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If we really want to develop our economy, we should focus more on the top echelons, suggests Adrian Anderson At the recent AELP June conference there was a...
The countries with the best apprenticeships in the world have far more training than we do in the UK, explains Tom Richmond Now that Ofsted expects numeracy to...
The 20 per cent rule should be immediately reviewed as a universal requirement, suggests Mark Dawe AELP totally supports the drive to ensure high quality apprenticeships with proper...
Off-the-job training rules are inflexible and hard to enforce. They need urgent reform, argues Sue Pittock Who first thought up the 20 per cent off-the-job training requirement, which...
Small training providers like the Friends Centre in Brighton are struggling under the current AEB uncertainty, writes Helen Osborne The recent partial invitation to tender for the Adult...
It is apprentices who will pay the price for bad decision making – so involve us, says Poppy Wolfarth The apprentice panel atthe Institute for Apprenticeships recently had...
As reported last week, the new Skills Minister Anne Milton is seen as a fixer, brought in to sort out the stumbling apprenticeship reforms. And this week we...
Ofsted recently lauded the Grimsby Institute Group’s outcomes for 14- to 16-year-old learners as ‘outstanding’. Paul Thundercliffe, headteacher of the school they opened in 2015, explains how they...
There has been a marked increase in refusals to assess young people for education, health and care plans. Fixing this will require a shift in attitude from government,...
Central government agencies have failed to produce a successful skills policy – now it’s time for the devolved authorities to take over, argues Shane Chowen Next to reforming...
Demand for health and care apprenticeships is set to soar, yet providers seem unprepared to grasp these business opportunities, says Sally Garbett The 2013 Cavendish Review identified significant...

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