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Learning lessons and leveraging new technologies to break down barriers in education

In March last year when the country went into lockdown, I don’t think anyone imagined that one year on many in the sector would still be working remotely, trying to navigate the ‘new normal’ and all of the challenges it brings.

Skills for Jobs White Paper - The Level 4 and 5 Challenge

In the FE #SkillsForJobs White Paper, @GavinWilliamson sets the bar high when it comes to his vision for its impact:

Potential loss of Level 2 and below funding would be disastrous for the construction industry

The British Association of Construction Heads (@BACHFEConstruct) has submitted its response to the Government’s consultation on future of level 2 and below qualifications and programmes; setting out its significant concerns over the future of proper training for the construction sector if the Government decides to cut funding.

“But what about the apprentice?” The growing “Skills Lag” and the hidden effect of the pandemic.

Friday the 13th of March 2020, a date I think that will stick in my memory. I, as so many colleagues from the sector, attended the ESFA’s annual EPAO conference in London. Coronavirus was starting to come over the horizon, we discussed the problem and issues the virus could cause and tossed around a few potential solutions at the lunch. That afternoon, I instructed all of NOCN’s EPA team to take their IT equipment home, to test the contingency and operate the EPAO on a 100% working from home basis.

NOCN signs partnership agreement with HL25 srl and AELS Ltd for ESOL delivery in Italy

NOCN (@NOCNGroup) is pleased to have entered into an agreement with Italian organisations HL25 srl and AELS Ltd to offer NOCN ESOL International examinations to a large number of state and private schools and universities.

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