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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...


Concern over schools being slow to let external providers talk to pupils

The impact of a new law which forces schools to allow training organisations the chance to speak to pupils about technical qualifications and apprenticeships will be reviewed by the DfE. The government has commissioned the Association of Employm...