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Ofqual publish final plans for exam alternatives this summer

This afternoon, as promised, Ofqual has published final details for their “exceptional arrangements for awarding qualifications this summer”. Click...

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Exam boards seeking more than £16 million from DfE for Covid flexibility costs

A “formal” request for more than £16 million to be “reimbursed”  has been submitted by awarding organisations (AOs) to...

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ESFA reveals calculations for the furloughed apprentice wage top-up

The Education and Skills Funding Agency has finally confirmed that the national minimum wage requirement for a furloughed apprentice...

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Monthly apprenticeships update: February starts fall 11%

Apprenticeship starts for the month of February 2020 fell 11 per cent on the previous year, figures published this...

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HMRC publish furlough and training guidance for apprentices

The government has finally confirmed that apprentices can continue with funded training when employers use the job retention scheme,...

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Supplier relief: London deputy mayor reveals Covid-19 provider support

Training providers in London are to receive “advance payments” to “support provision and recognise the disruption caused by the...

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Apprenticeship quango says less than half passing to be ‘expected’

The proportion of apprentices that last year passed the new style ‘standard’ has been revealed as just 46.6 per...

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National apprenticeship achievement rates fall below 65%

The overall achievement rate for apprenticeships fell last year by 2.2 percentage points to 64.7 per cent.  National achievement...

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FE minister writes to colleges about COVID-19 response

This evening the apprenticeships and skills minister, Gillian Keegan, wrote to all FE and sixth form colleges in England....

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