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Apprenticeship Numbers Likely to Fall, New Research Reveals

The AELP have warned that apprenticeship providers are at risk of ‘going bust’ unless additional government investment is forthcoming. The number of apprenticeship starts is likely to drop in the coming months, rather than grow as originally forecast. This is according to research carried out by the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, commissioned by the [...]

By | 2019-08-07T14:49:59+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Apprenticeships, News UK|Comments Off on Apprenticeship Numbers Likely to Fall, New Research Reveals

Anne Milton: What the Skills Minister Said at AELP

There was some welcome news for apprenticeship providers at the AELP Annual Conference last week, as Anne Milton, the new Skills Minister, announced that the non-levy growth requests will be brought forward to July. Delivering her first ever speech to the sector, Ms Milton said that the paused tendering round would be scrapped, and rerun [...]

By | 2017-08-10T11:18:02+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Apprenticeships, News UK|Comments Off on Anne Milton: What the Skills Minister Said at AELP

Anne Milton to Become New Apprenticeships and Skills Minister

According to wide-spread reports, Anne Milton will replace Robert Halfon as Apprenticeships and Skills Minister as part of the cabinet reshuffle, after the latter was not reappointed to the role. Ms Milton has held several ministerial positions since 2006, most recently occupying the role of Deputy Chief Whip. Having been educated at Central College Sussex [...]

By | 2017-08-10T11:23:49+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Apprenticeships, News UK|Comments Off on Anne Milton to Become New Apprenticeships and Skills Minister

Sign Language Qualifications Approved as Functional Skills ALternative

From April 2017, British Sign Language qualifications will be accepted as an alternative to Functional Skills English within apprenticeships. The Department for Education, who announced the change at the start of the year, hope that the policy will encourage deaf people to begin and complete apprenticeships. Skills Minister, Robert Halfon, said that the simple change [...]

By | 2017-08-10T11:06:18+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Apprenticeships, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on Sign Language Qualifications Approved as Functional Skills ALternative