Articles from Education and Training Updates

Summer 2020 - extra funding for free meals in further education

16 to 19 @ESFAGovUK funding: free meals in further education funded institutions for 2019 to 2020  Guidance to help provide free meals to disadvantaged 16 to 18 year old students in further education funded institutions.

Applicants to nursing courses in England up 16% as NHS employs record number of nurses and midwives

A record number of nurses and midwives are employed in the #NHS, as the Nursing and Midwifery’s Council reports its largest ever annual increase of registered nursing and midwifery professionals.

NEET and participation: local authority figures

@EducationGovUK Data showing the proportions of 16- and 17-year-olds in education and training and an estimate of those not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Withdrawal of apprenticeship frameworks

A list of the #apprenticeship frameworks, and the date when @IfATechEd will withdraw them, as part of the apprenticeship reform programme  The government will move from apprenticeship frameworks to standards by 2020. We can now confirm that all frameworks will be withdrawn by 2020 to 2021 academic year, as we expect that employers and providers will have completed the transition by this date.

Education Secretary confirms £320 million for PE & Sport Premium for the next academic year

PE and Sport Premium for schools confirmed by @GavinWilliamson  The Education Secretary has announced that schools in England will benefit from £320 million from the PE and Sport Premium during the academic year 2020-21.

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