News: June 2019

Apprenticeship funding model report provokes dismay

A long-awaited report on whether the government’s forecasting tool to predict apprenticeship starts is working has caused dismay over “seriously flawed” assumptions. Cambridge Econometrics won a £15,000 contract in March to assess the Department for Education’s…

FE loans applications down for all established age groups

Applications for FE loans were down in 2016/17 for all age-groups they were available to in previous years. The total number of applications “received” increased marginally from 80,650 in 2015/16, to 93,660 for 2016/17, according to…

Greening: 61 per cent apprenticeships drop was expected

The government knew apprenticeship starts would drop dramatically after the levy was introduced in May, the education secretary has claimed. Justine Greening was quizzed on the 61 per cent fall in starts since May compared to…

Pearson’s WBL and Apprenticeships Update

Apprenticeships ​ ​Breaking News​ Pearson’s are pleased to announce that they are now an approved End Point Assessment Organisation for the following Transport and Logistics ​Standards. * Supply Chain Warehouse Operative * Supply Chain Operator *…

New FE teaching apprenticeship to launch ‘within months’

From TES: New FE teacher-training route could help colleges access £20m in levy payments The first teaching apprenticeship standard for the further education sector could be ready within months, according to the Association of Colleges (AoC)….

MPs appointed as apprenticeship ambassadors

Tory MPs Maria Caulfield, Stephen Metcalfe and Trudy Harrison will ‘champion the opportunities and benefits that apprenticeships can offer’ The government has appointed MPs as ambassadors for the apprenticeship programme. Conservatives Maria Caulfield, Stephen Metcalfe and…

DIT offers TVET opportunity in China

As part of the China Education is GREAT TVET campaign, the Department for International Trade (DIT) is running an outward mission to China from 20 to 24 November 2017. DIT is working closely with 2 Chinese…

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