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Funding: All Change
Raymond Clarke, Chief Executive of IQ, takes a look at the upcoming changes to funding rules and considers their wider impact. by Thomas Roberts last modified Jun 03, 2013 10:41 AM — Filed under: ,
What shall we do about vocational education?
Tony Breslin (a director of IQ), comments on the recent Michael Gove announcement of the downgrade of over 3,000 vocational qualifications. by Philip Kilner last modified Apr 27, 2012 03:21 PM — Filed under: ,
Apprenticeships and Vocational Education programmes: destinations of choice for middle class learners?
IQ Chairman Dr Tony Breslin takes a look at the perception of apprenticeships and vocational education amongst the public. by Stephanie Loke last modified Mar 18, 2013 09:29 AM — Filed under: ,
Examinations: let's take this as a wake-up call rather than an excuse to indulge in 'moral panic'
IQ Director, Tony Breslin, comments on awarding bodies and examination standards in the Breslin Public Policy blog in response to the Telegraph's expose. by Philip Kilner last modified Apr 27, 2012 03:19 PM — Filed under:
Apprenticeships and Vocational Education Programmes: Destinations of Choice for Middle Class Learners?
IQ Chairman Dr Tony Breslin takes a look at the perception of apprenticeships and vocational education amongst the public in a post which originally appeared ... by Thomas Roberts last modified Mar 18, 2013 11:25 AM — Filed under: ,
Cable Moves to Increase Apprenticeship Numbers
Industry and manufacturing are getting a skills boost as a result of the appointment of two government apprenticeship ambassadors, according to Business ... by Thomas Roberts last modified Mar 18, 2013 09:25 AM — Filed under: ,
Examination Officers’ Association and Industry Qualifications announce partnership
Industry Qualifications, the first pan-sector mutual awarding organisation in the UK, has today announced a partnership with the Examination Officers’ ... by Stephanie Loke last modified Sep 26, 2012 03:27 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Gove Backs Down Over GCSE Replacement
In a surprise speech to the commons today, Education Secretary Michael Gove announced he has abandoned plans to replace GCSEs with a new English Baccalaureate ... by Thomas Roberts last modified Feb 11, 2013 04:30 PM — Filed under:
Government Announces Response to Richard Review
Apprenticeships are to be reformed in order to increase their value for young people and boost employer engagement. by Thomas Roberts last modified Mar 15, 2013 12:49 PM — Filed under: ,
Government Review of Apprenticeships Concludes
The Richard Review of Apprenticeships, recently carried out by Doug Richard (the former Dragon’s Den star), has called for a number of proposals to be taken ... by Thomas Roberts last modified Nov 28, 2012 11:31 AM — Filed under:
Innovation Code Fund launched to support skill needs
The Innovation Code (the Code) is now live and available for providers to use. The Code is one of the commitments featured in “New Challenges, New Chances” and ... by Stephanie Loke last modified Jul 27, 2012 03:41 PM — Filed under: ,
IQ Chief Executive Welcomes Debate on the Role of Awarding Organisations in Secondary Education
Industry Qualifications Chief Executive Raymond Clarke has welcomed the debate about the future role of awarding organisations in the secondary education ... by Stephanie Loke last modified Jul 04, 2012 11:53 PM — Filed under: , ,
Ofqual Launches Further Research After Report Highlights Possible Conflict of Interest for Awarding Bodies that Publish Training Materials.
The exams regulator today announced that it will investigate the matter further after it ‘did find evidence supporting concerns about the quality of learning’. by Thomas Roberts last modified Nov 20, 2012 04:03 PM — Filed under: , ,
Time for a “great debate”, not just a grade debate?
The seasonal moral panic over examination grades is upon us again but we need to get beyond a concern about grades if we are to develop the education system ... by Stephanie Loke last modified Sep 18, 2012 02:21 PM — Filed under: ,
Tougher Rules on Apprenticeships
Skills Minister announces plans to improve the quality and standards of Apprenticeships, including the introduction of a minimum 12-month rule. by Stephanie Loke last modified Apr 03, 2012 10:28 PM — Filed under: , ,
Under-valued British Training Network Could Provide Key Solution to Skills Gaps, Inquiry Concludes
An under-valued network of employer-led training organisations established almost 50 years ago could help to remedy the serious skills gaps and shortages that ... by Thomas Roberts last modified Sep 27, 2012 07:49 PM — Filed under:
Government Launches New ‘Tech Levels’
The Government has today announced a new range of technical and vocational qualifications that are designed to hold the same status as A-Levels within school ... by Thomas Roberts last modified Jul 04, 2013 10:33 AM — Filed under:
Call for New Minimum Training Standards for Healthcare Workers
An independent review set up in response to the Stafford Hospital scandal has called for the introduction of new minimum training standards for Healthcare ... by Thomas Roberts last modified Jul 10, 2013 01:05 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Government Launches New Consultation on Apprenticeship Funding
The Government has published a consultation document regarding proposed changes to apprenticeship funding. by Thomas Roberts last modified Jul 24, 2013 02:27 PM — Filed under: , ,