• DfE's double standards over level 2 business admin apprenticeship

    The Department for Education has been accused of double standards after it launched a recruitment drive for level 2 business administration apprentices on frameworks while refusing to approve an equivalent standard. Old-style apprenticeship frameworks will be fully switched off next year and replaced with standards, which the government constantly lauds as being of “higher quality”.

    11.00 May. 24th, 2019 | News

  • Open University extends free functional skills offer to level 2

    A scheme by The Open University to provide free online functional skills courses has been extended to level 2. Pilots offering the English and maths programmes up to level 1 got under way in February and have been accessed by 12,000 people already, according to the university. Funded by the Department for Education’s flexible learning

    11.00 May. 10th, 2019 | News