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Increasing NEETs linked to EMA cut

Rising numbers of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) are being linked to the axing of…

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John Hayes announces ITE funding for trainee teachers in FE

Bursaries of up to £1,500 are to be given to up to 11,000 trainers undertaking initial teacher education (ITE)…

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SFA publish details of subcontractor allocations

Subcontractors with an overall allocation of more than £100,000 have been listed for the first time by the Skills…

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SFA may have breached Code of Practice

Data on the FE comparison website, FE Choices, being investigated for unannounced changes. The government’s performance comparison site for…

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Nick Clegg announces scheme to tackle unemployed 16-17 year-olds

The Deputy Prime Minister has revealed a new scheme to try and tackle the “ticking time bomb” of 16…

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SFA ‘strongly encourage’ 12 month minimum

Providers are being urged to introduce new apprenticeship duration requirements immediately. The Skills Funding Agency is calling on existing…

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Adult Basic Skills qualifications to be scrapped

Basic skills qualifications in numeracy and literacy for adults will cease to be funded for new starts from August….

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Holt heads-up employer-led review of apprenticeships

Social entrepreneur and jeweller Jason Holt is to take charge of an employer-led review into how businesses can be…

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Banks ‘invest’ in more than 1,500 apprentices

Three high street banks are launching new apprenticeship schemes to try and help young people launch a career in…

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Childcare supported for at least one more year

A scheme which supports thousands of teenage parents in further education has been reprieved – at least for a…

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AELP backs minimum duration for young apprentices at end of #NAW2012

The new minimum length of delivery for all apprentices aged 16 to 18 has been backed by the head…

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WorldSkills UK – The Skills Show announced by John Hayes MP

The skills minister announced a UK successor to the WorldSkills London 2011 competition at the House of Commons last…

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