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Government proposals to extend loans to level two and also include learners from the age of 19 were put on hold this week as part of the official...
As if the numbers themselves didn’t paint the picture clearly enough, Association of Colleges (AoC) research today highlighted just how adult skills funding cuts of up to 24...
Making learners who don’t achieve at least grade C in their English and math GCSEs is a requirement not only of them but also the numeracy and literacy...
Stewart Segal looks at the traineeship programme in light of a Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) one-year review. There has always been a range of programmes...
Local enterprise partnerships (Leps) outside London were told by central government that they would not be getting Euro skills cash to dish out because of European Commission (EC) rules....
New apprenticeship standards are being developed by Trailblazer employers. Hilary Hall outlines how this is proceeding within her sector. We got involved in the Trailblazer process because it...
Selling apprenticeships to young people is one thing, and selling them to parents is another. Kirstie Donnelly considers how the FE and skills sector might improve the programme’s...
How do you handle your new principal’s demands? Is the managing director refusing to budge? Dr Sue Pember, the former head of FE and skills investment at the...
The speakers spoke and the audience listened — they even got to pose questions. So with the curtain having come down on the huge success that was the...

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