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T-levels are now open for business!

T-levels are now open for business!

Providers are now able to begin bidding to become the first organisations to deliver the new T-level qualifications. Today (17/1/2018) the Education and Skills Funding Agency has published guidance which invites providers to state their interest, and it also sets out the all-important criteria they will have to meet; the devil is always in the … Continue reading T-levels are now open for business!

Teacher recruitment down by 33%

Teacher recruitment down by 33%

The TES have recently published an article about how the applicants for Teacher Training is down by a third. UCAS have released information showing that only 12,820 people applied to train as a Teacher this year. Compared with 19,330 applicants in 2016, this is a large decrease of 33%. The Department for Education also published … Continue reading Teacher recruitment down by 33%

The release of virtual qualifications

The release of virtual qualifications

Pearson have recently launched an online qualification in Spanish in response to the current shortage of modern foreign language teachers. Schools week have recently reported that from September 2018, students will have access to everything they need to complete their qualification. This includes tutors, tests and any resources they need. The surge in online qualifications … Continue reading The release of virtual qualifications

The Careers Strategy – Our Response

The Careers Strategy – Our Response

Earlier this week we attended the CDI conference where the Minister launched the long awaited careers strategy. Whilst CASCAID welcomes the paper and sees it as a positive step towards building a better careers system for individuals, we feel that it does not quite go far enough to ensure consistent provision for all. Focused around … Continue reading The Careers Strategy – Our Response

Everything You Need To Know About Degree Teacher Apprenticeships

Everything You Need To Know About Degree Teacher Apprenticeships

This exciting new route into teaching will give graduates a chance to become a qualified Teacher and be paid to work in a school! The entry requirements will be the same as current graduate Teacher routes so they will need to complete a skills test and have a degree. There could be a possibility of … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Degree Teacher Apprenticeships

T-levels – The Consultation Process

T-levels – The Consultation Process

The government has today launched the public consultation process for the new T-level qualifications. The consultation has been delayed for a considerable amount of time, but it has finally arrived. The consultation takes the form of an online survey and has 45 questions. It will close on 8th February 2018 - and so we have 10 … Continue reading T-levels – The Consultation Process

Schools will now promote technical education from January

Schools will now promote technical education from January

The Department of Education have published details of a law that will force schools to let outside providers talk to their students about further education. This is called the ‘Baker Clause’ which is an amendment written by Lord Baker and Baroness Morris, who are both former education secretaries. From the 2nd of January, all schools … Continue reading Schools will now promote technical education from January

Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

In yesterday’s November Budget, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the government will invest an extra £20 million to help colleges to prepare for the introduction of the new vocational T-levels. This comes on top of the £50 million that was announced in July, which will be available from April next year (2018) to help … Continue reading Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship Vacancies Released

Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship Vacancies Released

The Government has published a list of higher level and degree apprenticeships vacancies, starting in 2018, on its .GOV website. The document provides us (at last) with a list of over 40 employers who will be offering these apprenticeships. It also lists the roles that need to be filled, the number of vacancies, and the … Continue reading Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship Vacancies Released

Teaching Pupils to Write More Than Just Code

Teaching Pupils to Write More Than Just Code

You may have read my previous article on the decline of the Computer Science GCSE. The Guardian has an interesting report from the Royal Society about the reality of the teaching of Computer Science in schools. It has stated that more than half of schools are not offering Computer Science at GCSE with only 11% … Continue reading Teaching Pupils to Write More Than Just Code