Monthly Archives: May 2016

Lord Sugar Appointed as ‘Enterprise Tsar’ to Encourage Young People onto Apprenticeships

By | 2017-08-15T11:30:15+00:00 2016|Categories: Apprenticeships, Archive, News|

Lord Sugar has been appointed by the government as 'enterprise tsar' to encourage more young people onto apprenticeships. His role, which is unpaid, will contribute to the government's drive to deliver three million apprenticeships by 2020. The billionaire Amstrad founder and front-man of The Apprentice TV series served as the previous Labour government's enterprise champion in 2009. [...]

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Government Seeks Opinion on Functional Skills

By | 2017-08-15T11:34:24+00:00 2016|Categories: Archive, News|

The latest stage of the Functional Skills Reform Programme starts today - Wednesday 18th May - with the opening of the Provider Survey. The Education & Training Foundation have said it is essential that they hear from people involved with the delivery of Functional Skills qualifications to help learners gain the skills and confidence to thrive [...]

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Government Abandons Plans to Force All Schools to Become Academies

By | 2017-08-15T14:07:41+00:00 2016|Categories: Archive, News|

The controversial plans to require all schools to convert to academy status, or have plans to do so, by 2022 were detailed in the education white paper in March. The plans were immediately met with opposition from MPs, teachers, school leaders and education experts. The government has now abandoned plans to force all schools in England to become [...]

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Skills White Paper Delay

By | 2017-08-15T14:08:15+00:00 2016|Categories: Archive, News, post-16|

The last 14-19 education skills white paper was released over 10 years. When can we expect a new skills white paper?  In February, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) released The Legal Entitlements for 2016 to 2017, which made reference to a spring release date for the new skills white paper. As we can see, version 2, released [...]

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