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30 September shouldn’t be the end for apprenticeship incentives

The continued uncertainty around the pandemic keeps having an impact on education, skills and employment. The mainstream media likes to get its hooks into eye-catching developments such as recent graduates going on to take “panic Masters”, but official data often offers a more nuanced picture of how young people are responding to these unprecedented circumstances.

The Skills Bill’s challenges for Independent Training Providers

#LevellingUp Skills  AELP set out with a really ambitious four-day online programme for its National Conference last week, sponsored by Learning Curve Group and NOCN, and on the feedback so far, it seems to have gone down very well. 

Skills Bill's extra bureaucracy could hinder recovery support efforts

AELP (@AELPUK) National Conference 2021- “Skills reforms will be more effective without extra bureaucracy being imposed” Britain’s training providers will today express support for the government’s employer centred approach to reforming skills training but will warn against new legislation imposing costly bureaucracy that could stall efforts to improve workforce productivity.

Into work and onto skills training - the still unattained holy grail for many young people

The government has made a sizeable investment to underpin the Prime Minister’s “Opportunity Guarantee” announced last June to give every young person “the chance of an apprenticeship or an in-work placement” to boost the economy and bounce back from the pandemic. The potential financial commitment to Kickstart, apprenticeship employer incentives and traineeships is close to £3bn which is hardly pocket change.

Skills for Jobs White Paper right to put employers at the heart of FE reform

The Secretary of State @GavinWilliamson calls the long awaited #SkillsforJobs white paper a "blueprint" for the future of further education.

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