Further Education

BASC’s scholarship programme opens for 2022 applications

Applications for BASC’s legacy funded scholarship programme aimed at supporting further education opportunities in conservation, land management and gamekeeping have opened for the 2022 intake. The scholarship is directed at assisting students wanting to progress their education in the land management sector. Scholarships this year are in memory of Mr Herbert Heywood, who kindly left… Read more »

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Rural mental health inquiry must account for gamekeepers and shooting, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has raised the importance of recognising the challenges faced by gamekeepers and the physical and mental health benefits of shooting within the Environment Food Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee’s mental health inquiry. The wide-ranging inquiry launched in November 2021 will set out recommendations about how the government can… Read more »

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Johnson: Raise school leaving age to 18

The education secretary today outlined proposals to require all young people to remain in education until their 18th birthday. Mr Johnson argued there is a “compelling” economic imperative to raise the school leaving age, in what would be the most radical change since 1972. A shortage of low skilled jobs and the demands of global… Read more »

Johnson: Pushing for education until 18
Johnson: Education until 18 ends ‘spiral of despair’

Raising the school leaving age to 18 would tackle social problems and improve skills, the education secretary Alan Johnson said today. Outlining proposals for extending compulsory education until 18 years old, Mr Johnson claimed there is wide-spread support for such proposals. Research by the Department for Education and Skills found nine in ten people are… Read more »