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1127747
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Languages: GCSE more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the difficulty in obtaining top grades in exams on the number of students choosing to study a foreign language at GCSE. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 257044 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department is aware that many factors can influence a student’s decision to study languages at GCSE level. As the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessment in England, Ofqual takes claims of grading severity in modern foreign languages (MFL) seriously. Ofqual is currently conducting a comprehensive review of grading standards in GCSE French, German and Spanish to see if there is a compelling case for an adjustment to grading standards in these subjects. Ofqual’s review will consider statistical evidence, contextual data including trends in the numbers taking these subjects, and the quality of students’ work through looking at how GCSE grades relate to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Ofqual is also gathering the views of subject experts and other stakeholders and is due to report on this work in autumn 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Department wants to see more pupils taking a language GCSE. We are supporting schools to increase the number of pupils taking GCSEs in languages through several programmes including, the £4.8 million MFL pedagogy programme, an undergraduate digi-mentoring scheme, the £10 million Mandarin Excellence Programme, and targeted communications activity at key points in the school year to challenge misconceptions about studying languages.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:39:28.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:39:28.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1127748
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading English Baccalaureate more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to ensure that grades awarded for EBaccs are comparable across all subjects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 257045 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). I have asked its Chief Regulator, Sally Collier, to write directly to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses. ​​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:40:39.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:40:39.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1127751
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason Government funding was withdrawn for the Quality Assurance Agency's regulatory and Quality Assurance licensing of Access Validating Agency's for the new academic year 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 256937 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Under the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, the Office for Students cannot pay the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) to regulate or quality assure Access Validating Agency’s or Access to Higher Education Courses beyond 31 July 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The department has spoken with the QAA to discuss how it is adapting to the conclusion of these historic contracts and will hold further discussions later in the year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:42:47.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:42:47.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1127780
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children's Play more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons children’s play is not prioritized in the five foundations for building character. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Totnes more like this
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Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
star this property uin 257060 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>World-class education is not only about having the highest standards in academic and technical education, it also means ensuring that education builds character and resilience.</p><p>We want all children and young people to have opportunities to develop the key character traits of believing that they can achieve, being able to stick with the task in hand, seeing a link between effort today and reward in the future, and being able to bounce back from the knocks that life inevitably brings to all of us. Character must also be grounded in positive values such as kindness, generosity, fairness, tolerance and integrity.</p><p>The 5 Foundations for Building Character announced on 7 February by my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education are sport, creativity, performing, volunteering and membership, and the world of work. Each of these areas covers a very wide range of activities that children and young people can enjoy doing. In developing key character traits, research suggests that high-quality delivery of the 5 foundations should take a structured approach, occur over a sustained period of time, and be self-directed by the child or young person. Through the support of teachers, coaches or other professionals, children and young people are more likely to receive a higher level of challenge and develop the traits that can help them achieve their goals.</p><p>Play can provide benefits to children and young people through physical activity and promotion of wellbeing, but the audit of the availability of out-of-school activities across the country does not currently include playing outside as that activity does not provide the structured and high quality elements that are required in character building activities as proposed in the 5 Foundations for Building Character.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 257062 more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:13:39.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:13:39.48Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4073
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
1127782
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Extracurricular Activities: Children's Play more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the audit of out of school activities will include playing outside. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Totnes more like this
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Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
star this property uin 257062 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>World-class education is not only about having the highest standards in academic and technical education, it also means ensuring that education builds character and resilience.</p><p>We want all children and young people to have opportunities to develop the key character traits of believing that they can achieve, being able to stick with the task in hand, seeing a link between effort today and reward in the future, and being able to bounce back from the knocks that life inevitably brings to all of us. Character must also be grounded in positive values such as kindness, generosity, fairness, tolerance and integrity.</p><p>The 5 Foundations for Building Character announced on 7 February by my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education are sport, creativity, performing, volunteering and membership, and the world of work. Each of these areas covers a very wide range of activities that children and young people can enjoy doing. In developing key character traits, research suggests that high-quality delivery of the 5 foundations should take a structured approach, occur over a sustained period of time, and be self-directed by the child or young person. Through the support of teachers, coaches or other professionals, children and young people are more likely to receive a higher level of challenge and develop the traits that can help them achieve their goals.</p><p>Play can provide benefits to children and young people through physical activity and promotion of wellbeing, but the audit of the availability of out-of-school activities across the country does not currently include playing outside as that activity does not provide the structured and high quality elements that are required in character building activities as proposed in the 5 Foundations for Building Character.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 257060 more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:13:39.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:13:39.543Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4073
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
1127786
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Arts: Curriculum more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on the inclusion of music, dance and theatre in the school curriculum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 256913 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department strongly believes that the arts form an important part of a broad and balanced National Curriculum, which is why art &amp; design, dance, drama and music are compulsory for pupils aged 5-14 in state-maintained schools. The arts contribute significantly towards our economy and can transform lives and introduce young people to a huge range of opportunities. As a result, the Department is providing nearly £500 million of funding between 2016 and 2020 for a diverse portfolio of arts and music education programmes. £300 million of this funding is ring-fenced to support music education. The Department funds other music, dance and drama programmes as well, and also provides opportunities for young people to attend Saturday Arts Clubs and visit museums.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:44:15.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:44:15.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1127816
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of children in unregistered children's homes in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 257079 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p>Information on the placements of children looked-after is collected annually and published in the statistical release “Children looked after in England (including adoptions): 2017 to 2018”. The latest release is available on the department’s statistical web page at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018</a>. Previous releases can be located here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-looked-after-children" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-looked-after-children</a>.</p><p>Any child specifically placed in unregistered provision could be reported across a number of placement categories, but not exclusively in any, so we can not estimate the number of children placed within unregistered homes.</p><p>Unregulated accommodation can be the right option for some older children in care and care leavers aged 16 or 17, providing a stepping-stone towards moving into an independent tenancy.</p><p>However, I want a better understanding of the use of this type of provision and have commissioned a piece of research to understand the issues related to the use of unregistered and unregulated provision. Sir Alan Wood, in his role as chair of the Residential Care Leadership Board, will oversee this work, which will develop our understanding of the reasons for local authorities placing children in these settings and their quality. I visited some unregulated provision on 23 May to further my knowledge of this type of accommodation.</p><p>In May, I wrote to all Directors of Children’s Services asking them to ensure that the accommodation they use is suitable; and to ensure that young people are getting the support they need.</p><p>I take providing appropriate support to young people in care and leaving care very seriously. That is why the government is funding local authorities to implement ‘Staying Put’, which allows care leavers to stay with their foster carer up to the age of 21, and piloting ‘Staying Closer’ in 8 local authorities, which provides an enhanced support offer for young people leaving residential care.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:06:05.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:06:05.983Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1127897
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading National College Creative Industries more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Departments policy is on providing prospective partners different EOI submission dates for the opportunity to partner the National College Creative Industries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 256932 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>The National College of Creative Industries (NCCI) has undertaken a structure and prospects appraisal to identify potential partners. Submission dates were set so that every prospective partner had the same opportunity: 5 working days to submit their expression of interest to the NCCI.</p><p>NCCI has 6 studio spaces which are shared between the learners and commercial clients on a timetable which enables training and work experience for the learners and a commercial space for the local community and commercial clients. The hire of studio spaces is part of the income that the college receives, along with the funding for students and the levy payments from employers for apprentices.</p><p>A process evaluation of the National College programme, including NCCI, is underway and is due to be published by the end of the year.</p><p>Data supplied by the college’s own records shows that all learners (167 learners over the last 12 months, although the breakdown data by month is not available) have undertaken work-based learning opportunities on commercial projects as an essential component of their qualifications. To clarify, the college is based in the Backstage Centre, which is a commercial production, rehearsal and training venue owned by the college.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
256933 more like this
256934 more like this
256935 more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T15:22:04.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:22:04.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1127902
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading National College Creative Industries more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the studio space occupied by the National College of Creative Industries (a) is hired out to commercial clients and (b) comprises an income-generating business. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 256933 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>The National College of Creative Industries (NCCI) has undertaken a structure and prospects appraisal to identify potential partners. Submission dates were set so that every prospective partner had the same opportunity: 5 working days to submit their expression of interest to the NCCI.</p><p>NCCI has 6 studio spaces which are shared between the learners and commercial clients on a timetable which enables training and work experience for the learners and a commercial space for the local community and commercial clients. The hire of studio spaces is part of the income that the college receives, along with the funding for students and the levy payments from employers for apprentices.</p><p>A process evaluation of the National College programme, including NCCI, is underway and is due to be published by the end of the year.</p><p>Data supplied by the college’s own records shows that all learners (167 learners over the last 12 months, although the breakdown data by month is not available) have undertaken work-based learning opportunities on commercial projects as an essential component of their qualifications. To clarify, the college is based in the Backstage Centre, which is a commercial production, rehearsal and training venue owned by the college.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
256932 more like this
256934 more like this
256935 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-30T15:22:04.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:22:04.827Z
star this property answering member
1523
star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
unstar this property tabling member
410
unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1127903
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading National College Creative Industries more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will commission a review of the (a) effectiveness and (b) value for money of the National College of Creative Industries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 256934 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>The National College of Creative Industries (NCCI) has undertaken a structure and prospects appraisal to identify potential partners. Submission dates were set so that every prospective partner had the same opportunity: 5 working days to submit their expression of interest to the NCCI.</p><p>NCCI has 6 studio spaces which are shared between the learners and commercial clients on a timetable which enables training and work experience for the learners and a commercial space for the local community and commercial clients. The hire of studio spaces is part of the income that the college receives, along with the funding for students and the levy payments from employers for apprentices.</p><p>A process evaluation of the National College programme, including NCCI, is underway and is due to be published by the end of the year.</p><p>Data supplied by the college’s own records shows that all learners (167 learners over the last 12 months, although the breakdown data by month is not available) have undertaken work-based learning opportunities on commercial projects as an essential component of their qualifications. To clarify, the college is based in the Backstage Centre, which is a commercial production, rehearsal and training venue owned by the college.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
256932 more like this
256933 more like this
256935 more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T15:22:04.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:22:04.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this