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Adults and online learning: lessons from the private tuition sector

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

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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Changes to Traineeships boost numbers

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 12:17pm

The latest provisional figures show that the number of young people on Traineeships is on course to double this year.

on 25 Jun 2015

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FE – vital part of skills solution

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 1:30pm

NIACE has responded to Professor Baroness Alison Wolf’s report, Heading for the precipice: can further and higher education funding policies be sustained?

on 24 Jun 2015

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Unit delivery must not be laid to rest

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 2:46pm

Through unit delivery, learners can be awarded credits for the achievement of parts of a qualification instead of having to complete a whole qualification.

by Rob Gray on 23 Jun 2015

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New OU figures show MPs concerned over 41% drop in part-time HE study

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 10:35am

NIACE is joining MPs and researchers from across the political spectrum at an event launching new figures from The Open University, showing that 73% of MPs are concerned by the 41% drop in the number of students in part-time Higher Education.

on 23 Jun 2015

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Quick Reads discount extended

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 2:30pm

We’ve extended our 10% discount on Quick Reads until 31 July 2015. From romance and revenge, to autobiography and wartime fiction, there’s something for everyone on offer.

on 19 Jun 2015

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Northern College taught me to believe in myself and transformed my life

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 4:06pm

Adapted from a powerful and moving speech given at Parliament by Lee Hughes, the 2015 Outstanding Individual Award Winner for Adult Learners' Week

by Lee Hughes on 18 Jun 2015

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Urgent reform of skills system a priority – survey shows

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 11:24am

NIACE launches its Summer Budget recommendations to unlock the potential of 5 million people stuck in low paid work.

on 11 Jun 2015

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College gave me hope for the future despite my caring responsibilities

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 2:48pm

Eighteen year old Craig has been a carer for his mum and dad since he was twelve, and to mark Carers Week (8 - 14 June) he has shared his experiences of learning whilst caring with us. 

by Craig (young adult carer) on 10 Jun 2015

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Three simple policy changes could better support young adult carers

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 9:55am

To mark Carers Week (8-14 June), Nicola Aylward, NIACE's Head of Learning for Young People, is calling for three simple policy changes that could make a positive impact on the lives and life chances of young adult carers.

by Nicola Aylward on 08 Jun 2015

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Further challenge for learning, employment and skills

Thu, 04/06/2015 - 3:53pm

NIACE has responded to the Chancellor’s announcement of £450m of savings in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), including the further and higher education budgets.

on 04 Jun 2015

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Our agenda for the new Secretary of State for BIS

Fri, 29/05/2015 - 10:12am

This piece was originally published in the Times Educational Supplement on Friday 22 May 2015.

by David Hughes on 29 May 2015

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Queen's Speech

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 2:48pm

NIACE has responded to Her Majesty's speech at the State Opening of Parliament. 

on 27 May 2015

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Howard Gilbert

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 11:45am

It is with sadness that I write that Howard Gilbert died recently at the age of nearly 92.  He was a distinguished adult educator, who was a thoughtful and supportive colleague to everyone he met, and a marvellous advocate for adult learning and learners.

by Helen Prew on 22 May 2015

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NIACE and NOCN strengthen partnership

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 10:56am

Following on from the news in March 2014 that NIACE and NOCN were to form a strategic partnership, NIACE is delighted to announce that it is now a charitable member of NOCN.

on 22 May 2015

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Quick Reads continue to boost literacy learning

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 11:37am

The latest evaluation of Quick Reads - conducted by NIACE with hundreds of literacy tutors - demonstrates how the books are changing attitudes towards reading, levels of confidence and engagement in learning.

on 21 May 2015

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A Citizens' Curriculum: A new agenda for Government

Wed, 20/05/2015 - 10:07am

The Citizens’ Curriculum taps into what motivates adults to learn. It helps people experience learning which is relevant and useful to their lives, their needs and their work, focusing on digital, health, financial and civic skills, while improving their English and maths.

on 20 May 2015

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New priorities for Work and Pensions Secretary

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:52am

NIACE and our strategic partner Inclusion, jointly congratulate Iain Duncan Smith on his reappointment as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. We are committed to working closely with him to help deliver his core priorities over the course of this coming parliament.

on 19 May 2015

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Capturing the moment on devolution

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 3:17pm

NIACE has identified five deliverable and fiscally neutral asks that cities, LEPs and Local Authorities should be building into their devolution plans, and that NIACE can help make a reality.

on 13 May 2015

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