Skills & Employability Review: A snapshot of hot news, events and infographics trending in the further education and skills sector.
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The Skills & Employability Review: Issue 17 | August 2014


A snapshot of a month in FE & Skills: Our selection of must read news, stories and blogs.

In this issue:
  • UK Employment Infographic
  • Careers Guidance For Colleges
  • ILR Guides and Templates

Infographic: UK Employment Up 167,000

Lets start with some good news! According the latest UK employment statistics there are 167,000 more people in employment than the last quarter (and 820,000 more compared with the previous year).
The employment rate is now at 73%, with the corresponding unemployment rate at 6.4%.
Our latest labour market infographic gives an overview of the new statistics.
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43% Of Employers Expect Skills Crisis In 12 Months

Employers must act now to avoid a skills crisis as a new poll shows 43% of them believe it could happen in the next year.
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Government Recommends 50% Online Provision By 2017

FELTAG recommendations is the aim to increase the amount of content delivered online to 10% by the end of the 2014-15 and to 50% by 2017.
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Traineeships First Year Anniversary – Getting Off To A Good Start

As we mark the first year anniversary, 7,400 learners have already been recorded as starting a Traineeship programme.
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The Wrong Skills: Why Are Computing Students Unemployed

More students are studying GCSE computer science and A-levels in computing - so why are young people failing to enter the IT sector?
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Careers Guidance For Colleges

SFA guide for FE and 6th form colleges on meeting the requirement to secure independent careers guidance.
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ILR Guides and Templates for 2014 - 2015

SFA resources to help publicly funded FE providers collect and return Individualised Learner Record (ILR) data
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Challenges Must Be Addressed Before Extending FE Loans

NIACE argues that major challenges need to be addressed before extending FE loans to cover younger adults and Level 2 provision.
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From the Archive: 5 Tips To Motivate Learners

Motivation will always be a potential barrier to skills and employability training. Here are 5 tips to improve learner motivation, attendance and course progression.
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