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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

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

T Levels: Department for Education Looking for 2022 Providers

The Department for Education are looking for further education providers to deliver the third wave of T Levels in 2022/23. T Levels have been designed as a technical alternative to A levels. The courses will provide learners with classroom theory, practical learning and industry experience. The new wave will consist of eight T Levels in [...]

By | 2021-06-10T14:11:24+00:00 January 10th, 2020|News UK, Politics|Comments Off on T Levels: Department for Education Looking for 2022 Providers