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Take part in Institute for Apprenticeships Consultation

The Institute for Apprenticeships consultation has launched and will be live throughout January, with the Government inviting practitioners and employers to share their views on draft strategic guidance. From April 2017, the Institute for Apprenticeships will act as an independent body, guaranteeing the integrity and quality of programmes across the UK. You can have your [...]

By | 2017-08-10T10:59:57+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Apprenticeships, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on Take part in Institute for Apprenticeships Consultation

Change in Post-16 English and Maths Requirements Looming?

Skills Minister Robert Halfon has admitted that GCSE English and maths qualifications are not always the best option for further education students. Mr Halfon made the admission at the annual AoC conference as part of his keynote speech, explaining that a “credible, high-quality option” for learners who are unlikely to achieve in GCSE English and/or [...]

By | 2017-08-15T09:54:58+00:00 November 25th, 2016|Archive, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on Change in Post-16 English and Maths Requirements Looming?

AoC and AELP Release Autumn Statements

In the annual autumn statement, the chancellor updates MPs on the government's taxation and spending plans, based on the economic projections provided by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). Included in these plans are post-16 education and how government policies will be funded and implemented. Both the Association of Colleges (AoC), and AELP (Association of [...]

By | 2017-11-20T12:41:51+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Archive, Further Education, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on AoC and AELP Release Autumn Statements

Digital Skills to be Funded for Adults

Government has announced plans to make training in basic digital skills free for adults lacking relevant qualifications. According to the Office for National Statistics, around 5.3 million people in the UK have never used the internet. Government hope that 'digital literacy' will become just as important as English and maths and that the UK will become [...]

By | 2017-08-15T10:14:36+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Archive, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on Digital Skills to be Funded for Adults