Anne Milton Resigns

Anne Milton resigns as Apprenticeship and Skills Minister following the appointment of the new Prime Minister.     An avid champion for more funding in the FE sector Milton had held the post for over two years. She had overseen reforms including the apprenticeship levy, T-levels, and devolution of the adult education budget. Her resignation [...]

By | 2019-08-07T08:17:24+00:00 August 1st, 2019|News, Politics|Comments Off on Anne Milton Resigns

New Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson

Gavin Williamson, former Secretary for Defence, has now been appointed as Secretary of State for Education following cabinet reshuffle. Williamson will be replacing Damian Hinds as Secretary of State for Education as Hinds has confirmed that he will be returning to the backbenches. Williamson tweeted the following about his new appointment earlier last week:     The [...]

By | 2019-08-06T11:18:16+00:00 August 1st, 2019|News, Politics|Comments Off on New Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson

EdTech in Focus: bksb

bksb Managing Director, Harvinder Atwal, was interviewed by plugd:in in April about her career and the inception of bksb. "I began working at West Nottinghamshire College almost 27 years ago. I started part time, as I had two small children at the time and the hours allowed me to work around my childcare commitments. The college even [...]

By | 2019-08-06T10:21:30+00:00 July 10th, 2019|News|Comments Off on EdTech in Focus: bksb

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 courses provision up to [...]

By | 2019-08-06T10:33:34+00:00 April 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Plans for Free ESOL Courses in London from Next Year