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Articles from Tom Bewick

Managing in a Crisis: What Can Ministers Learn?

#Coronavirus represents the biggest threat to our way of life since the dark days of 1940. Eighty years ago, Britain stood alone against a tyranny of humankind.

Backing Adults - Turning the National Skills Fund into Skills Accounts

#SkillsMismatch - 20% of the Workforce Under-Skilled for Their Jobs by 2030  Andy Haldane knows a thing or two about the UK’s skills and productivity puzzle. As the long-standing chief economist at the Bank of England, he’s had a ringside seat on developments in the British economy – both pre- and post the 2008 financial crisis. The historic weaknesses in the country’s vocational skills base is what he calls: “the collapsed left lung of the UK’s education system.”

Tom Bewick's tangle with the Today programme

Exposing the disguised academic snobbery of those who work at the heart of Westminster, Tom argues it is about time our elites looked at degrees and vocational qualifications in the same light:

We must safeguard End-Point Assessment integrity and independence

We must safeguard End-Point Assessment integrity and independence Robust End-Point Assessment is the jewel in the crown of England’s apprenticeship reforms.

It’s time to end the nonsense that Awarding Organisations produce ‘too many qualifications’

It’s time to end the nonsense that Awarding Organisations produce ‘too many qualifications’ Chief executive of the Federation of Awarding Bodies, Tom Bewick, says policy makers should see market complexity as a major part of why the UK’s diverse awarding industry is world beating.

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