Giving students the best chance to shine – FE News


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Michael Gove’s recent education reforms seek to address the concern that about 20% of our young people leave school illiterate and innumerate. But instead of ‘dumbing down’ testing and performance measures, we should instead be seeking ways to demonstrate an individual’s qualifications. The occupational landscape is set to be very different by 2030 which means that our assessment landscape needs to support the economy and demonstrate the relevant skills required for a role.
In particular the vocational qualification landscape is changing and our remit is to ensure we continue to recognise people’s skills, knowledge and experience. It is for this compelling reason that I strongly believe in the merits of appropriate recognition of skills. I do not believe that this should always be a formal qualification. What we should be aiming for is high quality appropriate assessment that recognises learning styles, Industry requirements and allows learners to be recognised in some form for their achievements.

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for www.3aaa.co.uk where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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