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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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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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Shaping the qualifications landscape

Shaping the qualifications landscape

Event brings together employers, trailblazer groups and others to discuss the current qualifications landscape and the changes under way.

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Welcome, Eileen Milner, ESFA’s new Chief Executive

Welcome, Eileen Milner, ESFA’s new Chief Executive

Today, Eileen Milner starts her new role as Chief Executive of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

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Apprenticeships from across industry showcased at The Skills Show 2017

Apprenticeships from across industry showcased at The Skills Show 2017

The Skills Show, the nation’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event is taking place from today, Thursday 16 November at the NEC in Birmingham.

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Thousands of higher and degree apprenticeship vacancies announced

Thousands of higher and degree apprenticeship vacancies announced

Over 3000 higher and degree apprenticeships have been announced, giving individuals a wider choice of options for entering higher education in 2018, widening access to the professions and higher level technical skills.

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BBC Panorama, 13 November 2017

BBC Panorama, 13 November 2017

Ofqual's statement on alleged malpractice at training centres.

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Level 4 & 5 technical education to be reviewed

Level 4 & 5 technical education to be reviewed

Government to review how to extend technical education reforms to higher levels

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Brathay apprentice challenge winners GSK in Westminster visit

Brathay apprentice challenge winners GSK in Westminster visit

Apprentices from GSK met with John Woodcock MP to be congratulated on winning the 2017 apprentice team of the year and tour the House of Commons.

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Minister appoints new apprenticeship ambassadors

Minister appoints new apprenticeship ambassadors

New MP ambassadors appointed to champion apprenticeship programme

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Understanding validity

Understanding validity

Ofqual's Research Chair, Paul Newton, publishes a paper exploring validity in assessment and its role in Ofqual's work.

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East of England top apprentices and apprentice employers announced

East of England top apprentices and apprentice employers announced

Regional winners have been announced at the East of England celebration of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

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Anne Milton supports Team UK at WorldSkills 2017

Anne Milton supports Team UK at WorldSkills 2017

Minister attends global skills competition for young people from 65 countries.

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London and the South East top apprentices and apprentice employers announced

London and the South East top apprentices and apprentice employers announced

Regional winners have been announced at the London and the South East celebration of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

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The Ofqual handbook is now live

The Ofqual handbook is now live

Ofqual publishes preview version of new online handbook.

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Education Secretary announces first new T levels

Education Secretary announces first new T levels

Biggest ever overhaul of technical education to deliver a skills revolution for Brexit Britain.

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North East, Yorkshire and the Humber top apprentices and apprentice employers announced

North East, Yorkshire and the Humber top apprentices and apprentice employers announced

Regional winners have been announced at the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber celebration of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

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Education Secretary opens new high speed rail college

Education Secretary opens new high speed rail college

Education Secretary visits Doncaster to launch new technical education college

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North West top apprentices and apprentice employers announced

North West top apprentices and apprentice employers announced

Regional winners have been announced at the North West celebration of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

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