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    Can we have our cake and eat it? Reflecting on the one year anniversary of the Apprenticeship Levy

    It has been a year since the Apprenticeship Levy was launched on 6th April 2017.

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    Vince Cable announces major commission on Lifelong Learning

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable, has announced the creation of the Independent Commission on Lifelong Learning. The commission will investigate the best ways to ensure adults have access to learning and retraining throughout their lives, and will be chaired by Rajay Naik, Chief Executive Officer of Keypath Education and former director of The Open University. The commission will consider the viability of bold ideas such as Individual Learning Accounts, which could offer adults a pot of money to be used to pay for upskilling and retraining opportunities, ensuring people are able to stay up-to-date with technological advances and changes in the job market. The commission will consider this and other options to increase access to further education, online learning, part-time study and retraining services.Naik’s company is a world-leader in online learning and he previously ran all external activity at the OU, Britain’s largest university, where he was a key architect of the FutureLearn MOOC platform.   Naik has served on the government’s National Careers Council, Digital Skills Commission, Learning and Skills Council and UK-ASEAN Business Council. He is currently on the board of the UBS Foundation, New Payment Systems Operator and Ditchley Foundation. The commission’s membership and timescales are to be announced over the coming weeks with a formal consultation process due to begin shortly thereafter.  Commenting on the commission, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable said: “We recognise that fast paced economic and technological change will have a real impact on the job market in future. People could find themselves having to retrain and change career several times through their working lives, as industries evolve with developments in automation and AI. We embrace innovation and the positive changes technology can bring. But we also know that this can cause real concern to people who may see their jobs change dramatically over the course of their careers. “Rajay Naik brings exceptional national and international expertise in higher and further education. I know that he and his team will be working hard to bring forward creative, costed and ambitious proposals to ensure that our workforce is resilient in the face of major change, and that we offer opportunities for people to retrain and upskill throughout their lives.”   Commenting after the announcement, Rajay Naik Chief Executive Officer of Keypath Education said: “Ensuring that all people have the skills to thrive in the modern world, and can retrain for new industries throughout their life, is critically important to our nation’s competitiveness. I very much looking forward to hearing the views of experts, organisations and citizens across the country, and bringing forward recommendations which enable more people to work, earn and learn.”

    Public Accounts Committee: learndirect case highlights ‘Too big to fail’ concerns in Government Contracting

    Committee urges action in wake of apparent special treatment given to ‘inadequate’ further education provider.

    Anne Milton appoints top college principals as National Leaders to drive improvements in Further Education

    Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton appoints seven of Country’s best principals as National Leaders to use their expertise to support other colleges

    New research shows University and College leaders recognise sustainability as a priority but fail to deliver

    The Further and Higher Education sector is making a collective call to Vice Chancellors and Principals to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to sustainability and social responsibility. 

    Podcast with Faye Thomas from Kennedy Scott on engaging vulnerable groups

    The FE News team catch up with Faye Thomas, Chief Operating Officer at Kennedy Scott about engaging vulnerable groups at the ERSA annual conference. 

    Ofsted confirms new arrangements for short inspections

    A more supportive and collaborative approach to short inspections of good schools was announced by Ofsted today. 

    Ofsted’s further education and skills Official Statistics for 2016/17 have been released. 80% judged Good or Outstanding by Ofsted

    The official Ofsted further education and skills inspection outcome statistics for 2016/2017 have been released by Ofsted today. Between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, 392 further education and skills providers were inspected. These included 102 colleges, 159 independent learning providers (including employer providers) and 78 community learning and skills providers. Ofsted also contributed to the inspections of 41 prisons and young offender institutions, where the reports were published between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.

    New Industrial Strategy. Details on 'parity' of systems, more money to attract under represented learners, T-levels and Retaining Scheme

    The Government's published a new 131 page Industrial Strategy White Paper today outlining their plans to increase productivity in the UK. The Industrial Strategy is based on five main themes or foundations of productivity: Ideas, People, Infrastructure, Business Environment and Places.  Skills is a huge part of the industrial strategy (especially in the 'people section' of the report) and has some really interesting sections about giving Technical and Academic levels the same 'parity', additional monies to help bring disadvantaged and under represented groups into Apprenticeships, more emphasis on careers advice, 3 Million Apprenticeship starts by 2020 is still mentioned, which is encouraging and the £64 Million National Retraining Scheme is explained in a little more detail.

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