Tag Archive: apprenticeships

Pocket Watch – Implementing apprenticeships and youth training

Apprentice

To download the PDF please click here 2013/74 Introduction Three weeks after the Prime Minister’s Conference speech highlighted the importance of tackling youth unemployment, the Government has announced two further developments intended to do just that. One is the launch of a 4-year implementation plan, designed to develop and test out a series of reforms…

Pocket Watch – Funding Apprenticeships

Apprentice Student

To download the PDF please click here 2013/56 Introduction One of the bits missing when the Government set out its response earlier this year to Doug Richard’s Review of Apprenticeships was what to do about funding. The Review, it might be remembered, had called for much greater responsibility for apprenticeships to be devolved to employers…

Pocket Watch: Setting the dials for FE

Introduction It’s not often that the FE sector gets the sort of high billing in a budgetary statement that it had in the recent Autumn Statement but that, coupled with an updated investment strategy, an invitation to extend its client base to 14 year olds, a new vision for apprenticeships, let alone a new industrial…

Pocket Watch – Building up to the next big Apprenticeship Report

Apprentice Student 2

To download the report please click here Introduction In the next few weeks, Doug Richard is due to present his Report on apprenticeships. Apprenticeships remain a high profile policy area and as such subject to a string of reviews and reports but this latest one may be scrutinised more closely than most because it’s intended…

Pocket Watch – Update on Quality in Apprenticeships

Apprentices

Introduction This week John Hayes provided a further update on steps being taken to ensure quality in apprenticeship programmes. The government is clearly taking the issue seriously; at least one case of ‘short duration’ has been referred to the Special Investigation Unit and the Minister is setting up his own special panel so that any…

Policy Watch – Six Big Education Policy Challenges for 2012

Male harbour engineers working on plans, close-up

Introduction At the start of a new year, Policy Watch identifies six key policy issues that may come to dominate the UK education and training agenda in 2012 and offers a synopsis of each. The six include: The question of standards The school curriculum Youth unemployment and disengagement Apprenticeships The (adult) skills system HE In…

Pocket Watch – MPs debate Youth Unemployment

Youth-Unemployment

Introduction This week’s unemployment figures have brought further depressing news about the prospects for young people. Last week, exactly seven days before the latest figures were released, MPs held an Adjournment debate on youth unemployment. It was an interesting debate that set the policy dynamics in context. Opposition members, who had called the debate, urged…

Pocket Watch – Simplifying apprenticeship processes for employers

apprenticeships

Introduction The Government has made cutting red tape a major feature of its public service reforms. This is especially important in a high priority area like apprenticeships where employers have been calling for processes to be simplified for some time. Following a Report by a group of employers and the CBI, working as part of…

Tag Archive: apprenticeships

Pocket Watch – Implementing apprenticeships and youth training

Apprentice

To download the PDF please click here 2013/74 Introduction Three weeks after the Prime Minister’s Conference speech highlighted the importance of tackling youth unemployment, the Government has announced two further developments intended to do just that. One is the launch of a 4-year implementation plan, designed to develop and test out a series of reforms…

Pocket Watch – Funding Apprenticeships

Apprentice Student

To download the PDF please click here 2013/56 Introduction One of the bits missing when the Government set out its response earlier this year to Doug Richard’s Review of Apprenticeships was what to do about funding. The Review, it might be remembered, had called for much greater responsibility for apprenticeships to be devolved to employers…

Pocket Watch: Setting the dials for FE

Introduction It’s not often that the FE sector gets the sort of high billing in a budgetary statement that it had in the recent Autumn Statement but that, coupled with an updated investment strategy, an invitation to extend its client base to 14 year olds, a new vision for apprenticeships, let alone a new industrial…

Pocket Watch – Building up to the next big Apprenticeship Report

Apprentice Student 2

To download the report please click here Introduction In the next few weeks, Doug Richard is due to present his Report on apprenticeships. Apprenticeships remain a high profile policy area and as such subject to a string of reviews and reports but this latest one may be scrutinised more closely than most because it’s intended…

Pocket Watch – Update on Quality in Apprenticeships

Apprentices

Introduction This week John Hayes provided a further update on steps being taken to ensure quality in apprenticeship programmes. The government is clearly taking the issue seriously; at least one case of ‘short duration’ has been referred to the Special Investigation Unit and the Minister is setting up his own special panel so that any…

Policy Watch – Six Big Education Policy Challenges for 2012

Male harbour engineers working on plans, close-up

Introduction At the start of a new year, Policy Watch identifies six key policy issues that may come to dominate the UK education and training agenda in 2012 and offers a synopsis of each. The six include: The question of standards The school curriculum Youth unemployment and disengagement Apprenticeships The (adult) skills system HE In…

Pocket Watch – MPs debate Youth Unemployment

Youth-Unemployment

Introduction This week’s unemployment figures have brought further depressing news about the prospects for young people. Last week, exactly seven days before the latest figures were released, MPs held an Adjournment debate on youth unemployment. It was an interesting debate that set the policy dynamics in context. Opposition members, who had called the debate, urged…

Pocket Watch – Simplifying apprenticeship processes for employers

apprenticeships

Introduction The Government has made cutting red tape a major feature of its public service reforms. This is especially important in a high priority area like apprenticeships where employers have been calling for processes to be simplified for some time. Following a Report by a group of employers and the CBI, working as part of…

Tag Archive: apprenticeships

Pocket Watch – Implementing apprenticeships and youth training

Apprentice

To download the PDF please click here 2013/74 Introduction Three weeks after the Prime Minister’s Conference speech highlighted the importance of tackling youth unemployment, the Government has announced two further developments intended to do just that. One is the launch of a 4-year implementation plan, designed to develop and test out a series of reforms…

Pocket Watch – Funding Apprenticeships

Apprentice Student

To download the PDF please click here 2013/56 Introduction One of the bits missing when the Government set out its response earlier this year to Doug Richard’s Review of Apprenticeships was what to do about funding. The Review, it might be remembered, had called for much greater responsibility for apprenticeships to be devolved to employers…

Pocket Watch: Setting the dials for FE

Introduction It’s not often that the FE sector gets the sort of high billing in a budgetary statement that it had in the recent Autumn Statement but that, coupled with an updated investment strategy, an invitation to extend its client base to 14 year olds, a new vision for apprenticeships, let alone a new industrial…

Pocket Watch – Building up to the next big Apprenticeship Report

Apprentice Student 2

To download the report please click here Introduction In the next few weeks, Doug Richard is due to present his Report on apprenticeships. Apprenticeships remain a high profile policy area and as such subject to a string of reviews and reports but this latest one may be scrutinised more closely than most because it’s intended…

Pocket Watch – Update on Quality in Apprenticeships

Apprentices

Introduction This week John Hayes provided a further update on steps being taken to ensure quality in apprenticeship programmes. The government is clearly taking the issue seriously; at least one case of ‘short duration’ has been referred to the Special Investigation Unit and the Minister is setting up his own special panel so that any…

Policy Watch – Six Big Education Policy Challenges for 2012

Male harbour engineers working on plans, close-up

Introduction At the start of a new year, Policy Watch identifies six key policy issues that may come to dominate the UK education and training agenda in 2012 and offers a synopsis of each. The six include: The question of standards The school curriculum Youth unemployment and disengagement Apprenticeships The (adult) skills system HE In…

Pocket Watch – MPs debate Youth Unemployment

Youth-Unemployment

Introduction This week’s unemployment figures have brought further depressing news about the prospects for young people. Last week, exactly seven days before the latest figures were released, MPs held an Adjournment debate on youth unemployment. It was an interesting debate that set the policy dynamics in context. Opposition members, who had called the debate, urged…

Pocket Watch – Simplifying apprenticeship processes for employers

apprenticeships

Introduction The Government has made cutting red tape a major feature of its public service reforms. This is especially important in a high priority area like apprenticeships where employers have been calling for processes to be simplified for some time. Following a Report by a group of employers and the CBI, working as part of…