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Digital Skills to be Funded for Adults

Government has announced plans to make training in basic digital skills free for adults lacking relevant qualifications. According to the Office for National Statistics, around 5.3 million people in the UK have never used the internet. Government hope that 'digital literacy' will become just as important as English and maths and that the UK will become [...]

By | 2017-08-15T10:14:36+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Archive, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on Digital Skills to be Funded for Adults

bksbLIVE 2 Updates: RESTful API and Activity Monitor

bksb RESTful API (TECHNICAL: Please pass this on to your dev team) We’re happy to announce the release of our RESTful API service for bksbLIVE 2. This new feature can be configured under Admin Settings and then API Access Keys where you can create a new access key to be used and view the documentation. [...]

By | 2017-08-15T14:17:15+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Archive, News UK, Product Update|Comments Off on bksbLIVE 2 Updates: RESTful API and Activity Monitor

Peter Lauener Appointed as Shadow CEO for Apprenticeships

The Department for Education announced earlier today (26 September) that Peter Lauener has been appointed Shadow Chief Executive for the Institute for Apprenticeships. The Institute of Apprenticeships is a new independent body responsible for ensuring high quality apprenticeships in England. He will take on the role on a part-time basis (2 days a week) alongside his existing [...]

By | 2017-08-15T10:18:57+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Archive, News UK|Comments Off on Peter Lauener Appointed as Shadow CEO for Apprenticeships

Prime Minister Does Not ‘Recognise’ Apprenticeship Funding Cuts

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has come under attack from Labour MP Richard Burden, over cuts to apprenticeship funding. In his question to Ms May, he first asked her to congratulate engineering firm ADI Group for the launch of a programme aiming to boost the interest of 14 - 16 year olds in engineering, before [...]

By | 2017-08-15T10:19:48+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Apprenticeships, Archive, News UK|Comments Off on Prime Minister Does Not ‘Recognise’ Apprenticeship Funding Cuts