You couldn't escape the Tory Party Conference in the news today. It appears my old MP Geoffrey Cox nearly stole the show, but there was plenty of exciting outcomes for the sector.

Philip Hammond has released the purse strings on the Levy from a 10% to a 25% Levy contribution to their Supply chain. The most popular article this week on FE News was the sector reaction to this: Extra £90M in funding and 25% of Apprenticeship Levy able to be transferred to supply chain

At the bottom of the article there is also mention of additional funding for SME's particularly around management to help increase productivity, which sounds awesome.

Team UK also had a top 10 finish at EuroSkills. It was a slight drop in medals to previous EuroSkills, but a top 10 finish, which is great.

There was also an additional £38m released for T-levels: £38 million being made available to first providers of T Levels

Great news, we heard yesterday that FE Careers are finalist in the best specialist Job Board and FE News as the best Trade Publication at the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs)... fingers crossed!

I hope you enjoy FE Soundbite this week... don't forget to check out the new FE Careers and Apprenticeship Job Search! Have a great weekend, speak to you soon!


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Sector Response: Extra £90M in funding and 25% of Apprenticeship Levy able to be transferred to supply chain
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thumbnail www­.fenews­.co­.uk - The government has announced a package of reforms to ensure the Apprenticeship Levy provides people with the skills they need to succeed. In his speech at the Conservative Party Conference on 1st Oct…
Positive Perceptions of Vocational and Technical Qualifications are FAB!
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thumbnail www­.fenews­.co­.uk - Valued and well understood, vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) prepare learners for the workplace and equip them with relevant technical skills. These are just some of the positive messag…
Ensuring our Higher Education students are employment-ready
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thumbnail www­.fenews­.co­.uk - Having made our TEF submission in January 2018 (in the same week as we had a full Ofsted Inspection, which made for an interesting week to say the least!) we, like others in the sector had to wait un…
My lessons learned: Euroskills 2018
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thumbnail www­.fenews­.co­.uk - Last week I had the great privilege to see the Euroskills 2018 Competition in Budapest. These national and international skills competitions are always very inspiring as you see first-hand the commit…
Disadvantage Fund stretched further by new English and mathematics GCSE re-sit requirements
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thumbnail www­.fenews­.co­.uk - Colleges educate and train 2.2 million young people and adults to prepare them for continuing education, training or employment. A significant minority of these students will have some kind of specif…
MANAGING MEMORY: We all learn – and remember – in different ways
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thumbnail www­.fenews­.co­.uk - A good number of student summative assessments are still closed book, and rely therefore to a significant extent on the student, or learner, having a ‘good memory’. Yet to what extent is that a skill…
Students with Dyslexia are talking their way to success
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thumbnail www­.fenews­.co­.uk - Writing an essay is daunting for most students, but imagine trying to read and write while the words are swimming around on the page with letters upside down and in the wrong order. This is the most …
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An Apprenticeship Shake Up with No Bubbles or Fizz
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This Levy game's been a learning curve for everyone, we're just getting into our stride!
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Empowering Businesses’ Digital Transformation: More than a Virtual Reality #FutureofEducation
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Blazing a trail for young people through new sector specific apprenticeships
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