English and maths GCSEs needed for student loans
February 24th 2022
Students would need English and maths GCSEs, or two A-levels at grade E, to enable them to access student loans in England under new plans.
Levelling Up White Paper
February 2nd 2022
Levelling Up White Paper: more people in high-quality skills training and higher primary school literacy and numeracy levels by 2030.
Learner progress in maths and English
May 20th 2021
This project report describes how action research has been used to generate creative solutions to issues faced by learners retaking maths and English, and by adults taking them for … Read more
Discover new approaches to teaching English
October 1st 2020
Discover ideas and inspiration for new approaches to teaching English in the post-16 sector from the Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA English) programme.
Major expansion in FE funding for adults
September 29th 2020
Adults over the age of 23 in England without a full level 3 qualification will be entitled to one for free from next April, the Government has announced.
Major changes for higher digital skills education
July 14th 2020
Measures to boost the quality and take-up of higher technical education to help plug skill gaps, including digital, have been announced.
Ofsted to review learners’ online further education experience
June 3rd 2020
Ofsted is carrying out an exploratory review of the quality of learners’ experiences of online education in further education and skills settings during the COVID-19-affected summe … Read more
Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on post-16 education
April 21st 2020
This new paper, published by NCFE and the Campaign for Learning, looks at the likely impact of the COVID-19 crisis on post-16 education, the economy and labour market, and outlines … Read more
Call for ESOL exams to be replaced by teacher assessment this year
April 17th 2020
The National Association for Teaching English and Community Languages to Adults (NATECLA) is calling for ESOL exams to be replaced by teacher assessment this year, and for learners … Read more
Ofsted proposing to withhold inspection reports until complaints are resolved
March 3rd 2020
Ofsted are consulting on proposals for revisions to post-inspection arrangements, including how complaints are handled about their work. The proposals, if agreed, will enable any q … Read more