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So, what’s happened in the last month?

  Interested in Further Education? Here’s the latest from the FE world over the last month.   Apprentices minimum wage up 20% Business Secretary, Sajid Javid said that the inflation-busting increase, from the old £2.73-an-hour to £3.30 an hour, was “the largest in history, making sure that apprenticeships remain an attractive option for young people”. This came as the adult…

Two weeks news in one!

  Normally in our weekly news post, you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the world of Further Education over the last week, as well as a completely random story just to make your Friday that little bit different. But as I’m sure you were all sad to see, there was no weekly news post…

The new Earn or Learn Taskforce

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Young benefits claimants who can’t find work will be forced onto apprenticeships or traineeships The government’s new Earn or Learn…

SFA to impose ‘moratorium’ on approval of new qualifications

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     SFA to impose ‘moratorium’ on approval of new qualifications The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) will enforce a “moratorium” on the…

Goodbye QCF, Hello TQT

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Ofqual praised over decision to simplify how qualification sizes will be described after QCF scrapped The Federation of Awarding Bodies…

AELP urges urges delay for enforcing apprenticeship levy

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     AELP urges government to ‘wait three or four years’ before bringing in apprenticeship levy The Association of Employment and Learning…

FE providers ‘design and deliver their own quals’

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     FE providers ‘design and deliver their own quals’ in proposed new ‘sub-degree’ technical skills system A report out today calls…

What does the government’s productivity plan mean for FE and skills?

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     What does the government’s productivity plan mean for FE and skills? The Treasury this morning published its eagerly-awaited productivity plan.…

New BIS committee chair calls for ‘real controls’ on success rates

  Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!     Government U-turn on new childcare apprenticeships hailed a victory for employers The Department for Education (DfE) had been planning to…

IQA, V1 or IV, what is it and who is it for?

If you have heard about the Internal Quality Assurance (also known as Internal Verifier) course and would like to find out more about exactly who it’s for and what it involves, then you should find our latest article on fecareers.co.uk very useful. We have just answered a few commonly asked questions regarding becoming an IQA (IV) to help people to decide whether…