Further Education http://www.govtoday.co.uk/ Sun, 13 Jan 2013 06:50:04 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) en-gb Bold new programme to get young people ready for work http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education-news/51-further-education/14394-bold-new-programme-to-get-young-people-ready-for-work Skills Minister Matthew Hancock today (Thursday) set out plans for a new programme to equip young people with the skills they need to compete for Apprenticeships and other jobs.

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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:54:19 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education-news/51-further-education/14394-bold-new-programme-to-get-young-people-ready-for-work
Civil Service open to Britain’s best school-leavers http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education-news/51-further-education/14341-civil-service-open-to-britain-s-best-school-leavers The Civil Service Reform programme will introduce a new Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme giving the most talented school-leavers the opportunity to work at the heart of government, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, and the Head of the Civil Service, Sir Bob Kerslake, announced today

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Home-educated students deserve fair access to exams, say MPs http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education-news/51-further-education/14244-home-educated-students-deserve-fair-access-to-exams-say-mps It is "not reasonable" that some home-educated young people have poor access to public examinations, warns the House of Commons Education Committee today in a report calling on the Government to ensure fair access and to meet the associated costs

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Ofqual's statement on summer 2012 EAR statistics http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education-news/51-further-education/13970-ofqual-s-statement-on-summer-2012-ear-statistics An Ofqual spokesperson said: "These figures show a significant increase in the number of Enquiries About Results (EARs) for GCSEs and A levels, and in the proportion of grades being changed as a result, although this is increasing at a slower rate.

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Review of Qualifications for 14 to 19-year-olds published http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education-news/51-further-education/13950-review-of-qualifications-for-14-to-19-year-olds-published-in-wales Deputy Minister for Skills Jeff Cuthbert has today received the final report of the Review of Qualifications for 14 to 19-year-olds.

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Richard review into future of apprenticeships published http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education-news/51-further-education/13937-richard-review-into-future-of-apprenticeships-published An independent review of apprenticeships published today calls on the Government to improve their quality and make them more focused on the needs of employers. The Government warmly welcomes the report

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Colleges celebrate their success in the TES FE Awards 2012 http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education-news/51-further-education/13804-colleges-celebrate-their-success-in-the-tes-fe-awards-2012 Martin Doel, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: "We take a great deal of pride in the work undertaken by our member Colleges and it is gratifying to see their achievements recognised in the TES FE Awards 2012.

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Ofqual announces changes to A levels http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education-news/51-further-education/13646-ofqual-announces-changes-to-a-levels Ofqual has today announced that from next year students in England will no longer be able to sit A level exams in January, after the proposal received strong support following a three month consultation into A level reform.

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AoC comments on BIS select committee announcement http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education-news/51-further-education/13580-aoc-comments-on-bis-select-committee-announcement Association Of Colleges skills policy manager, Teresa Firth, said: "Colleges recognise the crucial importance of apprenticeships in the further development of the skills of the country's workforce.

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Poor design of GCSE English exam led to grade variations http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education-news/51-further-education/13505-poor-design-of-gcse-english-exam-led-to-grade-variations The complexity and poor design of GCSE English exams, along with too much emphasis on school-based controlled assessment, led to some schools in England experiencing grade variations this summer, the exams regulator Ofqual has concluded.

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