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AELP demands widespread changes to 20 per cent off-the-job apprenticeship training rule

Calls are being made for widespread changes to the minimum 20 per cent off-the-job training apprenticeship rule, in a...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Decision to retain forced maths and English GCSE resits ‘extremely’ disappointing

A government move to continue insisting on widespread GCSE maths and English resits – through the heavily criticised condition...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
Opinion

Ofqual should not have double standards

One thing an assessment regulator should definitely not have is double standards; it undermines the core of their existence....

Mark Dawe
Mark Dawe
Opinion

There are two levels of unfairness in FE

Mark Dawe made his maiden speech as chief executive of AELP at last year’s Annual Apprenticeship Conference. One year...

Mark Dawe
Mark Dawe
News

Funding reform will see 16-18 apprenticeships ‘drop by two thirds’

The government must make a “clear and unambiguous” commitment to 16-to-18 apprenticeships, after a major provider warned that funding...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

Scotland to spend less than half their levy funding on apprenticeships

The Scottish government has announced that its use of the apprenticeships levy will be more flexible than in England,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Don’t abolish 16-18 apprenticeships!

IPPR are wrong – employers do want to give 16-18-year-olds apprenticeships. The real problem is that schools won’t promote...

Mark Dawe
Mark Dawe
News

Prisoners to work towards apprenticeships

Offenders will be able to work towards an apprenticeship while in prison for the first time under new plans...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
News

Rise in SFA contracts for small providers

Plans to cut the number of recipients of Skills Funding Agency cash have been shelved in an attempt to increase the...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson