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This is UK tertiary education, Jim, but not as we know it. It embodies a radical new approach based on the best global practice.
We need to focus on developing our brightest and most talented people, in a range of different fields, from a young age.
Our new Lifelong Loan Entitlement will give everyone the equivalent of four years of post-18 education to use over their lifetime.
T Levels are a much-needed addition, but they should not be the only option for the 16-year-old not wishing to take A levels. Save the BTEC.
The first piece in a ConHome mini-series this week on industrial strategy after the pandemic.
Free Schools spotted a gap in the market and provided a solution to fill it. This initiative has the potential to do the same.
A piecemeal and half-hearted approach to funding skills-based education and training has undermined serious progress in this area for decades.
A major part of the problem is high tax rates driven by borrowing for higher education courses that they’d be better off not taking.
We’re aiming to go over work that our children would have been doing, had they been at school – and get them ready for September.
One way in which we can achieve this is by formally splitting courses into three categories.
Retraining older workers wishing to renew their careers, is a priority. There is a lot of hidden talent.
His, Williamson’s and Johnson’s intent to rebalance higher and further education reflects their Red Wall-focused vision – but will it happen?
The world of work has moved on, so that training, and indeed retraining, needs to happen not just for 18 year olds, but everyone throughout their lives.
We need to stop the obsession about whether more or fewer people are going to university.