Latest FE Jobs:
    The Keys to Successful Business Development in 2017
    Going into 2017, organisations in the Further Education and ...

    Read more

    Government must do more to make apprenticeships work for business
    The Coalition Government of 2010 brought with it a welcome c...

    Read more

    RIPE FOR REFORM
    We face a major challenge in our training and skills sector....

    Read more

    The coming of age of digital education
    As technology evolves and digital natives make up more and m...

    Read more

    Institute for Apprenticeship pre-launch.  A Quango cometh?
    This week we have all been invited to comment upon the draft...

    Read more

    Sector response to the Institute for Apprenticeships consultation
    Further details of how the Institute for Apprenticeships (If...

    Read more

    Enabling Traineeships to Grow
    The Department for Education has published this week some ou...

    Read more

    New framework from Skills for Health supports plans...
    The Keys to Successful Business Development in 2017...
    Government must do more to make apprenticeships work...
    RIPE FOR REFORM
    The coming of age of digital education
    Institute for Apprenticeship pre-launch. A Quango cometh?...
    Sector response to the Institute for Apprenticeships consultation...
    Enabling Traineeships to Grow

    FE Voices

    FENewsReel Episode 48 – featuring South and City College Birmingham

    This week on FENewsReel: we feature Mental Health training, Sussex Coast College, South and City College Birmingham, MP David Lammy, Ofsted.

    Hello 2017. The stakes for apprenticeships have never been higher

    Kate Jolliffe

    Somewhat perversely, modern humans have traditionally adopted January as the month for new resolutions. Looking forward, not backwards, and planning for the year ahead (hopefully with renewed optimism) gets us through our post-holiday torpor. For anyone...

    1. Latest News
    2. Popular News
    3. Popular Video
    4. Submit Content
    Industry professionals to lead technical education panels

    The Department for Education is seeking experienced industry professionals to help shape the future technical education system.

    Jan 18, 2017 / Sector News

    As set out in the Skills Plan, ‘panels of professionals’ will develop occupational standards for new technical qualifications, as part of reforms to the 16+ skills system. The reformed system will consist of 15 routes across all technical education, encompassing both college-based and employment-based learning. Each route brings together occupations with...

    Have an article you wish to share with the community?
    Click here to become an approved FE News member and submit your content

    Sector News

    Industry professionals to lead technical education panels

    The Department for Education is seeking …

    Jan 18, 2017 / Sector News

    As set out in the Skills Plan, ‘panels of professionals’ will develop occupational standards for new technical qualifications, as part of reforms to the 16+ skills system. The reformed system will consist of 15 routes across all technical education, encompassing both college-based and employment-based learning. Each route brings together occupations with...

    "

    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