Articles from Rob Wye

Rob Wye, Director of Strategy and Communications, LSC responds to John Hayes article

"I am puzzled by the recommendations put forward by John Hayes in relation to the Learning and Skills Council and both the Train to Gain and Apprenticeship programmes. Since the inception of the LSC in 2001 we have closed the skills gap by 6 per cent and compared to what went before, the LSC now saves the taxpayer over £100 million a year in administration and our running costs are a minute fraction of the £10 billion pounds we invest each year for the Government in learning and skills. And under our stewardship the successes of the sector go from strength to strength "“ in fact for a public body of our size, I challenge anyone to match our delivery record in meeting and exceeding our targets.

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LSC Welcomes The Tomlinson Report

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) today welcomes the final report of the Tomlinson Working Group for the reform of 14-19 education.

LSC Smashes Learner Targets

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) Lincolnshire and Rutland has smashed its local target for Apprenticeships. Within the last 12 months (ending 31st July 2004), 1,675 local young people started an Apprenticeship, exceeding the target of 1,583 set for the LSC by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). These Public Service Agreement targets are fixed annually for each LSC and relate to the number of young people aged between 16 and 21 starting an Apprenticeship for the first time.

New fee subsidy scheme launched for FE teachers

LSIS has launched an additional fee support scheme for FE teachers of English and maths for the 2012/13 academic year.

LSIS developing guidance for new teaching qualifications

LSIS has begun developing guidance for three generic initial teacher training qualifications after publishing the second phase of a far-reaching review.

LSIS to close by August 2013

The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) has initiated a managed exit after the government announced plans to cease funding it by next August.

FE sector given opportunity to shape teaching qualifications

The government called on FE teachers, trainers and their employers for ideas to help streamline teaching qualifications in a proposal document being launched today.

LSIS: FE teacher training given full support with help on fees

The Learning Skills and Improvement Service (LSIS) has confirmed the establishment of a brand new initiative, which contributes funding to the costly and rising fees of teacher training within the FE sector. Rob Wye, chief executive of LSIS, has stressed that “skilled and qualified teachers are the lifeblood of the FE sector”. LSIS’ Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Fee Awards programme is overseen by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). It sees teachers-to-be given £1,500 towards learning and gaining knowledge of basic English/literacy and Maths/numeracy skills. A further £1,000 given to those teachers who concentrate and educate 16-18 year olds in other subjects. The only stipulation is that the trainee teacher must have a Higher Education institution approved qualification.

LSIS supports checklist to help FE sector provide HE courses

A checklist to assist further education colleges offering HE provision was launched earlier this month.

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