Tag: skills

Lord Sainsbury: ‘There’s been too much focus on apprenticeships’

Lord Sainsbury: ‘There’s been too much focus on apprenticeships’

by Stephen Exley for TES Lord Sainsbury, the architect of the Post-16 Skills Plan, talks to TES about qualifications, awarding bodies – and the importance of colleges as well as apprenticeships. The Post-16 Skills Plan, published in July, set out what the government described as the “most significant transformation of post-16 education […]

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5 Benefits of getting work experience

5 Benefits of getting work experience

It is a well-known fact that people learn more when they put into practise what the knowledge they acquire by going to university or reading. At Empowering Futures we believe that work experience can really transform the lives of university and college students if it is based on a well-rounded […]

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