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The levy will force charities to create new apprenticeships or lose the money to private business, which raises ethical issues, says Steve Woolcock This year’s national apprenticeship week...
Sunday morning politics show devotees will recognise that there’s usually a theme that underpins the headlines – be it a leak, an announcement, heaven forbid a scandal –...
It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly a year since Lord Sainsbury’s independent panel on Technical Education reported the findings of their inquiry and kick-started what the...
In the AoC’s pre-Budget evidence (Spring 2017 Budget submission) we said “…..the Government needs to properly resource education both for young people making the transition into work and...
To increase social mobility, government needs to look beyond grammar schools and universities and invest properly in adult education, says Sue Pember In his autumn statement, the chancellor...
Adult education should be a golden thread running through all government strategies – the budget is Philip Hammond’s opportunity to embed it, says Stephen Evans The Learning and...
Apprenticeships are not vehicles to validate employees’ existing skills – our inspectors want to see that apprentices are learning something new, says Christopher Jones Asign outside a shop...
It is clear the SFA crackdown on subcontracting is increasingly pushing it underground. Our findings this week on the rise of this hidden subcontracting have genuinely shocked me....
Although the new policy on assessment organisations is intended to drive down overall costs, it’s likely to impact quality at this critical time in the reform programme, says...
Lord Baker deserves a big pat on the back for his victory in the House of Lords this week. The Baker Clause, as it will inevitably come to...
Reporting on outcomes will not be mandatory, which risks undermining the status and quality of apprenticeships, says Shane Chowen Back in November, when I first wrote about the...

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