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  • Pearson leads search for young World Changers

    Leading explorers, creatives, campaigners and entrepreneurs are joining forces with learning company Pearson to inspire and recognise the young pioneers who are striving to make a positive difference in the world as part of a new awards initiative.

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  • Statement from Sharon Hague with Vocational Qualifications update

    During these extraordinary times, many teachers, learners and families have been feeling uncertain and anxious about the closure of schools and the cancellation of exams this summer. We know this has been extremely unsettling, and it remains our overwhelming priority to support you throughout this unprecedented situation. 

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  • Independent Commission highlights urgent need to focus on skills and lifelong learning in a changing economy

    Further reform needed to boost UK competitiveness and ensure young people and adults are set up to succeed in the future world of work

    • Further reform to the UK skills system could unlock an annual £22 billion competitiveness dividend
    • The economic case for action on skills is clear: Brexit uncertainty, technological disruption, and a slump in productivity worse than any other G7 nation are hampering the UK’s competitiveness and putting the career prospects of young people and adult workers at risk
    • Immediate focus should be on ensuring the right provision and flexible pathways are available, creating opportunities which enable lifelong learning, and supporting these efforts through refined investment in education.
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