Articles tagged Education

New research to assess skills needs in the jewellery industry

First published on Mon, September 02, 2013.

Creative & Cultural Skills, working in partnership with Private 2 Public Ltd, have today launched new research which will map key skills needs in the jewellery industry. The research, which is the first of its kind to examine this creative and economically dynamic industry as a whole, will draw on...

Tomorrow's Growth: New Routes to Higher Skills

First published on Thu, August 08, 2013.

Tomorrow’s Growth, a new report from CBI, argues that the demand for degree level technical skills – required in sectors such as engineering and manufacturing, but also the creative industries - cannot be met by traditional university courses. Key to revolving this issue will be improved links between higher education...

'Cultural Education: A Summary of Programmes and Opportunities' Published

First published on Mon, July 08, 2013.

The Department for Education and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport jointly released a new document on Friday, ‘Cultural Education: A Summary of Programmes and Opportunities’. The report purports to build on Darren Henley’s ‘Review of Cultural Education’, published in February 2012, but largely describes programmes of work already...

MPs discuss the value of the arts in first major commons debate in five years

First published on Thu, June 20, 2013.

Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman yesterday led a major debate in the House of Commons on the arts and the future of the creative industries. The debate was the first of its kind on the subject in over five years. Harman, who is also deputy leader of the Labour Party,...

IPPR - An Avalanche is Coming: Higher Education and the Revolution Ahead

First published on Thu, April 18, 2013.

This report from IPPR sets out the challenges ahead for higher education. It argues that the purpose and provision of higher education will undergo radical transformation as the twin pressures of new technology and globalisation recalibrate the ways in which people access education. The report asks whether or not the...

Arts Subjects at Key Stage 4 – invitation to tender launched

First published on Wed, March 06, 2013.

Creative & Cultural Skills, as research delivery partner for Arts Council England, are issuing an invitation to tender for a study on the future of arts subjects at Key Stage 4. The research is entitled ‘Arts subjects at Key Stage 4: a review of current GCSE provision and the development...

Gove abandons plans to drop GCSEs

First published on Thu, February 07, 2013.

Education minister Michael Gove gave a statement to the Commons this morning (Thursday 7th), announcing that proposed plans to replace GCSE exams with the English Baccalaureate Certificate (EBCs) will no longer go ahead. The move is part of a compromise deal between the Conservatives and their Lib Dem coalition partners....

Education Committee Inquiry into Careers Guidance for Young People

First published on Thu, January 24, 2013.

The Education Act 2011 introduced a statutory duty on schools in England to secure access to independent, impartial careers guidance for their pupils in years 9–11. This paper is the result of an inquiry - to which Creative & Cultural Skills submitted written evidence - held by the Education Committee...

New Traineeship to Help Young People into Apprenticeships and Employment Announced

First published on Thu, January 10, 2013.

Skills Minister Matt Hancock today set out new plans for a Government Traineeship Programme to help young people in England aged 18-24 prepare for the world of work. The programme, which will be funded by the Department for Education and BIS, will offer a flexible and tailored programme of work...

Richard Review of Apprenticeships is Published

First published on Tue, November 27, 2012.

The Richard Review was commissioned by BIS and led by social entrepreneur Doug Richard. It sets out to ask what the apprenticeship system should look like in the future in order to meet the needs of the changing economy. The Review, to which Creative & Cultural Skills submitted evidence, sets...

CBI - First Steps: A New Approach for Our Schools

First published on Tue, November 20, 2012.

This report from CBI warns that the current “ conveyor-belt” exam system “fosters a cult of the average” and allows a considerable minority of children to fall behind early and never catch up. Britain spends more on education than most other developed nations, but performs relatively poorly in international league...

Careers 2020: Options for future careers work in English schools

First published on Fri, November 02, 2012.

It is now an established statutory duty for schools, rather than local authorities, to secure provision of careers advice for school-aged children. This duty is framed very loosely, offering no funding or clear model for provision. Funding for face-to-face interaction with qualified careers advisors, for example, is no longer available,...

London Schools Research: Cultural Engagement

First published on Wed, October 24, 2012.

This report from A New Direction investigates cultural education in London schools, with a particular focus on the ways in which schools engage with cultural organisations. Although the report is broadly positive, it indicates that because the numbers of disadvantaged children are higher in London than across the country as...

Plans to change A-Level system announced

First published on Wed, October 17, 2012.

Michael Gove has announced plans to reform the current A-level system, it was reported today.  Responding to criticism from universities that students lack breadth of knowledge and are focusing too narrowly too quickly, the plans would ensure that students taking an arts subject would also have to take a maths...

New Government Apprenticeship Figures Published

First published on Tue, October 16, 2012.

New statistics published by the Government reveal that the number of adult learners participating in government-funded further education declined by 11% between the 2009/10 and 2010/11 academic years. The number obtaining a qualification in this same time period declined by 12%. Meanwhile, the number of adult learners starting apprenticeships increased...

The Holt Review is Published

First published on Fri, September 07, 2012.

Creative & Cultural Skills welcomes publication of the Holt Review: Making Apprenticeships More Accessible to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, published on 29 August 2012. Led by jeweller and entrepreneur Jason Holt, the report assesses how the apprenticeship system can be made more responsive to the needs of small and medium-sized...

CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey 2012

First published on Mon, June 18, 2012.

This report is the fifth education and skills survey carried out by CBI and The Pearson Think Tank. Based on a survey of more than 500 employers, representing all sizes, regions and sectors of the UK, findings suggest that forging connections between education and the world of work will continue to be...

Department for Education, The National Curriculum Consultation

First published on Mon, October 17, 2011.

The Department for Education is currently conducting a full review of the National Curriculum in England The Department for Education is currently conducting a full review of the National Curriculum in England

DCMS, Henley Review of Cultural Education

First published on Sat, April 30, 2011.

The DCMS commissioned a full review of cultural education in England. The report is expected at the end of 2011. The DCMS commissioned a full review of cultural education in England. The report is expected at the end of 2011.