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16-18 Spending: What the Manifestos Say

The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos have been released and each party has planned for extra spending for the 16-18 education sector, should they get into power. In recent times, many Further Education providers and Sixth Forms have struggled with a lack of funding, and 16-18 spending per learner is currently around 13% less [...]

By | 2017-08-10T11:48:24+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|News UK, post-16|Comments Off on 16-18 Spending: What the Manifestos Say

Key Educators Call for Change in English & Maths Policy

A number of prominent education professionals have called for the government’s GCSE English and Maths resit policy to be changed at a meeting hosted by the TES and UKFEchat. The group discussed the future of post-16 English and maths at length, and the overriding opinion was that although current policy regarding mandatory English and maths [...]

By | 2017-06-28T15:02:25+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Further Education, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on Key Educators Call for Change in English & Maths Policy

16-18 Education Faces the Largest Funding Cuts

According to the Institute of Fiscal Studies, spending on education for 16-18 year olds has faced cuts too often, while most of the education sector has seen increased funding per pupil over the last 30 years. A report published in February suggests that Further Education and Sixth Forms have been “continually squeezed”, and that by [...]

By | 2017-03-15T11:13:53+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Further Education, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on 16-18 Education Faces the Largest Funding Cuts

Sign Language Qualifications Approved as Functional Skills ALternative

From April 2017, British Sign Language qualifications will be accepted as an alternative to Functional Skills English within apprenticeships. The Department for Education, who announced the change at the start of the year, hope that the policy will encourage deaf people to begin and complete apprenticeships. Skills Minister, Robert Halfon, said that the simple change [...]

By | 2017-08-10T11:06:18+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Apprenticeships, News UK, post-16|Comments Off on Sign Language Qualifications Approved as Functional Skills ALternative