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Could Placing Apprenticeship Applications in the Hands of UCAS Be a Major Step Forward?

(0) Comments | Posted 17 January 2013 | (14:57)

The love-in between Lord Adonis and the coalition government on vocational education has already given us the technical baccalaureate. Now the former education minister is calling for UCAS to be given responsibility for apprenticeship applications, to an enthusiastic response from ministers.

In a comment piece in the FT yesterday, Lord...

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A Quiet Response to a Very Big Announcement

(0) Comments | Posted 11 December 2012 | (15:41)

This week, a couple of working days after its self-imposed deadline, the Department for Education finally made the announcement that colleges would be able to recruit 14- and 15-year-olds directly, as predicted in Friday's TES.

Beyond the details proposed by the principals on the implementation group and laid out in...

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