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Health and Social Care, and Childcare – new website now live

WJEC and City & Guilds are pleased to announce that our new website for the suite of Health and Social Care, and Childcare qualifications is now live.

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City & Guilds Group calls for more flexibility in the apprenticeship system as numbers expected to drop again

Given the expected drop in new apprenticeship starts tomorrow, and the fact that around 90% of the levy remains unspent, the City & Guilds Group has called upon Government to listen to employers by allowing more flexibility in how the apprenticeship levy is spent. This is vital to ensure apprenticeships remain a viable skills solution for businesses.

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Employers and education providers voice serious concerns over T Level work placements

“Skills gaps and skills shortages are severely hampering UK productivity and T Levels have the potential to help solve these; providing young people with high-quality technical education to both improve their employability and create a better-skilled workforce."

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Following its search for a new home for the Tech Partnership’s work in schools, the Tech Partnership today announces that a City & Guilds consortium is taking over the TechFuture programme, ensuring a bright future for the portfolio of TechFuture Classroom, TechFuture Girls, TechFuture Badges and TechFuture Ambassadors.

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Apprenticeships remain crucial to the future of the UK construction industry

How can employers take matters into their own hands and start using apprenticeships to ensure they’ve got a workforce in place to shape the future of the industry?

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The apprenticeship levy: a solution for UK skills shortages

While employers continue to have reservations about the way apprenticeships are funded, a new piece of research by City and Guilds and accounting firm Grant Thornton suggests that they are starting to get to grips with apprenticeships.

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Getting to grips with the Apprenticeship Levy

I would ask for caution before people start writing the levy off as a failure. Any new system needs time to bed in – especially one with such significant changes involved.

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Don't write apprenticeships off. They haven't even got started yet

With so much negative discussion, questions have understandably been raised about the future of apprenticeships in the UK. The good news is that despite what the headlines say it seems like good progress has been made in the first year.

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