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Innovative adult retraining scheme rolled out further National Retraining Scheme gathers pace as new digital service Get Help to Retrain is rolled out to the West Midlands and North East

Education Minister Kemi Badenoch has today (20 August) announced the further rollout of the Get Help to Retrain digital service to the West Midlands and North East following a successful launch across the Liverpool City region last month.

The Get Help to Retrain digital service is the first of a series of products that will make up the Governments’ landmark National Retraining Scheme, which is being developed to support adults whose jobs may change due to new technologies – such as automation and AI – to retrain and get on the path to a new career.

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Open consultation Improving higher technical education DfE

Higher technical education is post-18 education aligned to technical routes, such as accounting, engineering, management or laboratory science.

The DfE would like to hear your views on plans to:

create a new system to make it clearer which higher technical qualifications provide the skills employers want
work with the Office for Students to recognise and develop high-quality provision of higher technical education
make higher technical education a more positive and popular choice by raising awareness and understanding of it among potential students and employers

Consultation further background information here

Consultation response here

Degree Apprenticeships Motivations Research Report by Wavehill social and economic research ltd for the Office for Students

Degree apprenticeships offer paid employment alongside the education element of the apprenticeship and is the highest rated motivating factor by degree apprentices.

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Stability, transparency, flexibility and employer ownership –Institute of Student Employers

Employer recommendations for improving the apprenticeship

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