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How does Plan B affect FE?

As planned, the Ministry of Education told principals and CEOs that students should prepare for January exams and assessments. As part of this morning's "urgent" update, the DfE also confirmed that Ofsted will suspend all inspections scheduled for the next week, with the exception of inspections related to protection. On the DfE website a few [...]

By | 2021-12-10T12:25:11+00:00 December 10th, 2021|News UK, Politics|Comments Off on How does Plan B affect FE?

Skills Bill: More government defeats as Lords debate careers, universal credit and apprenticeships

With its "report stage" complete in the House of Lords, the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill is one step closer to becoming law. Despite the government's wishes, a number of amendments were passed into the bill, including a beefed up Baker clause and a focus of a portion of apprenticeship levy money on young people at lower levels.   By 50 votes, Lord Baker defeated the government in making legislation requiring secondary pupils [...]

By | 2021-10-28T10:39:17+00:00 October 28th, 2021|News UK, Politics, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Skills Bill: More government defeats as Lords debate careers, universal credit and apprenticeships

Spending review 2021: What the chancellor announced for FE and skills

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his spending review and autumn budget and confirmed a number of investments for the FE and skills sector. He promised that “total spending on skills will increase over the parliament by £3.8 billion by 2024-25, equivalent to a cash increase of 42 per cent (26 per cent in real terms) compared [...]

By | 2021-10-28T12:45:16+00:00 October 28th, 2021|News UK|Comments Off on Spending review 2021: What the chancellor announced for FE and skills

New FE Legislation from the Queen’s Speech 2021

The Queen's Speech outlined the government's priorities for the year ahead, as she officially reopened Parliament. This included legislation to address lost learning during the pandemic. Following this, Downing Street have announced a new Skills and Post-16 Education Bill which will be introduced on May 18. The Bill will include promised reforms from the FE [...]

By | 2021-06-21T12:35:55+00:00 May 12th, 2021|News UK, Politics|Comments Off on New FE Legislation from the Queen’s Speech 2021