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On August 15 an 18-year-old near you will take a leap in the dark – they will be one of the 50,000 or so students whose A-level results were...
Last year it was my great pleasure to be invited to the celebratory dinner held during WorldSkills; in my role as President of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing...
It’s impossible to ignore the challenges faced by unemployed people in the UK. We seem to be confronted with an almost daily stream of bad news related to...
When Doug Richard was asked about the successful Swiss system for apprenticeships at the launch of the call for evidence for his Review, he correctly highlighted the differences...
David Cameron has created a National Childcare Commission in the wake of Professor Cathy Nutbrown’s review of qualifications for the Early Years workforce. Nutbrown wants tougher entry requirements,...
During a recession it would make more sense for people to be supported to learn new skills in further education than paid to look for jobs that don’t...
Should FE colleges be allowed to charge their sub-contractors “management fees”? That is charging external education providers for passing business their way if they are unable to fulfil...
The publication of the recent Local Government Association (LGA) report on a so-called “skills mismatch” in further education is deeply disappointing. It represents a backward step to outdated...
The news of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s proposals for reforming the qualification system has brought into sharp focus the extent to which education needs to change to equip...
In October, institutions and other stakeholders were asked for their views on options for significant changes to the way 16-19 education and training is funded. From the wide-ranging...
It will come as no surprise to you when I say funding agencies embark on a complete reworking of their funding rules only with trepidation. Introducing a new...

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