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A scheme to provide free functional skills courses online is being launched by The Open University in partnership with three FE colleges.
A Nuffield Foundation funded project from Mathematics in Education and Industry will investigate the feasibility of a new mathematics GCSE curriculum for post-16 resit students.
This free Toolkit is a practical resource designed to enable those working in Advanced Practitioner roles to further their understanding and development and to drive quality improvements in teaching, learning and assessment across their organisation.
We take a look at current intiatives that aim to enable prisoners to develop coding skills, build their confidence and increase their chances of employment on release.
A commission has been launched to consider the challenges England faces in educating people throughout their lives, 100 years on from the publication of a landmark report which concluded that lifelong learning opportunities are key to the country's future.
The Department for Education has announced an assessment for a specific learning difficulty (which includes dyslexia) undertaken at any age will allow people with dyslexia to apply for support right through to higher education, ending the need for post-16 assessments from February 2019 for those applying for DSA.
In this year's report, Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman highlights concerns around the effectiveness of the government's policy to require learners who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or mathematics to continue studying for a qualification.
The Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills has outlined the government's expectation that guided learning hours for reformed Functional Skills qualifications should be set at 55.
This research, commissioned by the DfE and carried out by CooperGibson Research, aimed to identify the strategies or incentives which may most effectively drive recruitment and retention of FE teachers. A key finding was that although financial incentives may help drive recruitment, high-quality mentoring and support are key to retention.
This report, researched and written by NOCN in partnership with the Learning & Work Institute, recommends an inclusive National Skills Strategy to increase productivity, improve literacy, numeracy and digital skills levels and help achieve greater social mobility.
The Mindful Toolkit, which includes information cards and task cards, was designed to be used with prisoners with a range of SEND needs, and has a focus on mental well-being.
What's the Education Endowment Foundation doing in the post-16 sector to improve outcomes for disadvantaged students? That's the question programme manager Kathryn Davies tackles here.
A new report entitled A Society of Readers, from leading think tank Demos and commissioned by national charity The Reading Agency, finds a significant body of evidence to show that reading can help to combat the growing issue of loneliness, as well as acting as a tool to protect future generations from the loneliness epidemic.
The Education and Training Foundation has launched the Digital Teaching Professional Framework designed to help the Further Education and Training workforce to become confident and effective users of technology in teaching and learning.
The Association of Colleges has published observations and a detailed summary of the announcements in this year's Budget that are relevant to the education and skills sector, concludes that it's hoping for positive news from the forthcoming Spending Review.
The Evaluation of Family Learning in Prisons toolkit has been developed to empower providers, practitioners and prison staff to demonstrate the impact of family learning programmes on offenders and their families, and to continuously monitor and make improvements to their programmes.
The Education and Training Foundation's new educational technology competency framework aims to develop a common understanding of digital skills in the FE sector and promote a set of professional standards for using technology to support learning. The framework will be piloted from mid October.
The Government has named the 21 colleges selected to be Maths Centres of Excellence. The programme will provide grant funding to build teaching capacity and spread best practice on what works to improve basic maths for learners over the age of 16 with low prior attainment.
This research and project report outlines how behavioural interventions can improve participation in and completion of maths and English courses. A legacy of the projects is a set of scalable and effective interventions that colleges and other training providers can implement with minimal additional resources.
Five categories of essential digital skills for life and work: see the newly published Essential Digital Skills framework, which will form the basis for revised digital skills qualifications, including Functional Skills ICT.
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