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The Skills & Employability Review: Issue 13 | March 2014

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Welcome!

It has been a busy month in the further education and skills sector. Here is our pick of March’s must-reads.

In this issue:
  • Data Is Your Most Important Asset Says The SFA
  • Funding Update: Funding Follows The Learner Journey
  • Agency Wants Online Delivery Data

Did you miss the EduTech Fair?

/ The Education Technology Fair showcased real world examples of how technology is being used in the education sector.

Angela de Gandy gave a personal account of how Gloucestershire College grew their skills and employability provision from 300 to 2,000 without any additional support staff.

In 3 years Gloucestershire College’s Job Smart team:
  • Expanded and diversified provision o adult community learning, ESOL and Traineeships
  • Increased enrolments and profitability
  • Improved performance, customer experience and learner support.
Thank you to Angela de Gandy for her great presentation. The slides from her talk can be found here >
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Data Is Your Most Important Asset Say The SFA

The student data system is arguably a College’s most important and crucial system commented the SFA in a recent publication.
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Funding Update: Funding Follows The Learner Journey

An overview of the changes to funding rules and key points that Further Education Colleges and Training Providers should be aware of.
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Minding The Gaps

AoC President Michele Sutton ask if colleges are to blame for the skills gap and should it be our priority?
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Gov To Cut 5,000 'Low Value' Courses

Skills Minister Matthew Hancock announced plans to streamline the adult skills system by cutting funding to more than 5,000 "low value" qualifications.
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We Are In A Parlous State; Skills Expert Attacks Poor Policies

"We are in economic difficulties, but there isn’t a good fit between the needs of the economy and what we are turning out through the education and skills sector."
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CBI Tells Gov To Cut Uni Fees For STEM Subjects

The CBI has called to reduce university tuition fees on science, technology, engineering and maths courses, to make tech careers in more attractive and easier to access.
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The 2014 Budget & Colleges (Not Beer & Bingo)

Relentless bad news on government funding means that those running colleges face a grim April preparing budgets and staffing plans for 2014-15.
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Agency Wants Online Delivery Data

Providers will have to say how much of their courses are delivered online in their ILR data returns, the SFA has announced.
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