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30-Mar-2007

More Choice for students more skills for UK plc

145 pioneering partnerships to offer thousands of places on brand new Diplomas- Education and Skills Secretary Alan Johnson and Schools Minister Jim Knight today announced that up to 40,000 places on the first ever Diplomas will be available for young people from September 2008. Courses in five...


28-Mar-2007

More learners on priority courses

More learners than ever in Further Education are participating in longer, high priority courses, including literacy and numeracy, full Level 2 and Level 3, official statistics revealed. The increases are in line with the Government's funding priorities to drive up the nation's productivity and...


20-Mar-2007

Skills improvement benefits employers and unions

When unions and employers work in partnership to improve workers' skills, both reap benefits: unions gain new members and activists, and employers improve staff retention rates and have better industrial relations, two new academic reports have revealed. The research reports, authored by...


09-Mar-2007

English language training

The TUC has welcomed Bill Rammell's positive reaction to concerns raised by the TUC, unions and campaign groups about proposed changes to funding for courses in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Commenting on a speech made today by Bill Rammell, Minister for Higher Education and...


01-Mar-2007

More young people achieving key qualification level -

Level 2 attainment at 19 rises by 5.1 percentage points A large increase in the number and proportion of young people achieving level 2 qualifications - five GCSEs grades A*-C or the vocational equivalent - has been announced today. In 2004, 66.3 per cent of 19 year olds had reached Level 2,...