Against a background of falling employer investment in education and training the Government has supported the growth of independent training providers (ITPs) in the hope that this will drive up employer engagement in formal vocational education and training (VET) schemes. The case for doing so is, on the face of it, persuasive but when account […]
Ewart Keep has published a policy report for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on the concept of employer ownership of the skills agenda and how this is progressing. The report is entitled Unlocking workplace skills: What is the role of employers?, and it focuses on three aspects of the employer ownership agenda: […]
The AoC/SKOPE project on localism in Further Education has produced its first Research Paper. Its title is: FE and Localism in the Context of Wider Debates Concerning Devolution. The paper aims to frame localism and devolution as it pertains to FE within the broader policy context being set by debates and policies on localism, and […]
SKOPE, working in partnership with the Association of Colleges, is about to start a major new research project on the future of the FE system: Leadership in a world of change: Understandings of, and leadership strategies to deal with, emerging models of ‘localism’. FE is currently facing a ‘perfect storm’, in terms of both reductions […]
Preparing English Young People for Work and Life. An International Perspective Leading Canadian education expert Dr Paul Cappon has produced a report identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the English school system’s ability to prepare young people for work and life. The report stems from his time during 2014-2015 as a policy fellow at the […]
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