Highlights of week ending 23 April 2021

It’s been another busy week, with all aspects of education and age groups covered by announcements and reports. The Government began work on two aspects of the recent Skills for Jobs White Paper. It opened a new consultation on flexi-job apprenticeship schemes, seeking views on how the new schemes could be run. In addition, applications were opened to become a Local Skills Improvement Plan trailblazer or Strategic Development Fund pilot as part of the Skills Accelerator.