We were at the AELP conference earlier this week and joined the audience is listening to the new minister’s first official speech.
FE Week summed it up by saying “The new skills minister has reassured the sector that her motivation in the role is “to make it work” rather than to introduce “new, bright ideas”, after what has been a “frustrating” and “bruising period” for many providers recently.”
So there wasn’t anything new, with no mention of changes to English or maths requirements re GCSE resits and acknowledgment that there were lots of issues such as the following:
– Off-the-job training percentages
– Non-levy tenders and contracts that affect many thousands of small employers