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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 | 2020-01-16T15:48:49+00:00 January 10th, 2020|News UK, Politics|Comments Off on T Levels: Department for Education Looking for 2022 Providers

Emma Hardy Appointed as New Shadow Further Education & Higher Education Minister

The Labour Party have appointed Emma Hardy, former teacher and Hull West and Hessle MP, as the new Shadow Further Education and Higher Education Minister. https://twitter.com/EmmaHardyMP/status/1214877742996578305 Ms. Hardy has promised that she will use her new position to push for increased funding for FE and HE as well as improving quality for apprenticeships and [...]

By | 2020-01-09T12:02:31+00:00 January 9th, 2020|News UK, Politics, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Emma Hardy Appointed as New Shadow Further Education & Higher Education Minister

General Election 2019 – A Further Education Perspective

As the general election draws 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 [...]

By | 2020-01-16T15:48:05+00:00 November 29th, 2019|News UK, Politics, Uncategorized|Comments Off on General Election 2019 – A Further Education Perspective

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