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A comprehensive model for post-16 vocational qualifications

Contrary to some suggestions, learners and the economy will be better served by broadening choice rather than restricting it

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Freya Thomas Monk
Election 2024

The King’s Speech: Much to celebrate but something is missing

Failure to announce a pause and review of level 3 reform is a cause for concern. Doing so is…

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Paul Eeles
level 3

Why Gordon Brown is wrong to go against Labour’s T Level promise

Labour’s commitment to pause and review the defunding of T Level alternatives is right – not least because of…

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Alice Barnard
Opinion

Positive trends hide serious 16-19 challenges for the new government

EPI’s new report reveals concerning trends below a broadly positive headline. But are the new government’s proposals equal to…

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Sam Tuckett
Creative industries

Labour must seize the opportunity to revitalise creative FE

As policymakers across the UK adjust to the new political landscape following the general election, there is a desire…

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Heather Carey and Lesley Giles
Politics, T Levels

Labour must keep choice at the heart of post-16 pathways

Having a choice of technical education options, including T Levels, is the best way to create a system that…

Shane Chowen
Laura-Jane Rawlings
T Levels

Nobody benefits from endlessly delaying level 3 reform

A ‘pause and review’ can’t be an excuse to change direction again. Here are four ways to make sure…

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James Scott
Politics

How to reform qualifications without breaking the bank

A Labour government short of cash would do well to reconsider ministers’ and officials’ default settings on reform

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Reza Schwitzer

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MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 468

Elaine Lilley Chair of Trustees, Edge Foundation Start date: May 2024 Previous Job: Chief Executive, Lincolnshire and Rutland EBP…

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MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 467

Louise Fall Principal and Chief Executive, City of Wolverhampton College Start date: August 2024 Former Job: Deputy Principal, City…

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Movers and Shakers

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 466

Helene Dearn Director of Employment, Skills, Health and Communities, West Midlands Combined Authority Start date: June 2024 Previous Job:…

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MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 465

Kelly Huntington Director of Growth and Membership, AELP Start date: June 2024 Previous Job: Head of Commercial, HR Connect…

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