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General Election 2019: How it effects further education

As the elections draw closer, the competition between the main three parties continues to increase. Below is a summary of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat plans for further education from their manifestos. Conservative Manifesto £1.8bn capital investment for FE colleges £3 billion National Skills Fund - We will [...]

By | 2019-11-29T09:17:24+00:00 November 29th, 2019|News UK, Politics, Uncategorized|Comments Off on General Election 2019: How it effects further education

WorldSkills Kazan 2019 – Team UK wins 19 medals

This week, the bi-yearly WorldSkills event took place in Kazan, Russia. Over 1,300 young professionals from 63 countries and regions gathered to compete in over 50 skills from hairdressing to mobile robotics. https://twitter.com/worldskillsuk/status/1167141480730939397 The event received immense support as more than a quarter of a million people gathered to watch the WorldSkills Kazan closing [...]

By | 2019-09-02T13:52:03+00:00 August 30th, 2019|News UK|Comments Off on WorldSkills Kazan 2019 – Team UK wins 19 medals

Ofsted Misses FE Inspection Target by More Than 10%

Ofsted posted its annual report and accounts for 2018/19 last week. The watchdog missed its FE inspection target by 10% as only 287 out of 323 inspections were carried out. In response to the FE inspection target, the new accounts state that providers: “opening, merging or closing subsequently can change the number [of inspections] delivered and internal targets [...]

By | 2019-08-06T10:19:31+00:00 August 2nd, 2019|News UK|Comments Off on Ofsted Misses FE Inspection Target by More Than 10%

Minister of State for Apprenticeship and Skills Post Axed

The Department of Education has announced that there will no longer be a dedicated Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills. Gavin Williamson, who was himself appointed as the new Education Secretary, will take on the brief for apprenticeships and skills. Williamson will be supported by the Minister for Children, Kemi Badenoch, for the brief. UCU acting General [...]

By | 2019-08-07T08:15:29+00:00 August 2nd, 2019|News UK, Politics|Comments Off on Minister of State for Apprenticeship and Skills Post Axed