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‘After the QCF: A new qualifications framework’ FAB Draft response

Friday, 15 May 2015

On 25 March 2015, Ofqual published its consultation on the next steps for withdrawing the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) regulations and introducing Total Qualification Time (TQT). The consultation contains proposal on a range of areas including:

OECD Skills Outlook 2015 – Youth, Skills and Employability

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The OECD has published a report which shows that the UK has the biggest skills gap between young people aged 16-29 who are not in education, employment or training (Neet), and those in work.

NEET Data at a ’10 year low’

Thursday, 21 May 2015

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) recently released data that showed that the number of young people not in work or education in England has fallen to a 10 year low.

SFA – Qualification Approval Funding Form

Thursday, 21 May 2015

On 21 May 2015, the Skills Funding Agency published an updated version (version 4.2) of the Qualification Approval Funding Form.

Care Council Wales Best Practice Guide for Learning and Assessment

Friday, 15 May 2015

Care Council Wales has published a document aimed at those who operate in Social Care, the Care of Children and young People and Early Years in Wales.

Welsh Government's Co-investment in Skills Framework

Friday, 15 May 2015

The National Assembly for Wales’s Enterprise and Business Committee is undertaking a discussion into the Welsh Government’s Co-investment in Skills framework. The implementation of this framework commenced in April 2015.

RO35 – Calendar of known data requests 2015

Friday, 15 May 2015

Earlier this week, Ofqual issued regulatory letter RO35 and the calendar of known data requests for 2015. The letter states that if there are other data requests during 2015, for which Ofqual cannot currently plan, it will do its utmost to ensure that these requests ‘are not unduly burdensome and adequate notice is given’.

SFA Digital Skills Qualifications Review

Friday, 15 May 2015

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) will be carrying out a review of publicly-funded digital skills qualifications to improve its understanding of the current range and take-up of digital skills qualifications.

New Cabinet Line-up

Friday, 15 May 2015

The surprise election result last week has been swiftly followed by announcements about the cabinet line-up. Key posts have been confirmed:

Ofqual Newsletter May 2015

Friday, 08 May 2015

Ofqual has recently issued its awarding organisation (AO) Newsletter for May 2015 and some of the key points included are:

The Conservative Party Manifesto 2015

Friday, 08 May 2015

At the time of writing, the forecasts for the election results are strongly indicating that the Conservative Party will achieve a majority and will form the next government.
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