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Office for Students publishes data on changes in healthcare student numbers

From 2017, funding reforms to pre-registration healthcare university courses meant that students could access loans to cover tuition fees and living costs rather than non-repayable bursaries and gave universities more flexibility in the provision of healthcare courses

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Thinking about your uni choices? Discover Uni has official information to help you: Decide if uni is right for you Choose what and where to study Find and compare courses

Although the term ‘uni ‘ is being used College based courses are included

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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