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Where are the 3 million apprenticeships going to come from?

Fri, 27/11/2015 - 12:00am

Toni Pearce makes the case for further devolution to help the government reach the 3 million apprenticeship target. 

by Toni Pearce on 27 Nov 2015

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Spending Review - overview for FE and adult learning

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 6:34pm

What did the 2015 Spending Review and Autumn Statement have in store for FE, adult learning and employment support?

by Shane Chowen on 26 Nov 2015

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Unlocking local talent through the Citizens’ Curriculum

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 12:00am

Alex Stevenson explains how devolution has the potential to develop better adult learning opportunities that genuinely meet the needs of local residents, local communities and the local economy.

by Alex Stevenson on 26 Nov 2015

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NIACE response to 2015 Spending Review

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 4:23pm

David Hughes, NIACE Chief Executive, responds to the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015. 

on 25 Nov 2015

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Responsive delivery of local skills could drive sustained growth

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 12:00am

Andrew Carter, Deputy Chief Executive of Centre for Cities, explains why skills funding matters to local economic growth. 

by Andrew Carter on 25 Nov 2015

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In support of post punk politics

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 10:22am

With devolution expected to be a big theme emanating from this week's Spending Review, Steve Muligan makes the case for Cities and Local Areas to be given a formal role in overseeing learning, skills and employment services.

by Steve Mulligan on 24 Nov 2015

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Looking ahead - spending review 2015: outcomes for learning, skills and employment?

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 5:04pm

This Wednesday's Spending Review will set the framework for policy and debate for the next five years. We know it will include further cuts in public funding and that, with schools, health, defence and overseas aid protected, this means big cuts in learning, skills and employment. With that in mind, here are five things to look out in the Chancellor's speech and its aftermath:

1. Cutting the cost of Government

by Stephen Evans on 20 Nov 2015

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MCA’s Community College responds to local learning needs

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 12:16pm

Sarah Wait, Community Lead Professional at Manchester Communication Academy, outlines how the Community College addressed the learning needs of over 1,600 local adults with provision continuing to grow.

by Sarah Wait on 19 Nov 2015

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Youth Employment Convention 2015

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 10:09am

Inclusion and NIACE will be hosting the annual Youth Employment Convention on 24 November, putting full youth employment and its necessity for UK growth centre stage.

on 19 Nov 2015

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1.3 million adults lost from further education

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 3:33pm

NIACE responds to further education participation statistics, which shows 1.3 million fewer adults in learning than in 2010.

on 18 Nov 2015

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Where are we all going?

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 5:14pm

As we approach the AoC’s annual conference in Birmingham the following question is uppermost in people’s minds, “Where are we all going?”. Graham Hasting-Evans MD at national awarding body NOCN reflects on what faces us all.

by Graham Hasting-Evans on 17 Nov 2015

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Women should have money on their minds when it comes to the gender pay gap

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 12:04pm

In our last of a series of blogs to mark this week's Equal Pay Day, Megan Dunn, National President of the NUS, argues that talking about money publicly is the only way to close the gender pay gap. 

by Megan Dunn on 13 Nov 2015

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The future of Community Learning

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 10:08am

Ahead of the Spending Review, NIACE's CEO, David Hughes, and Head of Family & Intergenerational Learning, Susannah Chambers, discuss the future of Community Learning.

by Susannah Chambers on 13 Nov 2015

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Addressing the needs of entire families can close the gender pay gap

Tue, 10/11/2015 - 4:16pm

The National Federation of Women's Institutes Vice-Chair, Marylyn Haines-Evans, argues that the needs of entire families need to be addressed to close the gender gap once and for all. 


by Marylyn Haines-Evans on 10 Nov 2015

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Know the facts to close the gap

Mon, 09/11/2015 - 6:00pm

Guest blog from the Fawcett Society, the UK's leading charity campaigning on gender equality, on actions to take to help close the gender pay gap.

by Jemima Olchawski and Anthony Breach on 09 Nov 2015

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What do Apprenticeships tell us about the gender pay gap?

Mon, 09/11/2015 - 9:33am

Emma Mckay, Senior Policy Officer at the Young Women's Trust unpicks what Apprenticeships tell us about the gender pay gap. 


by Emma Mckay on 09 Nov 2015

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My Apprenticeship was my game changer

Fri, 06/11/2015 - 3:35pm

Connor Stevenson, 24, is currently completing a Level 3 Apprenticeship at Bolton College and working as an Apprentice Youth Worker for Raise the Youth Foundation in Bolton.

by Connor Stevenson on 06 Nov 2015

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Women are losing out when it comes to workplace training

Fri, 06/11/2015 - 10:55am

In a survey to mark Equal Pay Day today, NIACE and the UKCES have launched research revealing some shocking findings about the differences between the training supplied to men and women within the workplace. 

on 06 Nov 2015

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Community learning boosts mental health

Fri, 06/11/2015 - 10:34am

Alison Lyon, Northamptonshire County Council Adult Learning Service Manager, shares insight on a county-wide community learning scheme to boost mental health.

by Alison Lyon on 06 Nov 2015

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English, maths and ESOL for 21st Century Citizens

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 3:55pm

Following our annual English, maths and ESOL conference, Alex Stevenson explores whether we need a broader definition of 'Skills for Life' to reflect today's society. 

by Alex Stevenson on 04 Nov 2015

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