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Here we bring you the latest collection of news in Education, Employment and Training.

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Jun 18

The Role of Online Learning in Widening Participation

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One of the objectives of the government is to widen participation across both further and higher education, particularly to enrol 50% of the population into higher education before the age of 30. The main reason for educational institutions to be interested in online learning is that it offers a wide range of benefits to the learners in terms of ongoing...

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Jun 18

Further Education and Employability

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Further education (FE) in the UK and Ireland is referred to as the education received at secondary school, which is quite different from the Higher education (HE) offered in universities and other academic institutions. The nonfinancial outcomes of Further Education outweigh the financial benefits, which is demonstrated through better employment prospects and earnings. Continuing to learn after leaving full-time education helps one to improve self-esteem...

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Jun 18

Need to know: what’s in London’s skills strategy?

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Today sees the launch of Skills for Londoners: A Skills and Adult Education Strategy for London by mayor Sadiq Khan. The strategy document says that the mayor “aspires to create a single, integrated skills and adult education offer for London to deliver a more strategic, whole-system approach to post-16 skills”. The devolution of the adult education budget in 2019 is described as...

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Feb 18

Damian Hinds appointed education secretary

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Grammar school-educated minister was previously at the Department for Work and Pensions Damian Hinds has replaced Justine Greening as education secretary. His appointment comes after his predecessor spent two-and-a-half hours inside 10 Downing Street, after which she resigned. Reportedly, Ms Greening refused to be moved to the Department for Work and Pensions. As well as being a former member of...

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Feb 18

National Apprenticeship Awards 2017: the winners

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Outstanding apprentices and employers honoured for their commitment to the apprenticeships programme Apprenticeships took centre stage last night at an awards ceremony recognising the hard work of apprentices and their employers. The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in its 14th year, was held at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London. The event’s organisers said the winners represent excellence in two...

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Oct 17

Nursing apprenticeship routes to be expanded

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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced plans to expand the number of apprenticeship places, which will allow nursing associates to qualify as fully registered nurses. The measures are to be part of what he called “the biggest expansion of nurse training in the history or the NHS”. Ahead of his speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester today, a target of 5,500...

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Oct 17

PM pledges to create best ever technical education system

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Theresa May spelled out plans to create a first class technical education system for the first time in our nation’s history, in a difficult speech to conference. The Prime Minister, who has a cold and was struggling to make herself heard, spoke about her high hopes for the government’s FE reform agenda. She stressed the need to invest the same...

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Aug 17

ESFA appoints Eileen Milner as its new chief executive

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The Education and Skills Funding Agency has appointed a permanent chief executive to replace Peter Lauener. Eileen Milner, who joins the ESFA from the Care Quality Commission, will start her new job in November, after which Mr Lauener is expected to retire. In his announcement, he wrote that the appointment process for the position of chief executive at the Institute...

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