2018-07-02T10:41:20+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|News UK|Comments Off on Anne Milton “not worried” about T-level reforms

Skills Minister’s Priorities for IfA

The skills minister, Anne Milton, has told the Institute for Apprenticeships to get ‘faster and better’ at approving apprenticeship standards. The request appeared in a document called ‘strategic guidance to the Institute for Apprenticeships’. Under the priorities for 2018/19, in the section for ‘continuous improvement’ the skills minister suggests she ‘…would like to see further [...]

By | 2018-06-01T14:21:50+00:00 June 1st, 2018|News UK|Comments Off on Skills Minister’s Priorities for IfA