• First T-levels announced by minister

    UPDATE, 10am: The T-level action plan has now been published. To read it click here. The first three T-levels have been announced by the education secretary. Qualifications in digital, childcare and education, and construction will be taught by a small number of providers from 2020, according to today’s announcement. The Department for Education’s T-level action

    0.01 Oct. 11th, 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

  • Reverse decline in higher level technical qualifications, demands Professor Wolf

    Leading vocational education adviser Professor Alison Wolf has demanded action from the government to stem the decline in higher level technical qualifications. Her new report for the Education Policy Institute warned only 4,900 learners achieved level four awards or above under the adult education budget in 2014/5 – a 36 per cent drop on the

    0.01 Nov. 14th, 2016 | News

  • How will the government implement its Skills Plan?

    The government welcomed the Sainsbury Review recommendations, but will they deliver on implementation, asks Catherine Sezen? From a college perspective, there is a lot to be positive about in the Sainsbury Review of Technical Education, and the government’s response to it in the Skills Plan. These documents, published in early July, outline a new structure

    9.00 Oct. 31st, 2016 | Opinion