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What is the purpose of FE & Skills Providers? Local economic improvement? The national economy? Supporting local businesses? Guaranteeing gainful employment? Delivering social mobility? All of the above?...
The Association of Colleges is right to resort to legal action when defending its members from glaring government inconsistency. This should not be viewed as a waste of...
With the news that the levy will effectively function as a tax, Smita Jamdar asks whether government will succeed in its aim of making it simple and attractive...
Why are apprenticeships singled out for special treatment? The benefits of other qualifications are enormous and can be tested, says Graham Taylor, if we let levy payers to...
Theresa May hasn’t been Prime Minister for very long, so we can’t expect her to know the detail of every policy area. But if you’re going to stand...
The government announced in August that from next May they will be cutting some 16-18 apprenticeship framework funding rates by over 50% in the most deprived parts of...
The government has been selling the apprenticeship levy to employers for over a year now. They will have “ownership” and be “in the driving seat”, negotiating the cash...
Dr Sue answers your questions. This week, she addresses Progress 8, college performance and grammar schools.   Question One: Progress 8 I went to a link meeting last...
With the sector reeling from proposed rate – cuts to 16-18 apprenticeships, the government needs to heed the findings of the consultation, says Mark Dawe. All the signals...
Writing his first opinion piece as the new apprenticeships and skills minister, Robert Halfon sets out his case for “boosting social justice, economic productivity, and our country’s skills...
With the sector reeling from proposed rate cuts to 16-18 apprenticeships, the government needs to heed the findings of the consultation, says Mark Dawe All the signals under...

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