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The government needs to look carefully at the NHS’ plans to hit providers with brokerage fees. No-one is suggesting the health service is breaking the Skills Funding Agency’s...
The government is right to identify work experience as vital to high-quality technical education, but the cost of managing all those placements shouldn’t be underestimated, says Sam Parrett...
Do colleges feel picked on? You bet. Funding cuts over the last 10 years and the difficulties in dealing with less money, annual redundancy rounds and adapting to...
Of course there will be teething troubles as the levy kicks in, but current developments in the apprenticeships arena – the most significant overhaul of the system for...
Many of the colleges and training providers that failed to get on the apprenticeship provider register are red-faced. Not just angry but embarrassed, given some simply failed to...
It can be a struggle to win media coverage, but there are ways to increase your chances of getting heard, says Ruth Sparkes Could it be that vocational...
Mark Dawe made his maiden speech as chief executive of AELP at last year’s Annual Apprenticeship Conference. One year on, he tackles a familiar question: are FE institutions...
After her company failed to get a place on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers, despite its Ofsted ‘good’ rating, Anne-Marie Morris wrote a letter to Sue Husband...
Ashley Terron tells how he nearly didn’t become an apprentice, then went on to win gold for bricklaying at WorldSkills When I was at school, all the kids...
Pete Spence explains how Toyota has used skills competitions as a benchmarking exercise to boost standards and develop its workforce Our business ethos is one of premium quality...
Hosting skills competitions sends out a strong message that the UK is amongst the best, says Lesley Davies Many say a week isn’t long enough to celebrate the...

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