Vocational education

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Tory youth training policy is a right royal mess | Phillip Inman
King Charles and the Prince’s Trust arguably did a better job of improving the skills of the under-30s in the last decade than the government

Phillip Inman

06, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Shortage of UK foresters prompts government to offer free courses
Ministers hope training in range of forestry skills will help to meet tree-planting and other climate goals

Helena Horton Environment reporter

07, Feb, 2023 @1:17 PM

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Former education ministers attack plan to reduce vocational qualifications
Coalition fears DfE may break pledges that only small percentage of qualifications will be replaced by T-levels

Richard Adams Education editor

29, Jan, 2023 @12:29 PM

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Surge in GCSE and A-level candidates penalised for ‘malpractice’ in England
Possession of mobile phones and smartwatches the biggest single cause for sanctions

Richard Adams Education editor

15, Dec, 2022 @2:43 PM

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Encourage young black people into skilled trades for a fairer society | Letter
Letter: There is an absence of diversity across practical and technical roles, says Tim Walker


01, Nov, 2022 @5:21 PM

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King Charles criticises lack of vocational education while on The Repair Shop
Outspoken comments about schools policy were made before he became king in one-off episode of BBC show

Sally Weale Education correspondent

25, Oct, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Adult education and apprenticeships budget will be 25% down since 2010
IFS says cuts and inflation far outweigh £900m promised new spending, undermining levelling up ambitions

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Euan Blair’s start-up for apprenticeships reaches £1.4bn value
New funding puts Multiverse, which matches firms with people looking to skill up, in ‘unicorn’ territory

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

08, Jun, 2022 @8:26 PM

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The UK government’s skills bill is a disaster for young people | David Blunkett and Kenneth Baker
Ministers are trying to sneak through a cull of post-16 qualifications. In the Lords we are taking a stand against this, say former ministers David Blunkett and Kenneth Baker

David Blunkett and Kenneth Baker

13, Oct, 2021 @2:35 PM

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Leeds mother pleads for help with autistic daughter’s ballet school fees
Constance Bailey, from the deprived Seacroft estate, has a place at The Hammond School in Chester but cannot afford the costs

Helen Pidd North of England editor

23, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Kenneth Baker: plan to scrap BTecs is an act of vandalism
Former Tory education secretary criticises ‘streamlining’ of vocational and technical qualifications in England

Richard Adams Education editor

29, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Alan Dean obituary
Other lives: Founder of the Burning2Learn mentoring programme for young people

Michael Smith

05, Jul, 2021 @4:23 PM

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