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Supporting care leavers to achieve in further education

Adult Education News - Fri, 28/08/2015 - 1:52pm

To support better outcomes for care leavers, 40% of whom are not in education, employment or training compared to just 15% of their peers, NIACE has published a guide for further education colleges and other learning providers.

on 28 Aug 2015

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Reforming ESA to help disabled people into work

Adult Education News - Mon, 24/08/2015 - 4:15pm

NIACE and Inclusion proposals to reform Employment and Support Allowance can help the Government reduce the disability employment gap.

on 24 Aug 2015

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What can the apprenticeship levy do for apprentices?

Adult Education News - Fri, 21/08/2015 - 3:22pm

David Hughes puts Apprenticeship quality central to funding debate.

by David Hughes on 21 Aug 2015

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The role of parents and carers in better GCSEs

Adult Education News - Thu, 20/08/2015 - 3:18pm

On GCSE results day, Susannah Chambers, argues that the Pupil Premium could be used to introduce family learning programmes in all schools, transforming the prospects of adults and children across the country.

by Susannah Chambers on 20 Aug 2015

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Could a National Standard for PSD address concerns about employability skills?

Adult Education News - Thu, 20/08/2015 - 9:25am

NIACE's Head of Pre-employment Skills argues that national standard and more effective identification of PSD needs could transform the work and life outcomes for huge numbers of learners.

by Rob Gray on 20 Aug 2015

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Young People need support, not just sanctions, to find work

Adult Education News - Mon, 17/08/2015 - 6:28pm

The Government’s proposals for ‘boot camps’ for young unemployed people could be critical in helping them into sustainable careers.

on 17 Aug 2015

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Just £100 could lead to better working lives for over 45s

Adult Education News - Mon, 17/08/2015 - 5:10pm

A career review costing just £100 could help people over 45 become confident enough to find a job, change career or take up learning.

on 17 Aug 2015

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Learning can help people respond positively to the challenges of ageing

Adult Education News - Wed, 05/08/2015 - 4:17pm

NIACE Research Associate, Professor Stephen McNair, writes about our latest policy paper exploring the positive effects of learning on older people's lives and how it can help tackle the challenges of ageing.

by Professor Stephen McNair on 05 Aug 2015

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NIACE appoints new Head of Employment and Skills

Adult Education News - Mon, 03/08/2015 - 2:03pm

Toni Pearce, outgoing President of the National Union of Students, joins NIACE today as its new Head of Employment and Skills.

on 03 Aug 2015

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Crucial role for PSD in meeting skills challenges

Adult Education News - Thu, 23/07/2015 - 10:05am

In a new report published today, NIACE recommends a new National Standard for Personal and Social Development (PSD) learning to help meet significant skills shortages in the workforce and give people the confidence to progress in work and in life. 

on 23 Jul 2015

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Further cuts will reduce chances to learn

Adult Education News - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 5:40pm

Further cuts to the Adult Skills and ESOL Budgets announced today will greatly reduce adults' chances to learn.

on 20 Jul 2015

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Post-16 education and training institutions review

Adult Education News - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 12:26pm

NIACE Chief Executive, David Hughes, responds to the Post-16 'area based' reviews published today. 

on 20 Jul 2015

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Brian Groombridge was an extraordinary and imaginative adult educator

Adult Education News - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 5:06pm

Following the sad passing of Brian Groombridge, former NIACE Chief Executive, Alan Tuckett, remembers him as an extraordinary adult educator, colleague and mentor.   

by Alan Tuckett on 17 Jul 2015

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NIACE and CESI to merge

Adult Education News - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 9:09am

NIACE and the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (CESI) have announced their intention to become one organisation. Over the coming months, we want to talk to you and find out what you would like our new organisation to be, and to deliver.

on 14 Jul 2015

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Latest Skills Survey echoes NIACE concerns

Adult Education News - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 10:11am

David Hughes responds to the Inspiring Growth CBI/Pearson Education and Skills survey. 

on 13 Jul 2015

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NEETs are not just young people - NIACE CEO responds to Productivity Plan

Adult Education News - Fri, 10/07/2015 - 1:24pm

The Government's Productivity Plan places too narrow a focus on young people and qualifications.

on 10 Jul 2015

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NIACE Summer Budget response

Adult Education News - Wed, 08/07/2015 - 3:14pm

NIACE responds to Summer Budget announcements on learning, skills and employment. The Chancellor outlined new ways to fund Apprenticeships and more devolution.

on 08 Jul 2015

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'What Employers Want' from young people

Adult Education News - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 2:33pm

NIACE has worked with young people and employers to develop a new website 'What Employers Want'. Launched today, 'What Employers Want' covers practical topics for young people on how to complete application forms, prepare for job interviews and how to progress in careers.

on 06 Jul 2015

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Adults and online learning: lessons from the private tuition sector

Adult Education News - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 1:04pm

A guest blog from Henry Fagg, Director at The Tutor Pages, exploring a new survey into online tuition and how the findings relate to adult participation.

by Henry Fagg on 30 Jun 2015

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FE sector takes petition to No. 10

Adult Education News - Fri, 26/06/2015 - 11:39am

A petition, signed by over 42,000 people, expressing concerns about the cuts to the FE Budget has been handed in to Number 10 Downing Street today.

on 26 Jun 2015

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