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Apprenticeship withdrawals cost training providers £1.8bn! FE Soundbite 697

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Welcome to Soundbite Edition 697! 2nd June 2023: Apprenticeship withdrawals cost training providers £1.8bn

This is the weekly e-newsletter and e-journal brought to you by FE News: ISSN 2732-4095. We know life is busy, so here is a snapshot of the latest announcements and epic thought leadership articles from sector influencers and cool thinkers across FE and Skills this week on FE News.

Apprenticeship drops outs are rising

Some really interesting research (and freedom of information request) by Rubitek found Apprenticeship withdrawals cost training providers £1.8bn. Apprenticeship Achievement rates decline from 65% in 2018/19, to just 58% in 2019/20 and 2020/21!

When someone mentions AI… do you think of student cheating opportunities or opportunities and CPD?

Ryan Lufkin wrote an interesting piece: It’s time to shift the AI conversation from student cheating to training educators. Talking of Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT, Dennis Sherwood wrote: Yes, ChatGPT really is creative!

Advancing apprenticeships for social mobility 

Dr Mandy Crawford-Lee and Cerian Ayres wrote a really interesting piece: SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Advancing apprenticeships for social mobility and sustainable development.

This week’s interesting Exclusive thought leadership articles:

Nick Birch wrote: Creativity Crisis: How budget cuts and overpriced creative suites stifle young people. Robert Harrison wrote: Education for a world of opportunity. Neil Jurd wrote: How leaders can dismantle the ‘status barrier’ at work – and why it’s key to building a high-performing team.

Neurodiversity in work

Did you check out Reel #3: Neurodiversity in the workplace? ..this is a bit of a startling fact: did you know 93% of employers globally, don’t have a Neuro-inclusive policy? Check out Reel 3 in partnership with Cognassist to help us all put this right!

Luise Ruddick from FAB wrote:  ADHD and me… this is a really honest and brave article from Luise, not only does she work for FAB.. she is FAB!

Top 3 most popular thought leaders for May

So who were our Top 3 most influential thought leaders on FE News in May 23 (who will get the top spot, with the cool May 4th inspired badge)?

I hope you enjoy FE Soundbite this week

Kind regards

Gavin O’Meara

CEO and Founder

FE News and FE Careers

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