• More support for disadvantaged apprentices is needed

    With the latest figures on apprenticeship starts published today, its easy to get pulled into the debate about whether or not government will hit its three million target, and indeed whether or not it matters. The Learning and Work Institute has welcomed efforts to expand apprenticeships, but we’re clear that as numbers increase, it is

    17.12 May. 17th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Apprenticeship budget must be guaranteed

    The gloomy outlook for our economy risks reduced investment via the levy in apprenticeships when we need it most, says Stephen Evans We all have times when we wake up and know it’s going to be a tough day ahead. Theresa May has perhaps had more than most since June’s general election, and the budget

    11.00 Nov. 18th, 2017 | Opinion

  • Campaign launched to protect vulnerable learners from Brexit cuts

    A campaign has been launched today to prevent huge Brexit-induced cuts to FE funding, which supports learners who “fall between the gaps” of mainstream provision. European Social Fund investment, worth £2.4 billion though the 2014 to 2020 allocations round, pays for hundreds of projects geared at boosting skills and helping those out of work find

    0.01 May. 11th, 2017 | News