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Written Answers — Department for Education: BTEC Qualifications and T-levels: Assessments (27 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The Secretary of State for Education has no powers to issue a direction to awarding organisations. Directions from Ofqual to examination boards are a matter for Ofqual. The Chief Regulator, Dr Jo Saxton, has confirmed that she would welcome an enquiry directly from the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, so that Ofqual can understand more fully the request and ensure that it is of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Further Education: Finance (27 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The department is in continual dialogue with the Association of Colleges (AoC), which is the representative body for Further Education Colleges, most recently over the summer when senior officials met with the AoC Chief Executive regarding college finances. We also have an established process for monitoring college financial resilience, which includes colleges submitting financial forecasts...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Further Education: Energy (27 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: On Thursday 8 September, my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister announced measures to tackle current issues in the UK energy market, including the introduction of an Energy Price Guarantee to limit the price suppliers can charge customers for units of gas and electricity. To better understand the energy cost pressures colleges are facing and the potential impact of this, the department sent...

Written Answers — Department for Education: BTEC Qualifications: Assessments (27 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: Final grades for BTECs are awarded differently to GCSEs and A levels – they are modular assessments from a range of different sources and can be awarded year-round. A claim needs to be sent to the awarding organisation for the final grade to be calculated. If this claim is not finalised the final award cannot be made. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is...

Written Answers — Department for Education: BTEC Qualifications (27 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: Qualifications such as BTECs continue to play an important role for 16 to 19-year-olds and adults. The qualifications review will ensure that these qualifications are approved for funding, where there is a clear need for skills and knowledge that A levels and T Levels cannot provide, and where they meet new quality standards. An assessment of the potential equalities impacts of the removal of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Admissions (27 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The Higher Education Short Course Trial is testing flexible short courses at 22 providers across England. These courses are brand new, and they will be rolling out over the 2022/23 academic year. The nature of these short courses means they are not tied to the concept of the academic year and providers have discretion on when to deliver these courses. The department expects the majority of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Shipping: Qualifications (22 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: Provision is already available for both those under 16 in a school setting seeking to understand more about the industry, and for post-16 students studying at level 2 and 3, who may be seeking to undertake a qualification to progress into an apprenticeship or into employment and wish to take a qualification which will involve a work-based setting. There are around 40 qualifications focusing...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Freedom of Expression (22 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: I refer my hon. Friend, the Member for Hendon, to the answer I gave on 20 July 2022, to Question 26904.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Vocational Education: Qualifications (22 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The department is reforming technical education to ensure that all post-16 students have access to high quality technical options that support progression and meet employer needs. This includes the introduction of T Levels, new technical qualifications designed with employers, reviewing the technical qualifications we continue to fund at level 3 and below, and introducing new Higher Technical...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Cost of Living (22 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The department recognises the additional cost of living pressures that have arisen this year and impacted students. Many higher education providers have hardship funds that students can apply to for assistance. The Energy Price Guarantee announced on 8 September 2022 will save the average household at least £1,000 a year based on current energy prices from October, in addition to the £400...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Further Education Funding and Accountability System Consultation Update (22 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: Following an initial consultation in July 2021, the Government published a second consultation into implementing a new further education (FE) funding and accountability system in July 2022. This consultation sets out further detail on our reforms to deliver a fairer FE system across the country that effectively supports learners to develop the skills they need to secure high value jobs and...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Agriculture: Further Education and Skilled Workers (21 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: In the 2021 Spending Review, the government set out its plan to invest £3.8 billion more in skills over the Parliament as a whole, ensuring people can access high-quality training and education that addresses skills gaps and boosts productivity. This investment is underpinned by our Skills for Jobs reform programme, which will put employers at the heart of the system by aligning most...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (21 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The student loan repayment system incorporates a number of protections for those making loan repayments. Repayments are calculated as a fixed percentage of earnings above the relevant repayment threshold (currently £27,295 for a post 2012 undergraduate plan and £21,000 for a post graduate loan) and do not change as a result of the interest rate charged or the amount borrowed. If a...

Written Answers — Department for Education: BTEC Qualifications and T-levels (21 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: In 2021, the department published the number of students that began a T Level in 2021, which is approximately 5,450. Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/t-level-action-pl an. The number of students by each T Level route is approximately:1,150 on Construction T Levels.1,200 on Digital T Levels.1,500 on Education and Childcare T Level.1,600 on Health...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Student Wastage (21 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The department recognises the additional cost of living pressures that have arisen and impacted students this year. Many higher education (HE) providers have hardship funds that students can apply to for assistance. To support disadvantaged students and those in need of additional help, the department has confirmed in our guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) on funding for the 2022/23...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Health: T-levels (21 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: It is accepted practice that results are published on completion of a qualification or programme of study. This ensures a full and accurate representation of students’ attainment, rather than a partial and interim result which is subject to change through marking review, appeals, and in-programme retake opportunities. As such, the department would not, as a matter of course, publish partial...

Written Answers — Department for Education: T-levels (21 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: We expect to publish the sixth T Level Action Plan this winter.

Written Answers — Department for Education: T-levels (21 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: 1,241 students enrolled on the first wave of T Levels in September 2020. 1,029 students achieved a T Level result this summer and received their overall grade on 18th August. This figure is subject to change, as a small number of students will complete their remaining industry placement hours and receive their overall grade this Autumn.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Employment and Further Education (20 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: Local skills improvement plans (LSIPs) will place employers at the heart of local skills systems and facilitate direct and more dynamic working arrangements between employers, colleges, and other skills providers. Building on the experience from last year’s trailblazers, the department is making good progress on rolling out LSIPs. On 1 September, we announced the designation of employer...

Written Answers — Department for Education: BTEC Qualifications: Assessments (20 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The department was notified on 18 August that some students had not received their level 3 BTEC results as they had expected on A level results day due to issues with finalising grades. Officials from the department immediately contacted Ofqual as the regulator, who assured the department that they were meeting with the awarding organisation to resolve the issues. Daily updates were provided...


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