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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 | 2020-01-09T12:02:31+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 | 2020-01-09T12:03:03+00:00 January 8th, 2020|News UK, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Over 100 Apprentices and Students Join WorldSkills UK Squad

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 | 2020-01-16T15:48:05+00:00 November 29th, 2019|News UK, Politics, Uncategorized|Comments Off on General Election 2019 – A Further Education Perspective

Digital Skills: Minister Announces New Free Courses

Apprenticeship and skills minister announces that adults with few or no digital skills will be given access to free courses. The offer will comprise a range of new "essential digital skills" qualifications. The qualifications will be available from 2020, as well as digital functional skills qualifications, planned from 2021. According to the government, one in [...]

By | 2019-08-06T11:06:10+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Digital Skills: Minister Announces New Free Courses