Monthly Archives: June 2017

Apprenticeship Numbers Likely to Fall, New Research Reveals

By | 2017-06-30T11:21:40+00:00 2017|Categories: Apprenticeships, News|

The AELP have warned that apprenticeship providers are at risk of ‘going bust’ unless additional government investment is forthcoming. The number of apprenticeship starts is likely to drop in the coming months, rather than grow as originally forecast. This is according to research carried out by the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, commissioned by the AELP. [...]

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Anne Milton: What the Skills Minister Said at AELP

By | 2017-06-30T11:17:43+00:00 2017|Categories: Apprenticeships, News|

There was some welcome news for apprenticeship providers at the AELP Annual Conference last week, as Anne Milton, the new Skills Minister, announced that the non-levy growth requests will be brought forward to July. Delivering her first ever speech to the sector, Ms Milton said that the paused tendering round would be scrapped, and rerun in [...]

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Anne Milton to Become New Apprenticeships and Skills Minister

By | 2017-06-14T11:22:16+00:00 2017|Categories: Apprenticeships, News|

According to wide-spread reports, Anne Milton will replace Robert Halfon as Apprenticeships and Skills Minister as part of the cabinet reshuffle, after the latter was not reappointed to the role. Ms Milton has held several ministerial positions since 2006, most recently occupying the role of Deputy Chief Whip. Having been educated at Central College Sussex and [...]

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Hundreds Attend bksb’s Annual Tour

By | 2017-06-05T11:24:28+00:00 2017|Categories: Annual bksb Tour, News|

Over the past couple of months, the bksb team have hosted fourteen events in seven cities and engaged with more than 500 education professionals from around the UK, making the bksb Tour 2017 a resounding success. The final session, which takes place this week in Mansfield, will bring to a close our annual programme of Functional [...]

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16-18 Spending: What the Manifestos Say

By | 2017-06-02T11:37:05+00:00 2017|Categories: News, post-16|

The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos have been released and each party has planned for extra spending for the 16-18 education sector, should they get into power. In recent times, many Further Education providers and Sixth Forms have struggled with a lack of funding, and 16-18 spending per learner is currently around 13% less than [...]

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First 9-1 Specification Maths Exam includes ‘Ridiculously Hard’ Questions

By | 2017-06-01T11:48:49+00:00 2017|Categories: News|

Following the reform of GCSE Maths and English qualifications, and the introduction of numerical grades, students have now taken the first batch of new, tougher maths exams. The TES reports that teachers thought some of the questions were ‘ridiculously tough’ and that the higher tier paper contained around 50% A*-A standard questions, compared to the 25% [...]

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