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CCEA Regulation - New logo

Friday, 27 May 2016

CCEA Regulation also sent Responsible Officers the new logo which reflects the change of name to CCEA Regulation. It also provided new guidance on the permitted use of the logo and an updated version of Additional Certificate Requirements. (more follows)

Get involved in Festival of Learning 2016

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Festival of Learning (previously Adult Learners' Week) is a national celebration of lifelong learning.  Building on the success of Adult Learners’ Week, the Festival celebrates the remarkable achievements of adults who have used learning to transform their lives, and highlights how learning benefits individuals, families, communities, employers, society and the economy.  (more follows)

Qualifications Wales – QiW database update

Friday, 18 March 2016

Qualifications Wales is nearing the launch of its new online database, Qualifications in Wales (QiW) on Friday, 1 April 2016... 

Ofqual Portal

Friday, 18 March 2016

On 17 March 2016, Kate Evans and Gary Audrain of Ofqual, who have been leading on the development of the Ofqual Portal, provided a useful webinar for FAB members on its progress and functionality, as well as the anticipated dates for the cutover from the Regulatory IT System (RITS) to the Portal. Some of the key points of interest included:

Ofqual’s Inter-Subject Comparability conference

Friday, 12 February 2016

Ofqual held an Inter-Subject Comparability conference on 4 February 2016...

New webinar – Adult Education Budget (AEB) 2016 to 2017

Friday, 05 February 2016

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has contacted awarding organisations (AOs) to provide a briefing note on the AEB for 2016 to 2017...

£25m in 16 to 18 apprenticeship growth awarded

Friday, 05 February 2016

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has announced an additional £25m for colleges and training providers to deliver 16 to 18 apprenticeships. In prioritising funding for apprenticeships the SFA has been unable to award any additional funding for 16 to 18 traineeships...

Poor basic literacy and numeracy: effect on employers

Friday, 05 February 2016

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published the findings of a study into employer views on the effect of poor basic skills on workplace performance, based on a literature review, survey results and case studies.

Apprenticeship levy 'could undermine skills in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Thursday, 04 February 2016

The TES has reported that ministers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland fear the apprenticeship levy has the potential to undermine devolved apprenticeship policies...

OECD Report – Building Skills for All

Monday, 01 February 2016

OECD has published a review of skills in England which reports that an estimated 9 million adults of working age in England have low basic skills...

BIS Committee comments on the Government’s Productivity Plan

Monday, 01 February 2016

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has commented on the Government’s Productivity Plan which was launched in July 2015...

Supporting learners through the advanced learner loans process

Monday, 01 February 2016

The Learning and Work Institute was commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to explore providers' and learners' experience of 24+ Advanced Learner Loans...

Advanced learner loans prospectus 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017

Monday, 01 February 2016

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has published the Advanced learner loans prospectus which sets out how awarding organisations (AOs) can notify them of qualifications eligible to be included in the Advanced Learner Loans offer...

Three new members appointed to Qualifications Wales Board

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Three new members have been appointed to the Qualifications Wales Board...

A level and other level 3 results: 2014 to 2015

Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Department for Education (DfE) has published revised information on A level and other level 3 results for 16- to 18-year-olds at the end of their final year...
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