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Three key messages from EPI’s cost benefit analysis of apprenticeships

  Apprentices in England should be supported to train longer, train earlier, and train better. Three things I learnt from EPI’s latest report on Apprenticeships. Why the report matters I have a bit of a vested interest in apprenticeships. In 2010, working at the Department for Education, I had a target to increase the numbers …

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Illusions of grandeur: who can raise the status of apprenticeships?

Tomorrow’s papers are expected to announce new moves by the government to raise the status of apprenticeships. New law will compel teachers to encourage pupils into apprenticeships (!) https://t.co/JLtljStp4n — Laura McInerney (@miss_mcinerney) January 23, 2016 However, as Sam Freedman quickly pointed out, politicians are suffering from delusions of grandeur if they think it is …

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“21st Century Learning” – Andy Burnham’s Demos Speech on Labour’s Education Policy Review

Andy Burnham has previously faced derision from some quarters for not presenting his proposals on education policy. Andy Burnham has previously faced derision from some quarters for not presenting his proposals on education policy. The pressure was therefore on as he laid out his stall during his speech “21st Century Learning. The speech is unlikely to …

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