Education and Learning

Correspondence: ESFA e-bulletin: 16 November 2017 (issue 196) Items for schools, colleges, local authorities and other post-16 providers
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update to the 16 to 19 education: funding allocations page
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November school workforce census
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schools funding videos for local authorities
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traineeships: free workshops for training providers
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News story: Apprenticeships from across industry showcased at The Skills Show 2017
The National Apprenticeship Service will be present over the 3 day event, talking to thousands of people about the benefits of apprenticeships and the many opportunities available.
The National Apprenticeship Service will have stands in Hall 6 and Hall 17, ...
Open consultation: Eligibility for free school meals and the early years pupil premium under Universal Credit This consultation document explains:
the general principles applied in considering changes to the criteria for free school meals and the early years pupil premium under Universal Credit - our intention is that these entitlements reach the most disadvantaged households, in ...
News story: Consultation on disadvantaged entitlements under Universal Credit The Department for Education is asking for views on how the government can continue to support children most in need, in a consultation launched today (16 November).
The consultation will review eligibility for children currently receiving additional support from the ...
Research and analysis: Apprenticeships evaluation 2017: employers survey The evaluation covers:
employers’ experiences of offering apprenticeships
who they took on and to what types of apprenticeship
their motivations for offering apprenticeships
the results and satisfaction of employers
The results of the learners survey are also available.
Research and analysis: Apprenticeships evaluation 2017: learners survey The survey looks at:
motivations for doing an apprenticeship
experience of the training received
satisfaction with the apprenticeship
the effects on careers
The results of the employer survey are also available.
Speech: Nick Gibb: school business professionals play a vital role It is a pleasure to be back again at the National Association of School Business Management National Conference. Can I just start by wishing CEO Stephen Morales a speedy and full recovery from his accident at the weekend. As I ...
Why these multilingual school kids want to learn more languages
More than half the students at Reay Primary School in South London speak two languages. To coincide with the release of the 2017 Languages for the Future report, we asked them for their thoughts on language learning.
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Guidance: Apprenticeship standard: advanced clinical practitioner This document is relevant to:
employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available
The approved standard outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need ...
Press release: Institute Chief Executive announcement The Institute for Apprenticeships (the Institute) has today announced that Sir Gerry Berragan has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Institute and will take up the post from 27 November.
The Institute for Apprenticeships (the Institute) has ...
Guidance: Apprenticeship standard: registered veterinary nurse This document is relevant to:
employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available
The approved standard outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need ...
Financial health of the higher education sector: managing financial pressures and uncertainty HEFCE has published its latest report into the financial health of the higher education sector, based on forecast information from higher education institutions.
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: My part in the battle for Open (universities)
Last week I was at the ICDE conference in Toronto. Here I attended a meeting of the OERu, and gave papers on our OOFAT work, and reclaiming open history, as well as running a workshop for the GO-GN/Global Doctorate network. ...
Universities and colleges receive £1.8 million to tackle hate crime and online harassment Over 40 universities and colleges in England have been awarded funding totalling £1.8 million from HEFCE to improve responses to hate crime and online harassment on campus.
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: Cellini’s blood of digital scholarship
I was invited to Florence last week to give a keynote on Digital Scholarship. After the talk I had a walk around that beautiful city, and saw Cellini’s Perseus in the Plazza della Signoria. Looking at the statue with digital ...
University knowledge exchange at the heart of the Industrial Strategy HEFCE has welcomed the Universities Minister Jo Johnson’s praise for the success of Higher Education Innovation Funding and the important contribution it will make to delivering the Government’s Industrial Strategy across the country.
Welcome to The Open University in Scotland
Learn about our students in Scotland and how studying with The Open University has helped them to retrain, upskill and take their careers to another level.
Detailed guide: Pre-16 schools funding: guidance for 2018 to 2019
Updated: We've updated the disapplication proforma, following publication of the early years operational guide for 2018 to 2019.Overview
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) provides pre-16 funding for schools to local authorities via the dedicated schools grant (DSG). This ...
Detailed guide: Section 96 - Qualifications
Updated: S96 qualification spreadsheets for November have been updatedIntroduction
We are currently upgrading the section 96 website. In the interim, the section 96 website content will be available to access here on GOV.UK including links to approved and archived section ...
How young people abroad view the UK before and after Brexit
We asked polling firm Ipsos MORI to carry out two surveys to find out what young people from the G20 nations thought of the UK before and after its vote to leave the European Union.
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How much is your country opening up its universities to the world?
Being an international university means a lot more than attracting foreign students, and some countries have particularly conducive conditions for an international higher education system.
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Our latest report, 'The shape of global higher ...
How much is your country opening up its universities to the world?
Being an international university means a lot more than attracting foreign students, and some countries have particularly conducive conditions for an international higher education system.
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Our latest report, 'The shape of global higher ...
Are cities becoming more powerful than nations?
As cities grow in economic power and international connections, will they clash more with national governments? Can they afford to ignore their governments? And how should national governments respond to cities' economic ascent?
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Guidance: Early years national funding formula: funding rates and guidance Updated: We have added funding rates for the 2018 to 2019 financial year, a step-by-step guide and technical note to explain how funding rates have been calculated, and operational guidance on local authority funding of early years providers.These documents are ...