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    Going Places: leading innovation in further education & skills report launches

    Skills Commission issues report calling for strategic skills funding decisions for devolution

    The Skills Commission is calling for devolution funding to be based on an area’s ambition and need, not just population or business size, to ensure devolved areas can fill the skills gap. 

    Lord David Blunkett, Barry Sheerman MP, Dame Ruth Silver and Neil Bates, Principal and CEO of the UK’s first college of advanced technology, have come together with the Skills Commission to launch its new report Going Places: innovation in further education and skills in the Houses of Parliament on 8th December.

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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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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.