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Responding to Lady Alison Wolf’s report — Heading for the precipice: can further and higher education funding policies be sustained? — Anne Constantine says skills policy is on...
Funding may well be key to getting anywhere near the government’s 3m apprenticeship starts target for the period of the new Parliament, but ensuring quality teaching is behind...
Jonathan Wells makes the case for the end of preferential government treatment for GCSEs over Functional Skills Functional Skills (FS) are not the ‘easy option’, they are much...
The prevention of extremism is a wide-ranging concern that reaches into vocational education and training issue, a Selina Stewart explains. The statutory duty to prevent extremism will soon...
Apprenticeship reforms remain on the agenda and could be even more important as the government seeks to hit its 3m starts target. Rebecca Rhodes outlines the reform situation....
Mapped out long-term career paths in technical or leadership roles are just some of the propositions facing apprentice at Sweett Group, Doulas McCormick outlines how and why such...
Jason Holt’s 2012 report for government on getting more businesses taking on apprentices puts him in good position to assess the situation today. He considers the programme’s current...
Dr Ann Limb presents five reasons to be cheerful about skills, devolution and localism over the next five years. I’ve worked with — and for — Conservative, Labour,...
Ofqual recently outlined its plans for closing the unit databank as part of its ongoing work to withdraw the regulatory arrangements for the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF)....
The SFA has been entrusted with meeting the government’s target of 3m apprenticeships starts in England during this Parliament. Peter Lauener outlines measures to help reach the goal....
The people have voted, the government has been formed and now the policies must be enacted. Martin Dunford outlines how the skills sector should respond to the challenges...

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