Skills reform

What happened to college business centres?

College business centres featured as a key policy pledge in the 2021 skills for jobs white paper, as ministers...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Skills reform

Lifelong loan entitlement changes name and gains royal assent

DfE also launches £5m competition to grant fund tuition fees for HTQ modular students in 2023/24 and 2024/25

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Long read, Skills reform

LSIPS: a chance to change, or a chance missed?

Gillian Keegan is determined that local skills improvement plans will ease the nation’s skills crisis. Jessica Hill lifts the...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
BTECs, Skills reform, T Levels

155,000 young people to ‘fall through the gap’ left by BTECs, report warns

‘Desperate’ ministers also accused of misusing data to overstate performance of T Levels

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Skills reform

Two decades of skills policies haven’t improved productivity, says report

Failure to boost lower and intermediate-level skills is harming UK productivity

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Skills reform

Government confirms end to LEP funding

The government had touted the change in this year's Spring Budget

Joshua Stein
Joshua Stein
BTECs, Ofsted, Skills reform, T Levels

Students ‘misled’ and teachers struggling: Ofsted’s verdict on T Levels

Watchdog calls for rethink of controversial plans to axe BTECs amid 'teething issues' with replacements

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Adult education, Skills reform

Government scraps plans to limit ‘employment only’ adult education outcomes

DfE will rename non-qual courses and reinstate health and community outcomes

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Colleges, Skills reform

AoC calls on next government to create ‘one tertiary system’

Association also wants apprenticeships for new job starters only and a pause to level 3 reforms

Billy Camden
Billy Camden