Tag: further education

Committee chair recommendations for further education and social justice

Committee chair recommendations for further education and social justice

Robert Halfon, the chair of the commons education select committee, is going to explain his vision for the future of further education and social justice this morning. What is social justice? GOV.UK has explained that social justice is how we can help people who may be disadvantaged turn their lives around. This is also about … Continue reading Committee chair recommendations for further education and social justice

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!

The new Teaching Excellence Framework, What does it mean for universities?

The new Teaching Excellence Framework, What does it mean for universities?

You have decided to go to university, chosen your course, attended a few open days, found a spacious welcoming campus with plenty of activities and a city or town that is charming and bursting with cultural and social hangouts. All very important but what about the teaching and quality of the course? A student is … Continue reading The new Teaching Excellence Framework, What does it mean for universities?

The best value for money for your careers resources

The best value for money for your careers resources

Last week, a member of the CASCAID team was speaking with one of our long-standing customers to ensure the best value is being received from our solutions and services. The customer in question subscribed to our standard Kudos package along with our 16+ module, which gives access to LMI, live apprenticeships information, post-16 courses available … Continue reading The best value for money for your careers resources

The Impact of FE Learning

A report from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,“The Impact of FE Learning”, has found that undertaking further education has had many career, financial, personal and social benefits for the learners and wider community. The report has found that a third of men and nearly a third of women who participated in further education … Continue reading The Impact of FE Learning

National Careers Week – involving parents in career planning

It's the final day of National Careers Week. Today, we look at how parents and carers can help to support young people's career decisions. Career decisions – top tips for parents and carers At CASCAiD, we are regularly contacted by parents and carers about how they can support their child with planning their career. Young … Continue reading National Careers Week – involving parents in career planning

European Offender Employment Forum

Recently, one of our Sales Executives, Suzette Tonks, made a trip to Edinburgh for the European Offender Employment Forum Conference. The European Offender Employment Forum conference took place in Edinburgh on the 24th and 25th March. The conference included a number of interesting workshops, including input from Apex Scotland, The Wise Group and Trabajo Penitenciario y Formacion … Continue reading European Offender Employment Forum

Delivering post-16 guidance

Earlier this year, the Department for Education released the report ‘The role of Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) in young people’s education and employment choices’.  This presented the findings of a five-year research project that reviewed young people’s attitudes to IAG from Year 9 (aged 12-13) to Year 13 (aged 17-18).  In this post, I … Continue reading Delivering post-16 guidance

Extension to the Young Person’s Guarantee to be scrapped

This week, the government announced that the extension to the Young Person’s Guarantee is to be scrapped. The Guarantee promises a job or training place to every 18- to 24-year-old who has been out of work for six months or more. It was due to be extended into 2011/12 but that will no longer be … Continue reading Extension to the Young Person’s Guarantee to be scrapped