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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Young People 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 recent steps his Department has taken to improve options for young people outside of academic study and qualifications. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 190438 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Following our reforms to apprenticeships, we are making significant reforms to technical education, the centrepiece being the introduction of T levels - a high quality and rigorous technical alternative to academic education. T levels will be two-year classroom-based technical training programmes for 16 to 19 year olds, which include a technical qualification, work placement, English and maths and any other components required by employers. The first teaching of T levels will begin in September 2020 with all routes available from September 2022. We will be investing up to an additional £500 million a year on T levels once fully rolled out.</p><p>This builds on our reforms to apprenticeships, making them longer, better, with more off-the-job training and proper assessment at the end. We are also encouraging employers to take on younger apprentices aged 16 to 18, through incentives to employers and training providers. We have also introduced a new careers strategy which sets out how we will go further to make sure that young people can talk regularly to employers and training providers while they are still at school. This includes a new law, requiring all maintained schools and academies to make sure that there is an opportunity for a range of providers to talk to pupils from years 8 to 13 about approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships, so that they are aware of the different options.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford remove filter
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:14:08.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:14:08.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Further Education: Disadvantaged 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 steps the Government is taking to remove barriers preventing students from disadvantaged backgrounds participate in further education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 190440 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The 16 to 19 funding arrangements for school and college places include an element of disadvantage funding. This element of the funding is for providers to attract, retain and support disadvantaged students and to support students with special educational needs and disabilities. Disadvantage funding is provided to institutions for students with low prior attainment or for students who live in the most disadvantaged areas. For the 2018/19 academic year, we have allocated approximately £510 million to institutions for 16 to 19 year olds to provide extra support for students from disadvantaged areas.</p><p>The department also provides financial support for 16 to 19 year olds who are economically disadvantaged to help with costs associated with staying in post-16 education such as travel and course equipment. The 16-19 Bursary Fund is the main programme, but there is also residential and childcare support available. These programmes aim to enable 16 to 19 year olds to participate in education whatever their financial situation.</p><p>For those aged 19 and above, the Adult Education Budget provides financial support to help adult learners to overcome barriers that prevent them from taking part in learning. Through learner support, colleges and training providers have the discretion and flexibility to help learners meet costs such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. In addition, learning support, such as equipment, an interpreter or support worker, is available to meet the needs of learners with learning difficulties or disabilities. If the cost of support exceeds the fixed monthly rate that providers can claim or if the cost of support exceeds £19,000 per learner per year, providers can apply for exceptional learning support.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford remove filter
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:17:08.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:17:08.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Further Education: Pay and Pensions 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 his Department has made of the increase in salary and pension costs in the further education sector in the next 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 191391 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of individual employers within the further education sector to set the salaries of their staff. For the period of 2019 to 2020, we estimate that £80 million more will need to be put into the Teacher Pensions Scheme by further education employers as a result of the recent revaluation.</p><p>Our intention is to fund general further education colleges and sixth form colleges, specialist designated institutions and adult and community learning providers for the increased costs resulting from the changes to the valuation of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.</p><p>We will undertake a public consultation to make sure that we are allocating funding to where it is most needed. We expect to launch the consultation in December, with a response in January 2019. As the Local Government Pensions Scheme is due to be revalued in 2019, we are therefore unable to make estimates about employer costs until that valuation is completed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford remove filter
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T15:05:59.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:05:59.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this