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New Year’s Honours for the Employability and Skills Sectors

New Year’s Honours for the Employability and Skills Sectors The 2019 New Year’s Honours List has seen a broad number of industry figures recognised from the employability and vocational skills sectors. Amongst those recognised i...


Assessment Guide for Licensed Awarding Bodies and Assessors

The Quality in Careers Standard has published a new Assessment Guide for Licensed Awarding Bodies and Assessors. Packed with useful information on the assessment framework and the key characteristics of effective assessment, the Assessment Guide...


Young people feel unprepared for working life

In a world of rapidly changing technological working environments and labour market structure, it is understandable that young people feel at a loss. Especially as the curriculum struggles to keep pace with providing a future-proof skillset. How...


The Budget

The budget sets out the government’s vision for developing new skills needed for the UK’s long-term prosperity and an economy fit for the future. In light of this, many people are angry about both the wording and the sentiment o...


Have Your Say - Higher Apprenticeship: Career Development Professional

Higher Apprenticeship Standard: Career Development Professional It is great news that the Employers’ Group working on the new Higher Apprenticeship Standard for Career Development Professionals, is ready to receive feedback from caree...