Articles from Education and Training Updates

National Skills Fund: Temporary extension to the length of time people can undertake training to develop work-related skills and qualifications

The Department for Work and Pensions (@DWP) has announced a temporary extension to the length of time people can undertake training to develop work-related skills and qualifications, whilst still receiving Universal Credit, to support their living costs.

Ofqual's approach to EQA and driving up quality in assessment

Simon Lebus spoke about @Ofqual's role in the apprenticeship system.

New law to make school uniform costs affordable for all

A new law will require schools to follow Government statutory guidance on school uniform costs.

Education Secretary speech to the Confederation of School Trusts

@GavinWilliamson addresses the Confederation of School Trusts (CST) Annual Conference on his renewed vision for all schools to be part of a multi-academy trust:

Funding rises by over 20% to £1.8 billion to keep schools in top condition

Funding rises by over 20% to £1.8 billion this year, so that schools can keep on top of their maintenance and repair

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