• Former adviser to two skills ministers blasts apprenticeship levy

    A former senior advisor to two previous skills ministers is the latest figure in FE to insist the levy is in urgent need of reform, in a new report full of stinging criticism of the recent apprenticeship reforms. Tom Richmond, who worked under Nick Boles and Matt Hancock and left the Department for Education in

    0.01 Apr. 13th, 2018 | News

  • Move away from 3m apprenticeship target to avoid ‘wasting £500 million’ says influential think tank

    The government should “move away” from its target for three million apprenticeships, to avoid wasting £500 million a year on substandard training, according to experts from the Policy Exchange. A new report from the right-wing think-tank claims that a significant proportion of the apprenticeship standards are inadequate, and raises concerns about the government’s focus on

    0.01 Nov. 11th, 2016 | News