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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

Department for Education taking over FE, Skills and Higher Education

The Department for Education's (DfE) responsibility for education and skills currently cuts off when pupils reach the age of 18, with further and higher education sectors under the remit of the Department for Business Innovation (BIS). It has now been decided that the DfE will take over responsibility for these sectors. It follows a long [...]

By | 2017-08-15T10:37:04+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Archive, Further Education, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on Department for Education taking over FE, Skills and Higher Education

bksb Sponsor AELP Functional Skills Special Interest Group

bksb are proud to announce a new partnership with the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), having agreed to become sole sponsors of their Functional Skills Special Interest Group. The arrangement means that bksb will attend all of the group meetings scheduled for 2016, offering information, advice and guidance on best practice for delivery, [...]

By | 2017-11-20T12:42:44+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Archive, Further Education, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on bksb Sponsor AELP Functional Skills Special Interest Group

Support FE Colleges with GCSE English & Maths ‘Resit Levy’ Says Industry Think Tank

Industry think tank Policy Exchange has suggested introducing a ‘resit levy’ to help FE Colleges cope with the growing number, and costs, of GCSE English and Maths resits. Detailed in a report released last week, the recommended levy would involve schools covering all or some of the costs for students who do not achieve a [...]

By | 2017-08-15T11:56:08+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Archive, Further Education, News UK|Comments Off on Support FE Colleges with GCSE English & Maths ‘Resit Levy’ Says Industry Think Tank