Shane Mann

  • SPONSORED: Helping providers recover from the impact of Coronavirus

    The AELP Business Recovery Conference on 9-10 September 2020 is the flagship skills event of the year.  Presented online via Zoom, keynote speakers include: Apprenticeships and skills minister Gillian Keegan Shadow skills minister Toby Perkins West Midlands mayor Andy Street ESFA apprenticeships director Peter Mucklow CBI UK policy director Matthew Fell AELP chairman Martin Dunford.

    9.04 Sep. 1st, 2020 | News, Opinion

  • IfATE launches second consultation for new apprenticeship funding model

    A second funding rate consultation has been launched by the government’s apprenticeships quango. The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is currently seeking views on a revised proposal for a new model for setting individual apprenticeship standard funding rates. Following a review of over “200 consultation responses” IfATE have laid out revised plans for a

    15.21 Aug. 25th, 2020 | News

  • Creating a more transparent apprenticeship funding approach

    We are determined at the Institute to create a more transparent approach for making apprenticeship funding band recommendations that will support high quality training for many years to come. We are always prepared to listen to feedback and think seriously about how we can improve our work. This project emerged from us recognising the widespread

    15.22 Aug. 25th, 2020 | Opinion

  • Education Secretary hopeful BTEC results will be included in grading U-turn

    The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said that he is hoping BTEC and similar vocational grades will be included in Ofqual’s new grading policy. Earlier today exams regulator Ofqual confirmed that both A-level and GCSEs students will now be given their teacher grades in what is a major U-turn for the government. This didn’t include

    18.02 Aug. 17th, 2020 | News

  • Manchester Mayor reaffirms legal threat after grading U-turn excludes BTEC results

    The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has this evening reiterated his threat of legal action against the government, on behalf of students affected by the A-level, GCSE and Vocational qualifications fiasco. Exams regulator Ofqual confirmed this afternoon that both A-level and GCSEs students will be given their teacher grades in what is a major

    17.48 Aug. 17th, 2020 | News

  • Kate Green appointed shadow education secretary

    Kate Green has been appointed as the new shadow education secretary. The MP for Stretford and Urmston, a former chief executive of the Child Poverty Action Group, replaces Rebecca Long-Bailey, who was sacked on Thursday. She has previously served as a shadow minister for disabled people, shadow minister for women and equalities and shadow minister

    17.27 Jun. 27th, 2020 | News

  • How to take part: the FE Week BIG FE & Skills Quiz

    Fed up of lockdown? Fancy getting that brain back into gear? Want to nerd out with some other FE folk? We’re excited to announce that the first ever FE Week Big FE & Skills Quiz will take place next month  (Wed June 10 19:00-20:30). Hosted by FE Week’s publisher Shane Mann, the quiz is all

    12.55 May. 21st, 2020 | News