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End Point Assessment – Is it really delivering better apprenticeships?

Posted by Tony Allen on November 9, 2017

We are all, in Apprenticeship Land, very familiar with the concept of End-point Assessment, or EPA. Originally devised by Matthew Hancock as part of his far-reaching apprenticeship reforms, the principle of EPA was intended to put some integrity into the overall value of apprenticeships. By separating the body that undertook the final decision regarding whether or not the apprentice had ‘passed’ their apprenticeship, from the organisation that had delivered the training, it was hoped that apprenticeships would be more highly valued.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Global Education Market Survey: What's in a question?

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on October 23, 2017
Earlier this year we launched our ‘Global Education Market Survey’ at a time when new leaders across the world were bringing in changes, from the controversial appointment of Betsy DeVos in America to the Gonski 2.0 funding changes, and Higher Education Reform Package in Australia to the Apprenticeship Levy, Higher Education and Research Act, and Technical and Further Education Act in the UK.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

Trailblazing to….who knows where!

Posted by Tony Allen on September 19, 2017

In the ‘How to’ guide for Trailblazer groups, the Institute for Apprenticeships says:

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Implementing good data management - a video guide

Posted by Mat Kirby on August 1, 2017

We have produced a series of coffee-break short videos explaining how implementing good data management supports an organisation’s quality improvement, reduces its exposure to financial clawback and can provide effective evidence to meet the requirements of the Common Inspection Framework.

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Topics: Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability

"A very promising start Minister!'' - Anne Milton's first days in office.

Posted by Tony Allen on July 18, 2017

We all anticipate the appoint of a new Skills Minister with some trepidation! Who is it going to be? Do they have any background in FE? Politically are they on their way up or down!? Well from my viewpoint Anne Milton has made a very positive start.  Her very first speech at the recent AELP Conference revealed that she is determined to sort out some of the often-farcical mistakes of the last few months. In her first few days she has:

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Education evolution not revolution

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on July 12, 2017

Tribal's Product Marketing Manager, Nathaniel Harvatt takes a look at the evolution of music vs education over the years - and the similarities and differences between the two.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

Celebrating inspiring educators - Leonardo Helicopters

Posted by Lauren Hancox on June 28, 2017

It's no secret that staff at Tribal are passionately dedicated to empowering education around the world. Recently we've been working closely with a whole host of inspiring educators; and after spending time with some of them, we wanted to share their stories. Here's what happened when we went to visit a selection of wonderful inspiring educators…

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

A Hung Parliament, what does it mean for education?

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on June 9, 2017

It is a result that many hadn’t expected, certainly when the general election campaigns began in May, that we would be waking up to a hung parliament.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

Election 2017 - education policies at a glance

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on May 25, 2017

With the general election not far away what are the three main political parties saying about education?  We have compiled all the key points and main pledges so you can see at a glance what each party are promising.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

Filling the Skills Gap: A view from the UK

Posted by Lauren Hancox on May 24, 2017

 

The skills gap in the UK is back in the spotlight following the triggering of Article 50 and ambitious net migration targets. Tribal Group has taken a look at the problem, the initiatives and what can be done.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability