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Times Education Commission Adds Voice to Calls for New ‘Baccalaureate’

A high-profile education commission has added its voice to calls for a new baccalaureate that mixes academic and vocational qualifications – estimated to cost the government an extra £1.2 billion a year. Click here for more.

Plans Will Leave Spending on Adult Education and Apprenticeships 25% Below 2010 Levels by 2025

Click here for this latest IFS analysis of spending on adult education in England and here for a summary article.

NCFE to Deliver Review of Level 3 Early Years Qualification in Summer 2022

A review of the Early Years Educator (EYE) qualification has been announced, designed to improve quality, support practitioners, and address the impact of Covid-19 on the youngest children. It will be carried out by SCTP member, NCFE. Click here for more.

East Sussex Participation Dashboard

Click here for the May participation and NEET figures for East Sussex.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) in Brighton & Hove

Brighton and Hove City Council are working with Coast to Capital to develop an Investment Plan as part of the city’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) submission and would like to invite key stakeholders to consult on the emerging priorities and interventions aligned to the three investment priorities of the fund.  Further details regarding the fund and links to register for the sessions are outlined below:


We would welcome attendance from a wide range of stakeholders including education and skills providers, with relevant local knowledge and expertise around the objectives of the investment priorities.

New ETF Publication Highlights Benefits of Employing Young People with SEND

A new publication from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) highlighting the benefits of building a diverse workforce within a business is now available. ‘Why diversifying is good for your business – employers talk about the benefits’ shares the true stories of employers who are actively employing and supporting people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Adult Education: the Past, Present and Future

This briefing note seeks to provide context to the Government’s adult education reforms and looks at what we know already about their potential impact.

The Rise in Economic Inactivity Among People in their 50s and 60s

A report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Construction Skills Network Industry Outlook – 2022-2026

This report provides insights into the UK construction economy and its future labour needs.