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Milton suggests functional skills could be an alternative to GCSE resits

By | 2017-11-22T15:56:44+00:00 2017|Categories: News|

Anne Milton, Apprenticeship and Skills Minister, says the government is looking at functional skills as an alternative to English and maths GCSEs. In her speech at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Annual Conference, she says the government should play “an active role” in improving further education. “To be clear, I don’t think that government always knows [...]

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ETF launches hugely important survey

By | 2017-11-02T10:44:45+00:00 2017|Categories: News|

The ETF recently launched a first-of-its-scale survey to identify the training needs of everyone who works in the Further Education and Training sector. ETF is a sector-led government-backed national support body that works in partnership with the Association of Colleges (AoC), the Holex network of adult education and training organisations and the Association of Employment and [...]

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Report Recommends Free English and Maths Courses for Adults

By | 2017-11-02T10:44:29+00:00 2017|Categories: News|

An Education Policy Institute report, produced by Pearson, recommends the government launches “a high-profile national campaign” to promote free English and maths courses for adults wanting to study up to and including GCSE level. The report was prepared under the guidance of Professor Sir Roy Anderson, alongside an independent advisory group of senior figures. Among several [...]

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Gold for UK at WorldSkills 2017

By | 2017-11-02T10:42:51+00:00 2017|Categories: News, post-16|

Known as the ‘Olympics of skills’, the WorldSkills finals are held every two years. The most talented people from over 59 different countries competed across a diverse range of abilities and skills – from beauty therapy to mechanical engineering, to earn the title ‘best in the world’ in their respective categories. Earning a place in Team [...]

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