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    Going Places: leading innovation in further education & skills report to launch

    Get ready - the Going Places report is about to launch in Parliament.

    In a changing policy landscape the further education and skills sector has always been responsive.

    This report looks at the inspiring innovation and leadership taking place in further education and skills across the United Kingdom. We highlight the best and make recommendations that would enable the best to become very best.

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    A spotlight on... young people launches online

    The Skills Commission is pleased to launch its first Spotlight report 'Young people with below average academic attainment and the skills sector'.

    Among many areas of the young person's pathway through skills and below average academic attainment, the report highlights how there has been a significant increase in young people aged 17+ failing to reach the benchmark grades in English and maths, following policy changes mandating young people to retake GCSE maths and English, if they have not achieved a C or above at 16.

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    New Project: A Spotlight On...

    The Skills Commission is embarking on a new project, A Spotlight On…, which will examine individuals and groups within the skills training and FE systems.

    The Spotlight project will produce a series of reports to engage policy makers by providing analysis, highlighting concerns and drawing attention to where policy can be improved. Provisional topics include:

    · Young people with below average educational attainment

    · Older workers looking to retrain

    · Needs of small employers

    · Apprentices – access and progression

    · Women and the skills system

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The Skills Commission is an independent body comprising of leading figures from across the education sector that meets every month in Parliament to discuss important issues in skills, training and further education policy.