• Cable backs lifelong learning accounts at Lib Dems conference

    The Liberal Democrat leader has backed the creation of lifelong learning accounts in his party conference speech today. Sir Vince Cable, who published a report with the National Union of Students on how to improve learner experience in post-16 education, explained to delegates in Bournemouth how he would like to help more people retrain or

    14.10 Sep. 19th, 2017 | News

  • IFS: Parties’ spending plans leave 16 to 18 education with 10% less than schools

    General election manifesto plans of all three major parties’ proposals will leave spending for 16 to 18-year-olds around 10 per cent lower than secondary schools, according to new analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The think tank says that while the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats are all proposing to spend more on this

    11.19 Jun. 1st, 2017 | News

  • Lib Dems commit to defending 16 to 19 funding

    A “real-terms” commitment to protect 16 to 19 FE funding per pupil has been announced by the Liberal Democrats. The party announced today that over the course of the parliament, it will protect FE per pupil funding “in real terms” at £660 million, and “invest in continuous professional development for teachers” through a £165 million

    0.01 May. 10th, 2017 | News