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Degrees vs apprenticeships

When headlines are constantly suggesting that universities are dishing out first class degrees like no there’s no tomorrow, how much does a grade really reflect our employability skills? After ten years in education, three more years of academic studying whilst racking up to £50,000 worth of debt, university may not seem like the most appealing…

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Sector leaders urge Conservatives to reconsider cuts to further education

Education leaders from across the further education sector have warned against more cuts being proposed by the Conservatives. The comments have been made after the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne (pictured right), announced that to balance the books a further £30 billion in public spending cuts would be implemented if the Conservatives were to…

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Osborne: apprenticeships should be funded by cutting youth benefits

At the Conservative conference two weeks ago, the Chancellor, George Osborne unveiled plans that he claims will tackle the long term problem of youth unemployment, including removing housing benefit from childless young people, preventing under- 21s from claiming Job Seekers’ Allowance if they are still unemployed after six months and using the money saved to…

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