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Skills Funding Agency publish rules for 2012/13 What do you all think? Shout up and let others know your opinion…

http://feweek.co.uk/2012/04/04/skills-funding-agency-publish-rules-for-201213/ Skills Funding Agency publish rules for 2012/13 The Skills Funding Agency have published version one of Funding Rules 2012/13, replacing the various Funding Requirements documents that currently exist. The forward states there will be an “updated document in May 2012 which will include the supporting audit evidence requirements. For the first time we will […]

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What are your thoughts?? EducationInvestor – Article: Exclusive: FE colleges could be privatised, say experts

http://www.educationinvestor.co.uk/(X(1)A(lLvKeTE9zQEkAAAAYzdkYWMyZTgtY2ZkNi00YzY1LTg0ZTAtYmYzMTBhYWQ3MmNkGOW36e7yOY3jeqjdx8Q4poUawsY1)S(t3n1weafu5id3n55oromlf55))/ShowArticle.aspx?ID=2695&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 EducationInvestor – Article: Exclusive: FE colleges could be privatised, say experts Changes to the laws surrounding further education colleges could open the way to privatisation, sector experts have said. Speaking at a recent EducationInvestor conference, David Hughes, the chief executive of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education and a former director of the […]

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Panorama : What did you think?

I don’t know what all of you readers thought, but I myself found the reporting quite balanced. I would have liked to hear some more stories from the good apprenticeship providers that we saw short film clips of but on the whole I think it was reasonable.. For most of us who have worked in […]

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EducationInvestor – Article: Majority of new apprenticeships go to over-19s

http://www.educationinvestor.co.uk/(A(BVXehhVFzQEkAAAANjFhN2U3YTktNTlhMC00ZjBmLTkyM2ItMzRhYzEzMmZkZjUy0EzOX0h3VadtszDVFt0SePZjfl81)S(21yoio45vgxnca55gqmnaoms))/ShowArticle.aspx?ID=2728&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 EducationInvestor – Article: Majority of new apprenticeships go to over-19s The vast majority of apprenticeships are still going to those aged 19 or over, figures from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have shown. Provisional data published yesterday shows that in the six months to January 256,500 people began apprenticeship schemes. Of those, […]

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Apprenticeships: Training without student debt

http://personalmoneynetwork.com/moneyblog/2012/03/21/apprenticeships/ Apprenticeships: Training without student debt Apprentices learn a profession without accruing student loan debt. In this case, the profession is sorcery. Image: Loren Javier/Flickr/CC BY-ND Tuition prices keep going up, and if Congress doesn’t act before July, the interest rate for some federally subsidized student loans will double. The burden of student debt hinders […]

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Youth unemployment set to sink to record low – The Local – m.thelocal.de

http://m.thelocal.de/national/20120324-41539.html Looks like someone is getting it right? Youth unemployment set to sink to record low German youth unemployment figures are expected to fall to their lowest levels since the country’s reunification in the coming months, according to a Saturday news report. News magazine Focus said the latest statistics put Germany at the top of […]

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Growing your own

Before the gardeners among you get all excited about the prospect of veg tips, I’d better explain that I’m talking about managers – or senior team members or just specialists within your organisation. Every year around this time you’ll inevitably read about issues with recruiting graduates or school leavers. Usually, there are too many chasing […]

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Graduate schemes – another path to employment

Things seem pretty bleak at the moment if you are young and unemployed. One in five university graduates are yet to secure work joining the nearly one million 16 to 24-year-olds currently without a job. However one path towards employment that could prove to be attractive now more than ever is graduate schemes, where young […]

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Mixed response to Apprenticeship increases

The number of people starting Apprenticeships has more than doubled over the past year, new figures have revealed. Provisional data shows there were 442,700 apprenticeship starts between August 2010 and July 2011, compared to 279,700 in 2009 to 2010. The findings have been hailed by Business Secretary Vince Cable but greeted with scepticism by some […]

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Ian Barratt, the newly-appointed chief executive of the Institute of Career Guidance (ICG), discusses how the differing pattern of careers guidance provision in the UK is creating a postcode lottery.

  Ian Barratt, the newly-appointed chief executive of the Institute of Career Guidance (ICG), discusses how the differing pattern of careers guidance provision in the UK is creating a postcode lottery that is not helping individuals or the wider economy, in the first of a monthly column. Careers guidance provision in the UK is already […]

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