Monthly Archives: August 2016

Why is BIS so doctrinaire about qualifications in apprenticeships?

It would be daft to turn the Richard Review into a holy text which we can never deviate from.  It wasn’t written that way, it won’t bear that weight, and I’m sure Doug Richard himself would say he meant it … Continue reading

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Roll up!  Roll up!  Get your free apprentice ‘ere

We do need to be careful about this.  You can well understand why Robert Halfon was so keen to tweet the good news earlier that he’s got a better deal to encourage small firms to employ apprentices: Employers: <50 employees? … Continue reading

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That was a short honeymoon!

Just three weeks ago FE Week reported that the sector had given a “Warm welcome for new minister for apprenticeships and skills”.  Now Robert Halfon is being called “silly” and “naïve” on Twitter for his view that “apprenticeships should be … Continue reading

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