Following the recent announcement by Matthew Hancock that the Government intends to consult on its proposal to launch a traineeships programme, Richard French, Director of Education Policy at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, argues that digital skills are as important as numeracy and literacy in the preparation for work.
Richard French, education policy director from BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, discusses the potential implications of a single competitive pot of funding for local enterprise (LEPs).BCS is concerned that funding for Approved Centres that provide vocational IT user qualifications could be affected. The concern arises from the announcement by George Osborne as part of his 2013 budget that he would accept Michael Heseltine's idea of a single competitive pot of funding for local enterprise which arose out of his report ‘No Stone Unturned’ published last November. The aim is to ‘ensure the future generation leave school and college with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that make them ready to succeed in the work place’.
CPHC Report – A Study on the IT labour market in the UK The Council of Professors and Heads of Computing in the UK (CPHC) announces the launch of a new report , entitled “A Study on the IT labour market in the UK”, commissioned by CPHC through the British Computer Society (BCS) and carried out by Research Insights Ltd, a market survey organisation.
More than 300 IT training providers came together at the QEII conference centre in central London to share best practice and innovation at e-skills UK's annual ITQ conference on 29th May. ITQ is a flexible qualification which enables those who use IT to develop the skills most relevant to their particular needs.