Archive: Further Education

Student demonstrators have vigorously opposed the scrapping of EMA

Financial experts tear up govt education cut argument

The government's arguments for scrapping the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) have been flatly contradicted by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Opinion Former Articles

  • NASUWT: Government's response to 16-19 report inadequate

    Commenting on the publication of the Government’s response to the Education Select Committee’s Fourth Report on ‘Participation by 16 – 19 year olds in education and training’, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, said:

  • Voice launches first video - with's VoiceOver

    Voice: the union for education professionals – which represents teachers, lecturers, education support staff, head teachers, nursery staff, nannies, and student teachers and childcarers across the UK – has launched its first full-length online video.

  • NUT: Youth Unemployment Figures

    Commenting on the latest jobless figures and the news that youth unemployment has crossed the one million mark, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said:

  • CIOB commissions UK NARIC benchmarking study

    The Chartered Institute of Building's MCIOB qualification has been benchmarked as comparable to a bachelor's degree level under the English Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF).

  • Mandelson announced the scheme today, on the same day as new unemployment figures were published

    Mandy unveils 35,000 new apprenticeships

    Peter Mandelson announced 35,000 new apprenticeships today as he shifted the focus from adult education to practical skills-based training


    Feature: Gizza skill

    There are increasing concerns the government's policies are undermining the ability of those who have lost their jobs to find new skills.

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