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Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Bill: Night Schools and Adult Education (13 Jan 2017)

Robert Halfon: ..., but other people do—is not true. I will talk a little about advanced learner loans. They have been going up substantially—I am happy to send the right hon. Gentleman the figures. He talked about apprenticeships which, as he rightly pointed out, are not just about 16 to 18-year-olds. In fact, I get a lot of stick because people say, “Not enough 16 to 18-year- olds are...

UK Maritime Industry (12 Jan 2017)

John Hayes: ...permeated—indeed coloured—this debate, begun by the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland. I think that we are doing too little on recruitment and that we need to do more on skills. As Members will know, I was the apprenticeships Minister when the coalition Government first came into office. I am proud of our work on revitalising apprenticeships, but I take the point that...

Northern England: Opportunity and Productivity - Motion to Take Note (12 Jan 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...sets for their chosen career. We have welcomed the findings of Sir Nick Weller’s report into schools performance in the north and committed 70 million to improve outcomes in northern schools. We continue to explore how we can improve everything from careers advice to high quality apprenticeships and world-class teaching. There is more that I would like to say, but time...

Scottish Parliament: Education and Skills Organisations (Performance and Role) (12 Jan 2017)

James Dornan: ...freely to an independent committee. SDS and the Scottish funding council had a positive report card from the survey—granted from a far smaller sample. SDS also reported on its progress on the delivery of the Government’s aims for modern apprenticeships; it continues to meet its overall targets in that regard. Engagement and delivery at a local level and equalities...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (11 Jan 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ..., are applicable broadly across the range of higher education provision. This includes vocational and professional higher education courses, linking in with the Government’s post-16 skills plan and apprenticeships to ensure that we have a comprehensive academic and technical skills offer. To reassure my noble friend Lord Lucas, who tabled Amendment 47, it will be important for the...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (11 Jan 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...debate. That is not only important now but, as he rightly points out, will be even more important to the economy in the future. Our reforms to part-time learning, advanced learning loans and degree apprenticeships are opening significant opportunities for mature students to learn. There were also powerful short speeches from the noble Lords, Lord Blunkett and Lord Bilimoria, on lifelong...

Wales Bill - Report (2nd Day) (10 Jan 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...published two such reports, so there is a template. Of course, I appreciate that the significance of the new income tax powers makes the next report somewhat different in nature. I turn to Amendment 74 on the apprenticeship levy, in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Wigley. I have also spoken to him separately about this issue. To fund the step change needed to achieve 3 million...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Vocational Guidance (10 Jan 2017)

Lord Nash: ...outside organisations to provide careers advice and guidance to pupils. Schools have a duty to secure independent careers guidance on the full range of education and training options, including apprenticeships and other technical education options. Sources of independent careers guidance can include, but not be limited to, external organisations such as education and training providers,...

Scottish Parliament: “Equipping Scotland for the Future” (Response) (10 Jan 2017)

Jamie Hepburn: ...Youth Employment Strategy—2nd Annual Report 2015/2016” sets out the improvements that are being made in tandem with employers across the education system. We continue to invest in our successful modern apprenticeship programme and we are on target to achieve 26,000 new starts in 2016-17, as part of our target of 30,000 new starts by the last year of the parliamentary session....

Technical and Further Education Bill: Sixth-form Education: International Comparisons (9 Jan 2017)

Nick Gibb: ...contribution of the dedicated staff working in all types of post-16 education and the hard work of students. In fact, a record proportion of young people are now participating in education, training or apprenticeships. I can give my hon. Friend the Member for Cleethorpes (Martin Vickers) and the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Melanie Onn) the assurance that the Government support...

Technical and Further Education Bill: Education administration: transfer schemes (9 Jan 2017)

Gordon Marsden: ...act between the DWP and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. These things cannot just be left in one particular box. I pay tribute to the Minister for the passion that he has shown on apprenticeships, but the fact is that apprentices are still handicapped by a number of things on which the Government have yet to prove their bona fides. That includes issues relating...

Technical and Further Education Bill: Report on quality outcomes of completed apprenticeships (9 Jan 2017)

Tracy Brabin: ...the House that was specialised for further and technical education that was ongoing and that provided parity of esteem between technical, further and higher education, using the expertise of the new Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. This is a huge opportunity that is too good to miss.

Technical and Further Education Bill: Careers education: duty to publish strategy (9 Jan 2017)

“‘(1) The Secretary of State shall publish a strategy for the purposes of improving careers education for persons receiving education or training— (a) in the course of an approved English apprenticeship; (b) for the purposes of an approved technical education qualification; or (c) for the purposes of approved steps towards occupational competence. (2) The strategy shall be...

Technical and Further Education Bill: Objective of education administration (9 Jan 2017)

Gordon Marsden: ...and support that would not be available in a traditional insolvency process. That is extremely important in terms of the position of young people, particularly those who might be at college as part of their apprenticeship or of other training. I wish to speak particularly to the proposed new subsections 3(c), 3(d) and 3(e) set out in our amendment. One thing that the NSoA’s research...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (9 Jan 2017)

Baroness Cohen of Pimlico: ...;5,000 a year, which is very much less than 9,000 a year, for a three-year degree, and 6,000 a year for a two-year degree. We have part-time degrees all over the place and we offer degree-awarding apprenticeships. We are fairly specialised. We stick within the general field of law and business, although we have just branched out into nursing and medicine—so tomorrow the...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (1st Day) (9 Jan 2017)

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich: ...which are not and will never wish to be universities give degrees. Further education colleges are a very obvious and important sector. We are also, I am delighted to say, moving into a world with degree apprenticeships. The question is whether the definition of a university is perhaps not super-precise but clear and perfectly workable, like almost every other definition in legislation all...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Construction: Skilled Workers (9 Jan 2017)

Jesse Norman: ...Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the body that supports training and skills in construction. DfE is currently working closely with employers in the construction industry to develop new apprenticeships for the sector. While evidence suggests there are sufficient learners going through the skills system, with over 200,000 construction qualifications being taken each year, reforms...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices (9 Jan 2017)

Jo Churchill: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship places are available in (a) Suffolk, (b) East Anglia and (c) England and Wales; and how many such places are vacant.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices (9 Jan 2017)

Steve McCabe: ..., pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 52226, what assessment she has made of the potential effect that advances in robotics will have on job opportunities for low-skilled apprenticeship graduates.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Manufacturing Industries: Training (9 Jan 2017)

Robert Halfon: ...is the quality of teaching so we have announced 67 million for the next 5 years to recruit and train an extra 2,500 maths and physics teachers and upskill 15,000 existing maths and physics teachers. Higher Apprenticeships and Degree Apprenticeships are helping bring on the technical skills that manufacturers need, and we have seen a 43.6 increase in apprenticeship starts in the...


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