Department for Education

These articles were categorised when the skills agenda was controlled by the Department for Education & Skills, from 2001 to 2007. Subsequently the government department responsible for skills is the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS).


Apprenticeship starts delayed by lack of Government guidance

27 Mar 2018

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has raised concerns that the Government is too slow to publish guidance...

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Half of top 50 worst gender pay gaps are in school academies

8 Mar 2018

Twenty three of the 50 organisations with the largest gender pay gaps so far are school academies or multi-academy trusts,...

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New careers advice strategy unveiled by Government

4 Dec 2017

The Government has promised that every school and college in the country will have a dedicated careers leader in place...

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Careers guidance failings “unacceptable” say MPs

2 Nov 2016

Government failure to address inadequacies in careers guidance is “unacceptable” according to the chairs of the Education, Skills and the...

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Government pushes ahead with apprenticeship levy

12 Aug 2016

The Department for Education has today revealed its proposals on how funding for apprenticeships will work after the apprenticeship levy...

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apprenticeships and skills

Apprenticeships and skills now fall under Department for Education

15 Jul 2016

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has been split up and the Government’s skills and apprenticeship policy will...

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MPs: Skills gap exacerbated by “inadequate” careers advice

5 Jul 2016

“Patchy” and inadequate career advice resulting from Government policy is worsening the skills gap in the jobs market and damaging...

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School suspensions

Could teacher suspensions open schools up to legal claims?

21 Jan 2015

The decision by schools to take action against staff amid confusion over child protection rules could potentially expose them to...

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NEET numbers at record low, according to government figures

25 Jun 2014

New statistics from the Department for Education (DfE) show that the number of young people not in education, employment or...

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Vocational courses ‘leading young people into dead ends’

3 Mar 2011

Too many vocational courses are of little value and are targeted at league tables rather than preparing young people for the...

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University tuition fee increase may be on the cards

10 Jun 2010

The universities minister David Willetts has said that students should consider university fees “more as an obligation to pay higher...

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Friday podcast: the Election, BA cabin crew and World Cup plans at Tesco

7 May 2010

HR news and analysis, including:

The general election result and the potential impact on employers and the workforce
British Airways...

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London universities’ staff vote to strike over job cuts

22 Apr 2010

Staff at two London universities have voted in favour of industrial action in a dispute about funding cuts.Lecturers at University...

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Teachers and students protest against funding cuts

20 Apr 2010

Plymouth teachers and students will take part in a rally tomorrow, to protest against job losses and funding cuts. The...

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Unpaid work experience interns exploited, warns TUC

15 Mar 2010

Employers are exploiting thousands of young interns by getting them to work for free, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has...

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