adult learning & fe news

  1. Autumn Statement November 2016

    Philip Hammond’s Autumn statement contains some items of interest for adult learning: 1. The adult education budget and the Work and Health Programme will be devolved to London and Greater Manchester from 2019-20 2. National Minimum wage for… Read More
  2. Technical and Further Education Bill October 2016

    This bill is designed to build on the recent expansion in apprenticeships and create a “gold standard” for vocational training.  The Bill seeks to tackle weak courses, streamline the number of qualifications and strengthen… Read More
  3. ESOL Strategy response from Royal Association for Deaf people

    Gregory Kingcott, Development Officer for the Royal Association for Deaf people, responded to the ESOL Strategy, saying, "As well as the feedback via the survey, I also wanted to share some thoughts in regard to the role ESOL plays within the Deaf… Read More
  4. Paul Stanistreet writes for the TSNLA on the challenges of skills devolution

    In January, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) published guidance on changes to the adult education budget, including the absorption of the previously ring-fenced community learning budget, trailed by skills minister Nick Boles in December's funding… Read More