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Written Answers — Department for Education: Further Education: Pay (6 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: Further education (FE) providers are responsible for setting pay rates in FE, and the department plays no direct role in this process. The department recognises the fundamental role that the FE provider workforce plays in delivering valuable skills to young people, to help them progress in the labour market and support productivity. This is why we are increasing the funding available for FE...

Written Answers — Department for Education: BTEC Qualifications: Finance (6 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: An assessment of the potential equalities impacts of the removal of funding for qualifications, which includes some BTEC qualifications, was carried out as part of the qualifications review. The department expects all students to benefit from a more rigorous qualification system, with higher quality qualifications that better equip students with the necessary skills for progression into...

Telford Child Sexual Exploitation: Inquiry (5 Sep 2022)

Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Andrea Jenkyns.)

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Public Consultation (5 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The department is now considering the views received in the higher education policy statement and reform consultation and plans to publish a response in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Unpaid Work (5 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: Supported internships are part of the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) system, which is designed to address the needs of children and young people up to the age of 25. Extending the Supported Internships programme to people over the age of 25 is not current government policy. Young people who have previously had an education, health and care plan and have reached the age of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Remote Education (5 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The Competition and Markets Authority has published guidance for higher education providers, advising them on how to comply with consumer protection law. This guidance sets out the ‘material information’ that prospective students should receive about the courses for which they are applying. This should include information about the number and type of contact hours that students can...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Student Loan Interest Rates (5 Sep 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: I am announcing today a temporary reduction in student loan interest rates effective as of 1 September 2022. The Government announced on 13 June 2022 that the student loan interest rate would be set at 7.3% between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023, in line with the forecast prevailing market rates. The Government confirmed that should the actual prevailing market rate turn out to be lower...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Admissions (17 Aug 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) operates as an independent charity and is separate from the government. The department will continue to work closely with UCAS, schools, colleges, awarding organisations, and the higher education (HE) sector to support the 2022 intake of students, so they can go on to their next step in life, whether that is university, further training,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Admissions (17 Aug 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) operates as an independent charity and is separate from the government. The department will continue to work closely with UCAS, schools, colleges, awarding organisations, and the higher education (HE) sector to support the 2022 intake of students, so they can go on to their next step in life, whether that is university, further training,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Mental Health Services (27 Jul 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: Supporting the mental health of students requires collaboration between higher education (HE) providers and the NHS. The Office for Students (OfS) will distribute £15 million to HE providers over the 2022/23 academic year to provide students with additional mental health support. £3 million of this will be used to build on the existing work of the Student Mental Health Partnerships project...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Further Education: Staff (27 Jul 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The department’s £52 million investment in the 2022/23 financial year will allow us to continue to support the further education (FE) sector with the recruitment, retention and development of teachers. The programmes allocated funding from this investment include Taking Teaching Further, T Level Professional Development, bursaries, mentoring support, and the Teach in FE recruitment...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (27 Jul 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: Higher education (HE) providers are autonomous bodies independent from government and they have a responsibility to support students with mental health conditions, defined as a disability. As experts in their student population, HE providers are best placed to identify specific needs of their students. The department considers changes to support arrangements for students in HE on an annual...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Admissions (27 Jul 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: Ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to access a world-class education remains a top priority and the department expects universities to do all they can to support disadvantaged students. Record numbers of high achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds progressed into higher education (HE) last year and we want this progress to continue. While there has been a strong focus on...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Finance (25 Jul 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The department remains committed to delivering an Alternative Student Finance (ASF) product compatible with Islamic finance principles. We want all learners with the potential to benefit from a higher education to be able to do so. We are introducing a Lifelong Loan Entitlement (LLE), which will significantly change the ways students can access learning and financial support. We are currently...

Written Answers — Department for Education: GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments (25 Jul 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The department is clear that exams are the best and fairest form of assessment for students to show what they know and can do. In 2022, students have taken exams and assessments in A levels, T Levels, and other post-16 qualifications for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. These examinations took place with adaptations to reflect the disruption young people have faced...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Young People: Work Experience (21 Jul 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: We currently do not collect data on the number of T Level industry placements delivered, or committed to, by individual employers. Instead, this information is held by education providers, who are responsible for securing industry placements for their T Level students and, therefore, we are unable to report on the number of large employers currently offering or planning on offering industry...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Vocational Education: Qualifications (21 Jul 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: From 1 September 2020, the government stopped approving newly regulated qualifications at level 3 and below for funding for students aged 16 and over. However, there are some exemptions to allow certain qualifications to continue to be approved. This is intended to stabilise the publicly funded qualifications offer while T Levels are rolled out and the qualifications review takes place. T...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Office for Students (21 Jul 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The Office for Students (OfS) has a Student Engagement Strategy which enables students to effectively contribute to shaping the OfS’s work to regulate higher education. The OfS also has a student experience board member who is responsible for representing or promoting the interests of students on the OfS board. In addition, the OfS has appointed a Student Panel to advise its board. The...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Office for Students (21 Jul 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The department holds regular meetings with the Office for Students (OfS) where risks and mitigations, including financial risks, are discussed in depth. In addition to these meetings, a director from the department attends each OfS board meeting, where the current and emerging risks affecting the OfS, and the mitigations for those, are also discussed. It should also be noted that the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Office for Students (21 Jul 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: The department regularly meets with sector mission groups, in which we discuss their views on the impact of departmental policy and the Office for Students’ (OfS) approach to regulation. We understand that the OfS does the same. The OfS’s purpose is to regulate in the interests of students. It is not in place to act in the interests of the sector. As a result, it will sometimes take...


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