Tag: apprenticeships

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There is no sign of the major upturn in levied apprenticeships that the government has been praying for, according to the latest statistics. There were 13,910 commitments made...
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The process of closing the old-style apprenticeship frameworks to new starts began in March 2016, but only those with few or no starts have so far been affected....
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While apprenticeship starts have risen for ethnic minorities and those with learning difficulties, much of their progress has been through reduced opportunities for others, laments Fiona Aldridge Last...
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The apprenticeship levy was a brave move for a Conservative government. But unless it gets to grips with apprenticeships now, a generation of young people will be the...
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The levy has had more than its share of teething problems, but it’s not time to bin it yet, says Kathleen Henehan The apprenticeship levy got off to a troubling start:...
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Simply put, there are too many pathways, says Rob May, and they’re more than likely too specialised to be truly useful More than a few people in the...
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David Hughes is wrong to criticise the rise in management apprenticeships – they are opening opportunities to people who’ve never had them, argues Mandy Crawford-Lee The University Vocational...
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The government’s strategy to increase BAME participation in further and higher education ignores important differences between ethnic groups, argues Safaraz Ali It is critical for all of us...
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A long-awaited report on whether the government’s forecasting tool to predict apprenticeship starts is working has caused dismay over “seriously flawed” assumptions. Cambridge Econometrics won a £15,000 contract...
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The AoC’s Teresa Frith believes that the chancellor should make tweaks to apprenticeship funding, rather than wholesale changes Apprenticeships are an increasingly important part of the long-term plan...
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Relying on employer involvement makes apprenticeships a “fragile” form of training, according to new research. A new study by Oxford University’s department for education and the World Innovation...