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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

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

Boris Johnson: Funding for Further Education “It is vital we invest now”

Following his election as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said funding for further education is a priority: "Yes, it is a great thing that 50 per cent of our kids should have the ambition to go to university" "It is equally important that other kids should acquire the skills they need that can be just as [...]

By | 2019-08-06T11:19:42+00:00 August 1st, 2019|News UK, Politics|Comments Off on Boris Johnson: Funding for Further Education “It is vital we invest now”

FE Choices Learner Satisfaction Survey 2018 – 2019

The 2018 to 2019 FE Choices Learner Satisfaction Survey from the Department for Education was published earlier last month. You can find the survey on the DfE’s website. The survey captures learners' experiences of their colleges or training organisations and consisted of 345,174 respondents across 1,129 providers. Key findings showed: Overall satisfaction with FE providers increased [...]

By | 2019-08-06T11:16:30+00:00 August 1st, 2019|News UK, Politics|Comments Off on FE Choices Learner Satisfaction Survey 2018 – 2019