Plans for Free ESOL Courses in London from Next Year

The Greater London Authority will use its Adult Education Budget to provide free English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) courses up to the level required for British citizenship. A new consultation on its Skills for Londoners Framework outlines a proposal to spend its adult education budget (AEB) to fully-fund ESOL provision up to entry [...]

By | 2019-04-30T08:23:36+00:00 April 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Plans for Free ESOL Courses in London from Next Year

The Skills Awards 2019 Winners

The Skills Awards ran for its second time this year. Focused specifically on the delivery of English and Maths, The Skills Awards aims to reward the quality and diversity of educational delivery and achievement in the best educational establishments, along with the most dedicated members of the teaching profession. There were three categories to enter this year [...]

By | 2019-03-14T15:54:27+00:00 March 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on The Skills Awards 2019 Winners

Over 400 delegates attend The Skills Conference 2019

Over 400 delegates attended The Skills Conference 2019 to discuss and debate key information on Functional Skills, including the reform on English and maths qualifications. Hosted by award-winning company bksb, the conference took place on the 12th March at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of AELP, started the conference with [...]

By | 2019-03-14T12:18:33+00:00 March 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Over 400 delegates attend The Skills Conference 2019

English and maths pass rate drops for GCSE resits

The pass rate for students getting a grade 4 or above has fallen since November 2018. Students who do not manage to achieve at least a grade 4 in GCSE English or maths when they leave school will have to resit the exam again in the summer. Under the condition of funding rules, those with [...]

By | 2019-02-06T10:38:02+00:00 February 6th, 2019|News|Comments Off on English and maths pass rate drops for GCSE resits