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Cabinet Secretary looking into Department for Education’s Christmas party

The cabinet secretary will investigate a party held for "two dozen" employees at the Department for Education during lockdown last December. DfE permanent secretary Susan Acland-Hood said her department will investigate the earlier meeting held on December 10 at her department. Williamson delivered a few words to the roughly two dozen people in attendance, many [...]

By | 2021-12-10T13:16:35+00:00 December 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cabinet Secretary looking into Department for Education’s Christmas party

Skills Bill: More government defeats as Lords debate careers, universal credit and apprenticeships

With its "report stage" complete in the House of Lords, the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill is one step closer to becoming law. Despite the government's wishes, a number of amendments were passed into the bill, including a beefed up Baker clause and a focus of a portion of apprenticeship levy money on young people at lower levels.   By 50 votes, Lord Baker defeated the government in making legislation requiring secondary pupils [...]

By | 2021-10-28T10:39:17+00:00 October 28th, 2021|News UK, Politics, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Skills Bill: More government defeats as Lords debate careers, universal credit and apprenticeships

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

Over 100 Apprentices and Students Join WorldSkills UK Squad

137 apprentices and students across the country have been named to join WorldSkills UK squad. The talented young people in the squad come from a variety of organisations across the country and includes winners from the national finals at WorldSkills UK LIVE held in November. The apprentices and students will now undertake 18 months of [...]

By | 2021-06-10T21:14:29+00:00 January 8th, 2020|News UK, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Over 100 Apprentices and Students Join WorldSkills UK Squad