2015 Election manifestos: what they say for skills and training

1 May 2015

A summary from CCSkills with key details of each party’s position on apprenticeships and learning.

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2015 Election manifestos: what they say for skills and training

Compared with the previous election, the 2015 General Election manifestos have shown a greater emphasis on apprenticeships and vocational learning as a route to work for young people. Read more

The UK creative sector leads the world in talent – now it needs a strategy

A plan that links culture, the creative industries and education would encourage economic growth and draw new talent from universities. Read more

Independent school pupils at record high

Figures published by the Independent Schools Council (ISC) show a slight rise in the numbers of privately educated pupils since last year. In total, there are 517,113 pupils at ISC schools this year, according to the council's annual survey of members. This is up by about 1%, or 5,000 more students, on 2014. Read more

Inquiry to explore young people's mental health provision

An inquiry into mental health issues faced by young people has been launched by the British Youth Council's (BYC) youth select committee. The committee, made up of 11 young people aged between 13 and 18, will look at what can be done to prevent stigma and discrimination towards young people suffering from mental health issues and the impact it has on their education. Read more

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCHOOLS AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Little Universe

Call for Schools! Acclaimed performance company Fevered Sleep present their outdoor show Little Universe to schools in Brent & Ealing. A movement piece about the biggest and smallest things in the Universe, for under 7s. Final dates available June 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12. Contact General Manager Emily Jameson on 020 3815 6430 or email her. Read more

Next Choreography taster session for 14-21 year olds

A yearlong programme by Siobhan Davies Dance which aims to stimulate new ways of thinking about the choreographic processes used across artistic disciplines. Over the year participants explore making their own work and curate and produce a youth choreographic festival at Siobhan Davies Studios. Participants are also offered the opportunity to achieve Arts Award qualifications. Apply now

NYO 2016 - Apply now

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is recruiting for 2016 and the application process is now open. If you are aged 13-18, play at Grade 8 distinction level and are totally committed to music, apply now

London Transport Museum - Model City Recruitment Event

The exciting new design project being run by London Transport Museum is looking for enthusiastic young design minds to join them as Young Volunteer Consultants to deliver a live brief as part of their Transported by Design campaign. Read more

SoundSkool - Music, PSD and Functional Skills Qualifications for Young People

The music college provide free music courses for young people aged 16-18, (or up to 24, with a learning disability statement). For students who may not receive the grades they were expecting or are NEET, this alternative pathway in music education may be for them. Read more

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