Latest FE Jobs:
    Working towards an Effective Apprenticeship Levy Implementation by Stewart Segal
    When 3aaa established a team earlier this year to initiate d...

    Read more

    It's a balancing act!
    We live in a digital world and it affects all aspects of lif...

    Read more

    Angela Middleton discusses the Apprentice Levy
    In November 2015 the government announced the new Apprentice...

    Read more

    Training!  Training!  Training!
    The EU referendum, whatever the outcome, has highlighted the...

    Read more

    FE At Risk: Clear & Present Danger
    FE is at Risk. No I don’t mean the ongoing lack of fu...

    Read more

    Prioritising the new DWP Secretary of State’s in-tray
    DWP has a brand new ministerial team with only Lord Freud st...

    Read more

    Working towards an Effective Apprenticeship Levy Implementation by...
    It's a balancing act!
    Angela Middleton discusses the Apprentice Levy
    Training! Training! Training!
    FE At Risk: Clear & Present Danger
    Prioritising the new DWP Secretary of State’s in-tray...
    Sector Response to Robert Halfon being appointed Minister...
    Sector Response to Stephen Evans announced as New...

    FE Voices ep.24 Weekly video update

    This week features, the chartered institute, new teachers, print future awards, engineering students and strike action:

    More people aged 50 to 74 are continuing to work than ever before

    New figures released today from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that there are now 9.4 million continuing to work between the ages of 50- 74, 3.7 million more than there were 20...

    1. Latest News
    2. Popular News
    3. Popular Video
    4. Submit Content
    Have an article you wish to share with the community?
    Click here to become an approved FE News member and submit your content

    Working in tandem with employers and the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), GoSkills have launched a series of new learning resources that will help to identify literacy, numeracy, and communication skill levels and needs in the road passenger transport industry.

    The resources, which are currently being trialed throughout the Midlands and the South West, are the product of close cooperation between both employers and GoSkills, the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for passenger transport. Primarily acting in a consultative manner, employers have contributed to the development process through writing the materials that are to be used by learners and learning providers alike.

    Meeting Needs

    Road passenger transport employs approximately 700,000 people across the UK. This workforce encompasses a wide array of industries and professions, including taxi transport and private hire, bus and coach travel, as well as driving instructors. It is an industry that is subjected to exacting standards. With this in mind GoSkills have launched several new teaching resources.

    The resource has been designed specifically to meet the needs of employers in road passenger transport as well as training providers. Employers will be able to benefit from the new initial screening and assessment tool which will help identify any skills shortages in the workforce, while training providers will be supported by a comprehensive series of guidance materials. This, it is envisioned, will help to assess individuals" skill levels, which will, in turn, help to identify the appropriate training needed.

    Relevant Skills Always Welcome

    Speaking at the east midlands launch event, Peter Huntington, chief executive of GoSkills, said: "I am delighted hat we are able to provided resources designed by the industry for the industry. Literacy, numeracy and communication skills are high priorities for the sector, not just to aid business effectiveness but also to support individuals in their personal development. GoSkills is committed to ensuring that employers have a full package of resources available to them that are relevant and fit for purpose."

    Over 150 delegates attended the launch event from the road passenger transport industry, including employers, Union Learning Representatives and Trainers. Ten employers have already committed to participating in the trial and it is anticipates that over 1,000 individuals will take part. Founded in December 2003 GoSkills was recommended to receive its license to operate as the skills council for passenger transport by the sector skills development agency in October 2004. It was charged with the mission to be the leading authority on skills issues for the passenger transport sector.

    Michael de la Fuente

    Stay here for From the FE Trenches!


    Exclusive articles from Further Education sector specialists, our team of reporters give you the latest breaking news and updates on emerging education strategies. With our Press Release section you can view the latest Press Releases across FE, and see breaking news – even before it reaches a reporter's desk!

    FE News also ‘shoot’ video interviews and news bulletins so you receive the latest developments in Skills News and across the Further Education and Employability sectors.

    FE News RSS Feeds


    FE Careers Jobs RSS Feeds