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Labour manifesto pledge: Abandon plans for new technical colleges and use funding for more teachers Sue Pember argues AGAINST The Conservative and Labour manifestos both advocate investing more...
Labour manifesto pledge: Abandon plans for new technical colleges and use funding for more teachers Mick Fletcher argues FOR If there is one thing that almost everyone in...
Conservative manifesto pledge: To replace vocational qualifications with T-levels that have 50% more teaching time Catherine Sezen makes the argument FOR In the run up to the general...
Conservative manifesto pledge: To replace vocational qualifications with T-levels that have 50% more teaching time James Kewin argues AGAINST The Conservative party’s plans to introduce T-levels could eventually...
The levy system is a long way from perfect – but the principles that lie behind it, in terms of building a functioning skills market, are valuable and...
Dr Sue, director of policy and external relations at Holex, answers your questions, backed by her experience as principal of Canterbury College and in senior civil service posts...
Decades of policy turbulence have left a sector that is resilient but not necessarily forward-looking, and this needs to change, says Ruth Silver All three major parties have...
The ESFA’s approach to the allocation of apprenticeship funding for non-levy employers undermines the apprenticeship reforms and specifically, degree apprenticeships, says Adrian Anderson The apprenticeship reforms put the...
To circumvent the problem of recruitment at 14, LSEC is setting up a vocational free school – a UTC in all but name. Sam Parrett argues that UTCs...
Apprentices need to understand why completion is so important, and this needs to be led from the top, says Alan Woods The phrase ‘I’ve started so I’ll finish’...
The Conservative manifesto has repeated the pledge from 2015 to “deliver our commitment to create 3 million apprenticeships for young people by 2020.” This target description remains at...

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