Qualification Reforms

Functional Skills v GCSE – the equivalency debate. The Government have set out its views for strengthening English and maths in post 16 education by positioning GCSE qualification in these subjects as the preferred choice as opposed to Functional Skills qualifications, which has perceived as ‘stepping stones’ to GCSE achievement. AELP has always maintained that there should be parity between GCSE and Functional Skills, with a level 2 Functional Skills qualification recognised as equivalent to a ‘good’ GCSE (grade A*- C or 9 - 4).

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Clarity still needed after government issues draft strategic guidance to the new Institute of Apprenticeships

Press Releases: Clarity still needed after government issues draft strategic guidance to the new Institute of Apprenticeships

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), representing providers who deliver over three-quarters of England’s apprenticeships, has given its initial response to the government’s consultation on the draft strategic guidance to the new Institute of Apprenticeships.

The draft guidance, published today by the DfE, sets out the IFA’s role as follows: Read more >