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Adults to benefit from digital skills overhaul

Adults to benefit from digital skills overhaul

Consultation launched to help more adults get the digital skills they need to get on in life and work

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New education and skills measures announced

New education and skills measures announced

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has today announced a number of measures to make sure all children have access to a world class education.

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Leading industry experts to design new T Levels

Leading industry experts to design new T Levels

New T Level panel members announced including key individuals from The British Council, Toni & Guy and the Dogs Trust

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Leading industry experts to design new T Levels

Leading industry experts to design new T Levels

New T Level panel members announced including key individuals from The British Council, Toni & Guy and the Dogs Trust

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Education Secretary Damian Hinds meets Irish Education Minister

Education Secretary Damian Hinds meets Irish Education Minister

Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP visits Ireland to reinforce the close relationship between the two countries.

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Consultation on approach to regulating Technical Qualifications

Consultation on approach to regulating Technical Qualifications

Ofqual launches consultation on its approach to regulating the new Technical Qualifications that will sit within T Levels.

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All Change: Where next for Apprenticeships

All Change: Where next for Apprenticeships

A member of the Young Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network, Dexter Hutchings, has his article featured in the Learning and Work Institute debate.

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New T Levels mark a revolution in technical education

New T Levels mark a revolution in technical education

Education Secretary names the first 52 colleges and other providers set to teach T Levels.

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New support for young care leavers starting an apprenticeship

New support for young care leavers starting an apprenticeship

Care leavers who choose to start an apprenticeship will receive a £1000 bursary to help the transition into the workplace.

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Ensuring LGBT+ representation in apprenticeships

Ensuring LGBT+ representation in apprenticeships

An event was held today (Thursday 17 May) to share what members of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network (ADCN) are doing to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender + (LGBT+) representation in their organisation’s apprenticeship programmes.

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Call for evidence on assessment of qualifications in centres

Call for evidence on assessment of qualifications in centres

Ofqual launches call for evidence on centre-based assessment judgements in vocational and technical qualifications.

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Find out what’s new about the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018  – now open for entries

Find out what’s new about the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 – now open for entries

The 15th National Apprenticeship Awards is now open for entries - with new categories opening up for 2018.

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IoH and AI surrender Ofqual recognition

IoH and AI surrender Ofqual recognition

Institute of Hospitality and Accountants Institute are no longer Ofqual-recognised awarding organisations.

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ESFA marks its 1st birthday

ESFA marks its 1st birthday

Marking our first year anniversary since the creation of the ESFA.

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Maintained stability in provider allocations

Maintained stability in provider allocations

We have continued to ensure stability in allocation statements for the 2018 to 2019 funding year, which have now been issued to our providers.

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Multi million pound fund for adult learning announced

Multi million pound fund for adult learning announced

£11.7million announced for 32 new projects to help adults learn new skills

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Skills Minister calls on employers to join new T level panels

Skills Minister calls on employers to join new T level panels

Businesses given the opportunity to play a central role in designing new technical qualifications

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Skills Minister calls on employers to join new T level panels

Skills Minister calls on employers to join new T level panels

Businesses given the opportunity to play a central role in designing new technical qualifications

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Helping providers understand implications of AEB devolution/delegation from 2019 to 2020

Helping providers understand implications of AEB devolution/delegation from 2019 to 2020

From the start of the 2019 to 2020 funding year the government intends to devolve the adult education budget (AEB) to Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCAs) and delegate the AEB to Greater London Authority (GLA), subject to readiness conditions and legislative orders being agreed.

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Apprenticeships and Skills Minister celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Anne Milton sees for herself the opportunities apprenticeships can bring

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It’s a wrap for National Apprenticeship Week 2018

It’s a wrap for National Apprenticeship Week 2018

NAW 2018 wraps up after 5 days of celebratory events that demonstrated how apprenticeships work for individuals, employers, local communities and the wider economy.

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Class of 2018 celebrated across the country

Class of 2018 celebrated across the country

As the 11th National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, over 250 apprentices have today celebrated completing their apprenticeship in the ‘class of 2018’ graduation ceremonies.

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Apprenticeships work for women

Apprenticeships work for women

An ‘apprenticeships work for women’ event highlighted and celebrated the positive impact of female apprentices in workplaces across the country.

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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: October to December 2017 statistics

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: October to December 2017 statistics

Statistics on vocational and other qualifications, excluding GCSEs, AS levels, A levels, and the Diploma and its components.

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First year celebrations for the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network

First year celebrations for the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network

The ADCN celebrated its first year with an event dedicated to recognising the achievements of its members – who are all committed to championing apprenticeships and diversity amongst employers.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2018 as it happens

National Apprenticeship Week 2018   as it happens

A round-up of key events happening during NAW 2018 (5 to 9 March).

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Annual Qualifications Market Report

Annual Qualifications Market Report

Overview of the qualifications market and a single reference point about participants in the market.

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Dstl opens apprenticeship recruitment campaign for 2018

Dstl opens apprenticeship recruitment campaign for 2018

Dstl is looking for the people with the best ideas to join its apprenticeship recruitment scheme.

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Thousands of students set to join #10kTalks for National Apprenticeship Week 2018

Thousands of students set to join #10kTalks for National Apprenticeship Week 2018

Over 150 schools have now signed up to join the 10,000 talks movement and will reach out to thousands of young people during National Apprenticeship Week.

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Apprenticeship diversity is going from strength to strength

Apprenticeship diversity is going from strength to strength

The Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network has increased its membership – taking the number of employers committed to apprenticeship diversity to over 40.

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National College for Nuclear opens its doors in Cumbria

National College for Nuclear opens its doors in Cumbria

A world class training facility designed to deliver the ‘workforce of tomorrow’ has officially opened in Cumbria.

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New National College for the nuclear industry launches

New National College for the nuclear industry launches

The National College for Nuclear will help train more people in the skills needed to work in the growing nuclear sector

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New project to boost diversity in apprenticeships

New project to boost diversity in apprenticeships

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister launches new project to increase underrepresented groups taking apprenticeships

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Top apprentices and apprenticeship employers are recognised at National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 ceremony

Top apprentices and apprenticeship employers are recognised at National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 ceremony

The country’s best employers and apprentices have been recognised at the 14th National Apprenticeship Awards to celebrate their commitment to apprenticeships.

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Top college principals to drive improvements in further education

Top college principals to drive improvements in further education

Country’s best principals appointed as National Leaders to use their expertise to support other colleges

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Scottish Secretary meets engineers and apprentices as UK Government launches campaign to inspire the next generation

Scottish Secretary meets engineers and apprentices as UK Government launches campaign to inspire the next generation

Year of Engineering 2018 will see the UK Government and industry tackle a major skills gap.

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Multimillion pound contracts awarded for apprenticeship training

Multimillion pound contracts awarded for apprenticeship training

Government awards hundreds of providers with opportunity to deliver high quality apprenticeship training for small businesses

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Want to know more about National Apprenticeship Week 2018?

Want to know more about National Apprenticeship Week 2018?

The National Apprenticeship Service has launched its events map, the theme for NAW 2018 and made resources available to help stakeholders get behind the week.

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£170m competition launched for new Institutes of Technology

£170m competition launched for new Institutes of Technology

Application window to establish new Institutes of Technology opens.

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Preparing for adult funding devolution

Preparing for adult funding devolution

Working with providers and Mayoral Combined Authorities ahead of the devolution of the Adult Education Budget in 2019.

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Careers guidance for modern country unveiled

Careers guidance for modern country unveiled

Tailored advice will be at the heart of a new Careers Strategy designed to make sure young people have the skills they need and employers want post-Brexit.

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Ofqual’s approach to external quality assurance

Ofqual’s approach to external quality assurance

A guide for employers in relation to apprenticeship end-point assessments.

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National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 national finalists announced

National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 national finalists announced

30 national finalists have been announced today for the 2017 National Apprenticeship Awards.

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Justine Greening hosts first ever DfE Skills Summit

Justine Greening hosts first ever DfE Skills Summit

The Summit will signal the start of a new partnership with business that will spread opportunity to more communities.

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Apprenticeship Live broadcasts in schools

Apprenticeship Live broadcasts in schools

Schools in England can now access the latest apprenticeship information directly from employers and their apprentices - through a new broadcast initiative.

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