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Crucial role for PSD in meeting skills challenges

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

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

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

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

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 9:09am

NIACE and the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (CESI) have announced today 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

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

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

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

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

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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