Opinion

Employers keep asking for unnecessary maths and English grades from apprentices

The issue facing aspiring apprentices will be even more pressing if BTECs are defunded, writes Henry Faulkner-Ellis Imagine a...

Jess Staufenberg
Henry Faulkner-Ellis
Opinion

My apprenticeship is a lifesaver – but school never told me about it

An apprenticeship has allowed me to learn in a way neither school nor a BTEC prepared me for, writes...

Jess Staufenberg
Aaliyah Cadogan
Staffroom - Opinion

Paperwork threatens to take over the job I love

If all the documentation doesn’t benefit the apprentice, why is it necessary? asks Tim McHanwell I’m going to start...

Jess Staufenberg
Tim McHanwell
Apprenticeships

DfE launches digital service for advertising levy transfers

DfE launch their scheme enabling levy payers to advertise their available funds for transfer.

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Opinion

Let’s embed education for sustainable development (ESD) in teaching and training

To have a hope of meeting the government’s green goals, education for sustainable development needs to be embedded in...

Jess Staufenberg
Charlotte Bonner
News

Ofsted finds learners unaware they are on an apprenticeship programme

An experienced commercial training provider has been heavily criticised by Ofsted after it found a “high proportion” of learners...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
Opinion

A culture of inclusion can drive more women into STEM apprenticeships

UK business needs to create a virtuous circle of positive change, says Ben Farmer, with successful women becoming inspirational...

Jessica Fino
BEN FARMER
News

Ofsted watch: Two providers straight in with ‘good’ in uneventful week for FE

One specialist college and a private provider received a grade two rating in their first ever Ofsted inspections, in...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

IfA launches recruitment drive for more route panel members

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is looking for around 25 new experts to join its 15 sector-based...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino