“Education needs to be more responsive to employers” – Guardian Careers
Matthew Hancock, Minister for Skills & Enterprise, gives his views on the importance of work experience and how business can help. Read the full article here. How realistic do you think his views are?
Proposed changes to apprenticeship funding creates big risks – The Telegraph
Government proposals for employers to pay training costs and then claim them back through the PAYE tax system would see many small firms give up on taking on apprentices. The Telegraph reports on the situation here.
Decline in part-time university study – HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England)
HEFCE analysis into the fall in part-time study has revealed that the drop can largely be attributed to other undergraduate (OUG) courses, such as foundation degrees and HNDs. Uptake for part time first degrees remains close to record levels. A synopsis of the report is here.
University tuition fees: has the rise really saved taxpayers any money?– The Guardian
Apparently not, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies. Research reveals that graduates will be paying far less of their student loans than had been forecast. The full article can be read here.