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After this morning’s apprenticeship levy update from the Department for Education – which FE Week was the first to report on – the CBI was quick to reiterate...
There was much to welcome in the Sainsbury Review proposals for technical education, according to Graham Hasting-Evans, but he thinks the idea of licensing a single awarding organisation...
Paul Noblet from Centrepoint, which recently carried out research into how traineeships are being implemented, argues that it is a good thing that traineeships aren’t just geared at...
Wirral Metropolitan College is the only college to have had its traineeships rated in a headline field under the new Ofsted common inspection framework, and received a “good”....
Traineeships are useful, but pre-apprenticeships could be a better fit suggests Catherine Sezen. The benefit of a traineeship is that it gives an opportunity for the young person...
Three years in, it’s a critical time for traineeships. Mark Dawe argues that we need to leave them be to let them flourish. Traineeships last an average of...
Phil Hatton calls for greater consistency with how Ofsted inspection teams report on the implementation of the anti-terrorism Prevent duty. Ofsted’s eagerly awaited report into how the Prevent...
We have never had a system which gives everyone a clear choice of an excellent academic or technical education. Lord Sainsbury sets out a vision of high aspiration...
If we are to compete in today’s global economy against low-wage countries such as China, industry needs to have a highly-skilled technician workforce. Many other areas of our...
Sue Southwood reflects on the findings of a consultation looking into what employers want from reformed functional skills. Employers tell us again and again that their main concern...
Ayub Khan looks at what lessons can be learned from a new collection of essays imagining different futures for the sector. Area reviews and skills devolution will mean...

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