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Written Answers — Department for Education: T-levels (25 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: We ran a public consultation from 30 November 2017 to 8 February 2018 to obtain views on the major aspects of our proposals for implementing T Levels. This involved publishing our proposals online, alongside a survey for respondents to complete. The consultation generated 430 responses from a wide range of organisation types and individuals, including education institutions. We also held a...

Written Answers — Department for Education: T-levels (25 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: We are supporting employers to deliver T level industry placements. We are investing nearly £60 million this year to build capacity across the sector to support the delivery of industry placements through the Capacity and Delivery Fund, with more funding announced from next year. This funding will enable providers to make it easier to organise and deliver placements to take away any...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Cybercrime (24 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: At present further education colleges benefit from the high quality of cyber-security offered through Jisc. Once subscriptions are introduced, we will continue to provide grant funding to cover the bulk of Jisc’s costs, including cyber-security. Any college who chooses to opt out from using Jisc services will need to ensure they have an appropriate level of cyber-security in place in...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Skilled Workers (23 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) commissioned a series of long-term projections of labour market and skills demand called ‘Working Futures’. The most recent study (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-labour-market -projections-2014-to-2024), published in 2016, covers the UK’s anticipated skills demand up to 2024. Following the closure of UKCES,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Former Members (23 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: As of 17 July 2018, two former hon. Members held formal paid roles and none held unpaid roles within the department.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Standards (23 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: This is a matter for the Institute for Apprenticeships. I have asked its Chief Executive, Sir Gerry Berragan, to write to the hon. Member and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Small Businesses (23 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: Co-investment is an important part of our apprenticeship reforms and ensures that employers take ownership of their apprenticeship training by making a financial contribution towards it. We know that small businesses place great value on apprenticeships and are prepared to invest in them. For the smallest employers with fewer than 50 employees, the government already contributes 100 per cent...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices (23 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: There have been 338,400 apprenticeship starts since May 2017 of which 132,900 were on new apprenticeship standards. The fall in starts has been greatest in Level 2 while we have seen the numbers of starts on higher level standards (Level 4 and above) rise by 12.5 per cent so far this year. Starts on new better quality apprenticeships standards have increased rapidly. Over 40 per cent of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Workers Educational Association: Finance (23 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: From 2019-20, Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCAs) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) will be responsible for commissioning and funding adult education budget (AEB) provision for learners resident in those areas, and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will be responsible for funding provision for learners resident in non-devolved areas. The exception to this are providers which...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Workers Educational Association: Finance (23 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: From 2019/20, Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCAs) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) will be responsible for commissioning and funding Adult Education Budget (AEB) provision for learners resident in those areas, including disadvantaged learners, and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will be responsible for funding provision for learners resident in non-devolved areas. The...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Management (23 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: The rise in numbers of apprenticeship starts at higher levels (4 and above) is good news - showing a healthier balance across all levels, helping people progress to higher skills. 90 per cent of starts remain at levels 2 and 3. The apprenticeship system has deliberately been designed to be employer-led. Employers are best placed to understand their own skills needs and to choose the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: T-levels: Public Consultation (23 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: Ofqual is an independent body. Arrangements for consultations carried out by Ofqual do not fall within ministerial control. Ofqual has a statutory duty to consult on the conditions they intend to set for accreditation of technical qualifications and is aligning its arrangements with the timetable for Invitations to Tender for the first wave of technical qualifications, to ensure that...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Young People: Unemployment (23 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: The government has raised the participation age to make sure that all young people are supported to continue their education until at least age 18, and invested £7 billion during academic year 2017/18 so there is a place in education or training for every 16 to 19 year old. Local authorities (LAs) have statutory duties to identify and track the participation of 16 and 17 year olds,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Taxation (23 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: Employers that pay the apprenticeship levy access their apprenticeship funds by opening an apprenticeship service account. Through this account, employers can transfer up to 10 per cent of their annual funds to any number of other employers, including employers in their supply chain. We will keep the 10 per cent transfer limit under review. We encourage all employers to use the opportunity to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Exclusions: Employment (19 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: There are duties in place to make sure that suitable, full time alternative provision (AP) is available for children of compulsory school age who have been excluded for a fixed period or permanently. Local authorities are responsible for making sure that provision meets the needs of young people in their area. This includes identifying 16 to 19 year olds who are not in education, employment...

Written Answers — Department for Education: University Technical Colleges (19 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: The University Technical Colleges (UTC) programme has an important role to play in our reforms to technical education, with strong UTCs succeeding in equipping young people with the skills businesses need, getting them into employment and supporting social mobility. There are regulations in place that require local authorities to write to parents of pupils in Year 9 to notify them of schools...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Qualifications (19 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: Apprenticeship achievement rates are published in our annual national achievement rates tables by local authority district. Tables for the 2016 to 2017 academic year are published here. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-achievemen t-rates-tables-2016-to-2017. The table attached provides the cohort numbers and proportions achieving the advanced Level 3 apprenticeship for...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices (19 Jul 2018)

Anne Milton: Our reforms continue to improve the quality of apprenticeships at all levels, providing the skills that employers need. We have already seen the numbers of starts at higher levels (level 4 and above) rise by 12.5 per cent so far this year, compared to the same period last year. We are seeing a healthier balance across all levels, helping people of all ages progress to higher skills. We...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (17 Jul 2018)

Education: Nursing apprenticeships. 10:30 am; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Department for Education Jane Belfourd, Deputy Director for Routes into Apprenticeships and Work, Department for Education Stephen Barclay MP, Minister for Health, Department of Health and Social Care Professor Ian Cumming OBE, Chief Executive, Health Education England

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (17 Jul 2018)

Education: Accountability hearings. 9:30 am; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Department for Education


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