Link to helpful app developed by Ofqual for those interested in finding out about vocational and technical qualifications:

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/vocational-and-technical-qualifications-the-regulators-perspective

The Office of the Independent Adjudicator, the body responsible for reviewing student complaints against institutions, has released guidance for higher education providers in supporting disabled students and handling their complaints.

Useful guidance to be aware of when supporting higher education students. Note that it applies to higher education only.

http://www.oiahe.org.uk/providers-and-good-practice/good-practice-framework/supporting-disabled-students.aspx

The government has published the T level Action Plan today. This gives more detail on the plans for introducing technical education reform, and T levels in particular. The plan sets out opportunities for those who want to be involved and contribute.  
 
You can access the Action Plan via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/post-16-skills-plan-andindependent-report-on-technical-education
 
It sets out recent progress and plans for the coming months, specifically:
 
a) How T levels fit within the wider education landscape, what they are and who they are for. It confirms that T levels will be offered at level 3.

b)  A high level timetable for implementation, confirming which T level routes and pathways will be delivered when, and by whom

c) Next steps on the development of key elements of the programme

d) Confirmation that qualifications will be offered under exclusive licensing

e) An announcement that we have formally convened T level Panels, made up of employers, professional bodies and providers, to develop outline content for the new qualifications
 
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Today, 6 October 2017, the DfE SEN Implementation Team have released two papers about apprenticesips:

Available documents:

Image of My Future Choices Magazine CoverThe Transition Information Network have today launched the new edition of their magazine My Future Choices.  You can download a copy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 27th January 2017 the government published a Disabled Student Sector Leadership Group report on how HE providers can ensure that they are equipped to support disabled students.

The report can be accessed through this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-teaching-and-learning-in-higher-education

Details about the government Access to Work scheme can be found through this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/access-to-work-factsheet