Policy Category

NGA Center for Best Practices – WORKFORCE UPDATE – March 18

NGA Center for Best Practices – WORKFORCE UPDATE – March 18 — Read on mailchi.mp/51fae205c14f/nga-center-for-best-practices-workforce-update-march-18

Read More

Jobcentres are no longer fit for purpose and are letting young people down | David Lammy

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/23/jobcentres-dont-work-employment-letting-young-people-down?CMP=twt_gu It is hard to speak the truth about valued national institutions. But when they are not fit for purpose, we must speak out. Reports on Monday suggested the government is considering a radical overhaul of the Jobcentre Plus system that is so badly failing to help the unemployed find work. The news doesn’t come […]

Read More

Skills system in London is ‘broken’ and failing to prepare people for work

http://news.tes.co.uk/further-education/b/news/2014/07/17/london-39-s-skills-system-is-39-broken-39-mps-told.aspx?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite London’s skills system is “broken” and needs a radical overhaul if future generations are to meet the needs of the city’s businesses, a group of MPs has been told. London Councils, which represents all 32 London boroughs and the City of London, wants changes to the way the capital’s FE colleges and training providers […]

Read More

Ofqual to increase focus on vocational qualifications

http://news.tes.co.uk/further-education/b/news/2014/07/08/ofqual-to-increase-focus-on-vocational-qualifications.aspx Ofqual is set to increase its focus on vocational qualifications, it was revealed today. Jeremy Benson, director of policy at the regulator, told a summit in London that it would shift its focus away from academic qualifications. “We know Ofqual has a role to play in improving the quality of vocational education,” he said. […]

Read More

Research and analysis UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2013 Scotland

Detailed findings from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills’ (UKCES) Employer Skills Survey 2013 relating specifically to Scotland. download from link below https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ukces-employer-skills-survey-2013-scotland

Read More

30,000 adolescents disengaged despite raised participation age, figures show

By Laura McCardle, Thursday 26 June 2014 Almost 30,000 16-year-olds were not in education or training at the end of 2013 despite the government raising the participation age to 17, official figures reveal. Government legislation requires school leavers to continue in education or training until they turn 18. Image: Vicky Matthers Government data shows that […]

Read More

Research and analysis Youth employment in an international context

Latest youth report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), examining youth employment in an international context. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/youth-employment-in-an-international-context

Read More

Traineeship funding consultation emphasises outcomes for young people – Press releases – GOV.UK

Traineeships are currently funded using the same arrangements as further education rather than a bespoke approach. The consultation proposes funding training providers on the basis of trainees’ progression to apprenticeships, jobs or further learning. Changes would be intended to encourage better results for young people and achieve a more consistent experience for 16 to 24 […]

Read More

Guidance Early years trainees: apprenticeship bursary scheme

Find out how apprentices can apply for a bursary if they are training for an early years qualification. https://www.gov.uk/early-years-trainees-apprenticeship-bursary-scheme

Read More