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    FETL Winter Symposium 2019 – ‘Setting up the Future: FE beyond 2020’

    The FETL Winter Symposium 2019 was held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 11th December 2019.

    With help from Policy Connect, the event brought together sector leaders, academics and practitioners to discuss how to set out an ambitious, long-term vision for the future of further education beyond 2020. The panel was made up of Baroness Alison Wolf of Dulwich, who was part of the Augar Review into Post-18 Education and Funding; James Kirkup, the Director of the Social Market Foundation; Lesley Davies OBE, principal and CEO of the Trafford College Group; and Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Group Managing Director at the City & Guilds Group. The event was chaired by Stephen Exley, Further Education Editor at Tes.

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    The Augar Review: What next?

    On July 9th Policy Connect hosted a session of the APPG for Skills and Employment on the Augar Review into Post-18 Education, attended by Philip Augar and Baroness Wolf. 

    Amidst the Conservative Leadership contest the event considered how the Post-18 Education and Funding Review, commissioned by Theresa May in 2017 would fare under a new Conservative Prime Mininister. 


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    Worth the Wait? Policy Connect’s Response to the Augar Review

    “Any rumours on the launch date?”

    For months, in conversations among members of FE and HE, often over warm orange juice and cold croissants at sector conferences and panels, the launch of the Government’s Post-18 review has been anticipated. For those who are tired of hearing themselves quip – “let’s see what Augar recommends…” – the report has finally landed.

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    APGSE Event on T Levels

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment hosted a roundtable in Parliament this week, bringing together parliamentarians, employers, awarding bodies, providers and sector bodies to discuss the Government’s new T Levels.  

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    Lords Intergenerational Fairness Committee. Skills Commission. Simon Kelleher. Policy Connect.
    Skills Commission: Lords Intergenerational Fairness Committee

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    Skills Commission Policy Win

    Lords Committee call for increased investment in FE following Policy Connects evidence

    The House of Lords Committee on Intergernational Fairness and Provision has included increased investment for lifelong learning amongst its recommendations for overcoming generational inequalities. 

    Read more about the report and the evidence we presented to the Committee here.

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The APGSE serves to raise the profile and status of skills and employment policy in the UK.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment  (APGSE) is a coalition of UK Parliamentarians from all parties, devoted to raising the profile and status of skills and employment policy in the UK. We bring together Parliament, employers, and the skills sector to promote and develop effective skills policy as a central means of personal and economic development for the 21st Century.

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