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Is the Skills Gap holding the UK back?

The Tory politician and businessman, Lord Heseltine, gave his opinion on the UK's skills shortages to the Commons Business Innovation and Skills Committee. Heseltine said that "If we accept that [the country is 29th as a country in the world league of education] we'll never be a world beating economy in the future because it's all [...]

By | 2017-08-15T09:59:15+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Archive, News UK|Comments Off on Is the Skills Gap holding the UK back?

AoC and AELP Release Autumn Statements

In the annual autumn statement, the chancellor updates MPs on the government's taxation and spending plans, based on the economic projections provided by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). Included in these plans are post-16 education and how government policies will be funded and implemented. Both the Association of Colleges (AoC), and AELP (Association of [...]

By | 2017-11-20T12:41:51+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Archive, Further Education, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on AoC and AELP Release Autumn Statements

Mike Kane becomes Shadow Schools Minister

Mike Kane has been appointed shadow schools minister in the Labour reshuffle. Kane, a former primary school teacher at Springfield Primary in Greater Manchester, has served as the MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East since 2014. It's not all change. Angela Rayner will continue  as shadow education secretary and Gordon Marsden will continue as shadow [...]

By | 2017-08-15T10:01:53+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Archive, News UK|Comments Off on Mike Kane becomes Shadow Schools Minister

New Optional Feature: Log in with Facebook

We've now added the functionality for your users to login to their bksb account using Facebook. This is an optional setting which is disabled by default. To enable this option, you’ll need to head to General Settings under the Admin Settings menu and then select ‘Yes’ to ‘Enable Social media linking’. The linking of Facebook [...]

By | 2017-08-15T10:03:21+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Archive, News UK, Product Update|Comments Off on New Optional Feature: Log in with Facebook