AAC2022, Apprenticeships

Low apprenticeship achievement rates will not impact Ofsted grades, chief inspector promises

'Our framework does not require inspectors to use achievement rates to make a judgement'

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
AAC2022, Apprenticeships

DfE ‘will not be satisfied’ with upcoming apprenticeship achievement rates, top civil servant warns

Peter Mucklow has hinted there will be a big drop in national achievement rates this year

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
AAC2022, Apprenticeships

‘We need you’: Highlights from the skills minister’s opening speech at AAC 2022

Alex Burghart commits to increasing starts for young people and reducing burden for SMEs

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
AAC2022, Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship reform starts with the school calendar

The apprenticeship cycle needs to move in line with university applications, writes Jo Foster To kick-start apprenticeships in this...

Jess Staufenberg
Jo Foster
AAC2022, Apprenticeships, Climate Change

Apprenticeships in green skills sectors require joined-up thinking

Apprenticeships can only meet our green skills needs if we follow the lead of employers, and link up across...

Jess Staufenberg
Jennifer Coupland
AAC2022, Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships should be a core part of the levelling-up agenda

The government needs to take action over the decline in apprenticeship starts if the country is to ‘level up’,...

Jess Staufenberg
David Phillips
AAC2022, Apprenticeships

Students are keen on apprenticeships, but still need earlier guidance

Among current undergraduate applicants, almost half expressed an interest in apprenticeships, writes Clare Marchant As part of FE Week’s...

Jess Staufenberg
Clare Marchant
AAC2022, Apprenticeships

Can we reduce learner dropout without increasing trainer workload?

Training managers end up struggling with caseloads due to the volume of reporting required, writes Brad Tombling The training...

Jess Staufenberg
Brad Tombling
AAC2022, Apprenticeships

As a boss of an independent apprenticeship provider, my hands are tied

FE colleges have access to capital and bailout funding, but independent providers are largely ignored, writes Iain Elliott At...

Jess Staufenberg
Iain Elliott