Promoting Social Mobility through Apprenticeships
The number of apprenticeship starts from the most disadvantaged quintile fell by 30% between 2015/16 and 2018/19. In this video Edward Donkor from the Social Mobility Commission explores how apprenticeships can improve social mobility and provides a toolkit for employers, and other stakeholders, to increase the accessibility of their apprenticeship programmes.
Introducing the Midwifery T-Level at La Retraite Sixth Form
T-levels are an alternative qualification students can study as an alternative to studying A levels. We heard from Ruth Coyle, Director of Learning at La Retraite Catholic Girls School about how the school is introducing a Midwifery T-Level to the curriculum.
Showcasing Local Employers to Improve Youth Employment Opportunities
The number of young people not in education, employment or training in January to March 2022 was estimated at 10.4%. We heard from Julie Young, Post-16 Advisor at Somerset County Council, about how the TalentEd Academy programmes has provided young people with opportunities to explore future careers following education.
Introducing the Construction T-Level at La Retraite Sixth Form
T Levels provide students with an alternative qualification to A Levels and can help students get into skilled employment and higher education. We heard from the Director of Learning at La Retraite Sixth form about how they are working to introduce a Construction T Level to the curriculum.
HEFE Marketing: UCAS Admissions and the Impact of Covid-19
UCAS saw university applications rise during the height of the pandemic, up 1.6% from 2019. Andy Frampton and Mike Adams of UCAS shared their insights on the impact of Covid-19, as well as their forecast for the future of admissions.
Apprenticeships: A Catalyst for Social Mobility?
Apprenticeships pose the opportunity for those with fewer qualifications to excel in their careers. We spoke to Dr Steven Cooper, Interim Co-Chair, Social Mobility Commission and CEO, C.Hoare & Co about their experience with apprenticeships.