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New FE Legislation from the Queen’s Speech 2021

The Queen's Speech outlined the government's priorities for the year ahead, as she officially reopened Parliament. This included legislation to address lost learning during the pandemic. Following this, Downing Street have announced a new Skills and Post-16 Education Bill which will be introduced on May 18. The Bill will include promised reforms from the FE [...]

By | 2021-06-21T12:35:55+00:00 May 12th, 2021|News UK, Politics|Comments Off on New FE Legislation from the Queen’s Speech 2021

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 | 2021-06-10T14:11:24+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 | 2021-06-10T14:11:09+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 | 2021-06-10T21:14:47+00:00 November 29th, 2019|News UK, Politics, Uncategorized|Comments Off on General Election 2019 – A Further Education Perspective