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New EPI study reveals the disadvantage gap in sixth forms and colleges
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How the Pandemic is Shaping the Future of Education
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Chancellor's Skills Boost for #PlanForJobs: Greater flexibility and more cash for Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Chancellor @RishiSunak bolsters #PlanForJobs – flexi-apprenticeships, £3,000 Apprenticeship fee and additional £126M for Traineeships  New innovative flexi-apprenticeship...
Timeline extended for external quality assurance transition
The timeline has been extended for the transition of the external quality assurance (EQA) for...
Education Secretary speaks at launch of digital learning review, discusses lifelong loans and the importance of the Turing Scheme
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New EPI study reveals the disadvantage gap in sixth forms and colleges
New EPI study reveals the disadvantage gap in ...
How the Pandemic is Shaping the Future of Education
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New EPI study reveals the disadvantage g…

Mar 01, 2021 / FE Voices

Disadvantaged sixth form and college students are three whole A level grades behind their more affluent peers, new @EduPolicyInst study finds    In the first ever study to measure the education ‘disadvantage gap’ amongst...

How the Pandemic is Shaping the Future o…

Feb 27, 2021 / FE Voices

Over the past year, the world of education has adapted to challenges that no one could have predicted. The pandemic has caused the entire sector to change. There has been...

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Chancellor's Skills Boost for #PlanForJo…

Feb 26, 2021 / FE Voices

Chancellor @RishiSunak bolsters #PlanForJobs – flexi-apprenticeships, £3,000 Apprenticeship fee and additional £126M for Traineeships  New innovative flexi-apprenticeship programme ("Flexi-Job" Apprenticeships to start in Jan 2022) to allow people to work for a...

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Timeline extended for external quality a…

Feb 26, 2021 / FE Voices

The timeline has been extended for the transition of the external quality assurance (EQA) for end point assessment organisations (EPAOs) from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (@IFAteched) to...

Gavin Williamson

Education Secretary speaks at launch of …

Feb 25, 2021 / FE Voices

Speaking at the launch of the Office for Students' review of digital teaching in higher education, @GavinWilliamson discussed the future of online learning.  In the speech Gavin Williamson highlights the power...

Helen Dyke is a Senior Associate in the Employment Team at Irwin Mitchell

Seven things for schools and colleges to…

Feb 25, 2021 / FE Voices

@Helen_IMHRplus @IrwinMitchell shares seven things that schools and colleges should consider before pupils return en-mass on the 8th March 2021  On Monday 22 February, the Prime Minister set out the four...

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Teacher assessed grades - Students will …

Feb 25, 2021 / FE Voices

Students will receive grades awarded and determined by teachers, with pupils only assessed on what they have been taught, the Education Secretary @GavinWilliamson announced today.  Teacher assessed grades for students  Teachers set...

Elizabeth Taylor

Employability leaders at ERSA amplify ca…

Feb 24, 2021 / FE Voices

@ERSA_news calls on @RishiSunak for a year’s extension to safeguard the intended hundreds of thousands of new jobs for young people  Members of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) add weight to the...

Tracking Employer Demand for Higher and …

Feb 24, 2021 / FE Voices

The recent Post-16 White Paper - Skills for Jobs - places significant emphasis on higher technical skills (levels 4 and 5), with plans for reform, including a new approval system based...

How to rapidly develop skills in the use…

Feb 24, 2021 / Podcasts

This week on the #TipTopTipsEdu show, @NetSupportGroup chat to @AbdulChohan, who is one of the world’s leading educational technology thought leaders and experts. With a heritage of impactful school leadership with...

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New £700M Education recovery package an…

Feb 24, 2021 / FE Voices

New £700 million package launched by @BorisJohnson and @GavinWilliamson, focusing on an expansion of one-to-one and small group tutoring programmes, as well as supporting the development of disadvantaged children in...

Keeping our customers more up to date wi…

Feb 23, 2021 / FE Voices

Earlier this month, we published our first revisions status report. This report details the apprenticeships that are currently being revised, why they are being revised and what stage they are...

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ONS Labour Market Figures Feb 2021- une…

Feb 23, 2021 / FE Voices

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Market information has been released today (23rd February 2021), the day after Boris Johnson gave his four step Roadmap to recovery from Lockdown...

Road map

Sector Response to Boris Johnson's Four …

Feb 22, 2021 / FE Voices

@BorisJohnson set out his four-step plan to release England from lockdown 3 in the House of Commons today  The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson set out his four-step roadmap for England to...

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FutureLearn launches Global Future of Le…

Feb 22, 2021 / FE Voices

New significant global study reveals covid-19 has propelled next generation to focus on social issues amid online learning boom @FutureLearn Global learning platform FutureLearn publishes in-depth study, of the UK, USA...

Peter Ejedewe

Anti racist curriculum in Further educat…

Feb 22, 2021 / FE Voices

In a space where we raise concerns about the rise of racist attacks on social media and in the streets.  Where LGBTQ+ campaigns are questioned as to their validity and...

New Future - re-training and re-skilling

Learning and Work and Shaw Trust to shar…

Feb 22, 2021 / FE Voices

@ShawTrust is to receive £4.2m in funding and @LearnWorkUK will receive £2.1m to support both charities’ vital work in supporting adult reskilling in the UK. Over 8,000 people to be supported into new...

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Boost demand for higher technical educat…

Feb 19, 2021 / FE Voices

 New @LearnWorkUK report commissioned by @GatsbyEd: Boost demand for higher technical education in order to address ‘missing middle’ in skills system and drive productivity after pandemic  Boosting demand for higher technical education after the...

Joe Crossley

What does it mean for FE skills training…

Feb 19, 2021 / FE Voices

Joe Crossley, CEO of Recruitment and Training Solutions Provider @QubeLearning believes exposing more people to skills led education and training, throughout their lives, will not only change how businesses employ...

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Addressing climate change impacts on hum…

Feb 19, 2021 / FE Voices

@MonashUni - The global pandemic has shown us just how interconnected human health and the environment are. It is also showing us how rapidly we can respond at scale to...

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Villiers Park launches FE research commu…

Feb 18, 2021 / FE Voices

A national community of practice has been launched to showcase and share practitioner-led research in the FE sector (@VilliersPark) The project has been developed by Villiers Park Educational Trust, a national...

Lee Evans, CEO, Prepare to Achieve

What are the potential EPA changes in 20…

Feb 18, 2021 / FE Voices

Prepare to Achieve CEO, Lee Evans, talks potential #EPA changes in 2021...  2020 was full of challenges for us all – not least apprentices, who often saw their learning interrupted and...

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New EPI report compares the education ca…

Feb 18, 2021 / FE Voices

@EduPolicyIns - Education catch-up plans of all four UK governments fail to offer pupils the support they need  New EPI analysis compares the plans of the UK, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish...

How SEND Schools Are Fighting Waste in E…

Feb 17, 2021 / FE Voices

The UK’s Government’s 2018 waste management strategy for England set out ambitious waste reduction and sustainability targets for many sectors. By 2020, it was expected that 50 per cent of...

Build the Future

Build the Future: Why Apprentices Want S…

Feb 17, 2021 / FE Voices

Jobseekers will look for many attributes in a company when deciding to apply for a role. A strong environmental ethos is quickly becoming one core value that employees seek the...

Dr. Louise Karwowski, Head of Science, Cognassist

How to support neurodiverse learners: an…

Feb 16, 2021 / FE Voices

What does it really mean to think differently? We all have our own perspective on the world. Each of us thinks and learns in our own way. It’s the job of...

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Landmark Government proposals to strengt…

Feb 16, 2021 / FE Voices

@GavinWilliamson to appoint a Free Speech and Academic Freedom Champion. Landmark Government proposals to strengthen free speech at universities  Government announces tough new legal measures to strengthen free speech and academic...

Engineers

100,000th Engineer to pass apprenticeshi…

Feb 15, 2021 / FE Voices

@IFAteched - 100,000th Engineer to pass apprenticeship The 100,000th[i] person to pass their apprenticeship is a 20-year-old engineer from the North East of England. Tests for apprentices, known as end point assessments, were...

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Pearson launches major national consulta…

Feb 15, 2021 / FE Voices

@Pearson launches major national consultation into the future of qualifications and assessment in the UK For the second year running Covid-19 will fundamentally impact exams in the UK  Pearson is launching a major national consultation looking...

Helen Dyke

Long Covid – the implications for FE e…

Feb 15, 2021 / FE Voices

@Helen_IMHRplus from @IrwinMitchell discusses the #LongCovid implications for FE Employers  Official UK data suggests nearly 10% of people with Covid still have symptoms 12 weeks after infection. And, there's anecdotal evidence that some people are still...

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Insight: Apprenticeships are Crucial for…

Feb 13, 2021 / FE Voices

@Ramsey_Assal CEO of @thelandsite - New UK apprenticeships have halved. What does this mean for property, construction and the UK’s COVID-19 recovery? Less young talent is being recruited and trained than...

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More than 3 million rapid coronavirus te…

Feb 12, 2021 / FE Voices

Significant milestone sees primary, secondary schools and colleges conduct over 3 million tests with staff and students since January 2021- @educationgovuk 97% of all schools and colleges now ready to deliver tests...

Jamilah Simpson and Amelia Russell

The Institute talks…to Amelia Russell

Feb 12, 2021 / Podcasts

Part of our apprentice panel podcasts, Jamilah Simpson our apprentice panel host interviews apprentice panel lead, Amelia Russell  Amelia, 23, is currently completing her level 3 business administration apprenticeship at The...

Lia Nici

New Chair to Lead the Drive for Diversit…

Feb 11, 2021 / FE Voices

  Lia Nici, MP for Great Grimsby has been appointed as chair of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network The network champions diversity amongst employers and encourages underrepresented groups to consider apprenticeships The network...

Helen Dyke

No vaccine, no job? Can FE Colleges insi…

Feb 11, 2021 / FE Voices

@Helen_IMHRplus @IrwinMitchell provides a deep dive on the Covid vaccine and staff from a legal perspective  Last month, the outspoken owner of Pimlico Plumbers said that he wouldn't offer a job to...

The Royal Horticultural Society: Looking…

Feb 11, 2021 / FE Voices

In January 2020, we invited Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education staff to RHS Garden Wisley to photograph and film our Level 2 Horticulture/Landscape operative apprentices while they pruned apple...

Jamilah Simpson and Joel Roach

The Institute talks... to apprentice pan…

Feb 11, 2021 / Podcasts

For National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2021, @IFATEched apprentice panel member and host Jamilah Simpson interviews Joel Roach, apprentice panel member @Microsoft  Joel, 20, Is currently completing his chartered managers degree apprenticeship at Microsoft. Deciding that...

Pamela Bryer, Patent attorney, Marks & Clerk LLP

A celebration of women in Science

Feb 11, 2021 / FE Voices

As we mark the United Nations' International #WomeninScienceDay today (Feb 11) Pamela Bryer, a patent attorney with IP firm Marks & Clerk, aims to encourage more women to consider a...

Catching up on lost learning

Feb 10, 2021 / Podcasts

What can policymakers do to make up for lost learning?  By the time the pandemic is over, most children across the UK will have missed over half a year of normal, in-person schooling. That’s...

Margo Kubik

Are we there yet? The growing pains of n…

Feb 10, 2021 / FE Voices

#nationalapprenticeshipweek Insights with Margo Kubik from @FitchLearning #NAW21 The UK apprenticeship reform programme When in 2013, following an independent review of the apprenticeship system carried out by Doug Richard, the UK Government committed to...

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NFER PISA 2018 reports on wellbeing and …

Feb 10, 2021 / FE Voices

@TheNFER analysis of wellbeing of 15-year-olds reveals strength of personal relationships and a sense of belonging key The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has today published two reports, based on...

Why apprenticeships are crucial in rebui…

Feb 10, 2021 / FE Voices

This year’s 14th #NationalApprenticeshipWeek will be unlike any that has gone before it. But while it’s impossible to avoid the fact that the hospitality sector is facing an incredibly difficult...

Jamilah Simpson and Nikki Greaves

The Institute talks... to Nikki Greaves

Feb 10, 2021 / Podcasts

Part of our apprentice panel podcasts, Jamilah Simpson our apprentice panel host interviews member, Nikki Greaves. Nikki Greaves, 20, is currently completing her level 5 laboratory science apprenticeship with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Always...

Gavin Williamson

Gavin Williamson's speech from the AoC A…

Feb 09, 2021 / FE Voices

@GavinWilliamson's speech from the Association of Colleges Annual conference 2021 #AoCConf.  The Secretary of State shared a speech at the AoC Conference discussing their response to Covid-19, how FE will be...

The Institute talks… to new apprentice panel member, Amy Marren

The Institute talks… to new apprentice…

Feb 09, 2021 / Podcasts

For National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2021, @IFATEched apprentice panel member and host Jamilah Simpson interviews new member, Amy Marren.Amy, 22, is a level 7 solicitor apprentice at BPP. She is also...

The Institute's health and science route…

Feb 09, 2021 / FE Voices

For #NationalApprenticeshipWeek, @IFATEched spoke to Jo Ward, who recently joined the Institute's health and science route panel. Our route panels consist of employers who are experts in their industry. Their...

Ricky Doyle is CEO of Practice Labs

Keeping apprentices in work: employers h…

Feb 08, 2021 / FE Voices

@Ricky_Doyle_ @PracticeLabs shares some thoughts on retaining Apprentices during the pandemic  It’s a tough time at the moment and this is impacting on all of us, not least our apprentices –...

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Launch of the Association of Apprentices

Feb 08, 2021 / FE Voices

At a time where additional support for apprentices is needed more than ever, The Association of Apprentices will create a community led by apprentices, for apprentices, to provide professional development...

The Institute talks… to Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills

The Institute talks… to Gillian Keegan…

Feb 08, 2021 / Podcasts

For National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2021, the @IFATEched apprentice panel asked 10 questions to @GillianKeegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills.  The questions ranged from social mobility to funding for degree apprenticeships. The host...

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner

How our actions today impact upon the fu…

Feb 08, 2021 / FE Voices

With Apprenticeship Week 2021 already in full swing, @futuregencymru, @sophiehowe, explains why she encourages her children to consider becoming apprentices and what she believes makes apprenticeships a prosperous route into...

Neil Bates, Managing Director of employee-owned skills specialist Seetec Outsource and Chair of the Edge Foundation

Apprenticeship starts halved last year …

Feb 07, 2021 / FE Voices

For National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2021, Seetec Outsource Managing Director Neil Bates outlines the need for the Government, employers and the skills sector to work together to stimulate a post-Covid-19, post-Brexit...

Flags

Launch of new International Education St…

Feb 06, 2021 / FE Voices

Sector response to the International Education Strategy and the #TuringScheme replacing the UK's participation in @EUErasmusPlus. Government will be launching its updated International Education Strategy, including details of the new Turing Scheme...

Jacki and Louise

Embracing a new model of learning in a c…

Feb 05, 2021 / FE Voices

In its recent White Paper, the UK Government has rightly highlighted the importance of lifelong learning and skills. This is particularly pertinent as we start to rebuild the many parts of both our...

Scott Gregory, CEO at Hogan Assessments

Five Things to Know About Employee Engag…

Feb 05, 2021 / FE Voices

Employee engagement refers to the commitment and connection employees have to their organization and is critical for business unit performance  The global shift to remote work following COVID-19 has presented several...

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Kickstart Generation: Sector Response to…

Feb 04, 2021 / FE Voices

Writing exclusively today (4 Feb) for @FE News on the #PlanforJobs, @RishiSunak explains how it is so important that our young people avoid the longstanding implications of leaving education into an extremely difficult...

Laura-Jane Rawlings, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Employment UK

Chancellor's commitment to the #PlanforJ…

Feb 04, 2021 / FE Voices

It is great to see @RishiSunak so committed to his #PlanforJobs, leading the way in creating an ambitious plan for young people and bringing stakeholders together to support that plan...

Tony Wilson, Director of the Institute for Employment Studies (IES)

Eradicating long-term youth unemployment…

Feb 04, 2021 / FE Voices

Kickstart, Restart, more traineeships, the £2,000 Apprenticeships incentive, more funding for careers services, the JETS programme, a new Job Finding Support Service, doubling of Jobcentre Plus work coaches, the Flexible...

STEM Education in the New Normal

STEM Education in the New Normal: A Hybr…

Feb 04, 2021 / FE Voices

#STEM education which primarily revolves around ‘Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics’ has become highly sought after by learners all across. Right from primary classes, STEM resources are being used by...

Changes in Employer Skills Demand Over t…

Feb 03, 2021 / FE Voices

In today's Shedding Light on the Labour Market, we take a look at how employer skills demand has changed over the last year. The chart below uses Emsi's Job Posting Analytics...

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EuroSkills Graz rescheduled for Septembe…

Feb 03, 2021 / FE Voices

@WorldSkillsEuro and the EuroSkills Graz Organising Committee officially announced today that EuroSkills Graz has been rescheduled for 22–26 September 2021. The event was originally scheduled to take place in September 2020...

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