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VS13 - Statement of Intent from the Department for Business, Innovation etc. Watch

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    VS13 - Statement of Intent from the Department for Business, Innovation and Lifelong Learning
    Department for Business, Innovation and Lifelong Learning
    Secretary of State: The Rt Hon. cranbrook_aspie MP

    This Government believes that in order to keep Britain relevant today's fast-moving world, having a flexible workforce which has as many skills as possible at its fingertips is vital, and that current provision for further education for adults is both woefully inadequate and in desperate need of standardisation. Therefore, it proposes to establish a National Education Service to make it easy for adults wanting to switch careers, progress in their current career or simply to broaden their skillset to gain the necessary skills and knowledge.

    Colleges
    133 National Education Service Colleges will be established. There will initially be one per English ceremonial county, Welsh preserved county, Scottish council area and Northern Irish county; excepting Greater London, where there will be four; and the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, Hampshire, Kent, Essex, Dyfed and Powys; in each of which there shall be two. A Commission will be set up for the finding of suitable locations to site the colleges.

    A total budget of £110m shall be allocated for the purchase of land and buildings. National Education Service colleges will share existing further education college sites where possible, sharing as much of their existing workforces as possible.

    Courses and Teaching Arrangements
    A course taken at a National Education Service College will be known as a National Education Service Course. A National Education Service Course shall consist of 45 hour-long sessions. Colleges and, as far as is reasonably practical, individual course teachers, shall be at liberty to decide the timing of these sessions.

    The courses contained in this list below are the ones that colleges will be obliged to offer, they may offer up to 15 additional ones if they wish. A qualification known as a National Education Service Qualification, which shall be a Level 3 NQF qualification, will be gained on completion of the course. In order to gain a National Education Service Qualification, one will have to sit an exam in the course one is taking.

    There will be a minimum of 1 teacher employed at every college for every course offered. In order to be employed as a teacher at a National Education Service College, an applicant shall be required to have completed either a degree in a subject related to the course they are applying to teach, or to have a minimum of 20 years' experience working in a related field. The salary of a teacher shall be £32,000 per year for the duration of the 2016-7 financial year.

    List of Courses
    Architecture
    Painting
    Building/DIY
    Business skills and finance
    Cookery
    Carpenting and woodwork
    Clothesmaking
    Design
    English, literature and writing
    Electrics
    Plumbing
    Photography
    Mathematics
    Science (incorporating elements of physics, chemistry and biology).
    History
    Music
    Musical instruments(Basic instruments offered: Piano, guitar, cello, violin, trumpet, flute and clarinet. Colleges may offer additional instruments if they wish.)
    IT
    Languages (Basic languages offered: Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, French, Japanese and German. Colleges may offer additional languages if they wish.)

    Provisional costings can be found in the Budget Report.
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    Nay, this is unnecessary and the costing is completely wrong.
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    Why has this gone to vote toronto353, just curious
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    (Original post by Kay_Winters)
    Why has this gone to vote toronto353, just curious
    The Leader of the Opposition requested a vote - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...5&postcount=41
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    The Leader of the Opposition requested a vote - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...5&postcount=41
    Fair enough, I didn't keep up with the debate right at the end so apologies for such a pointless question
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    (Original post by Kay_Winters)
    Fair enough, I didn't keep up with the debate right at the end so apologies for such a pointless question
    Not at all - it's important to challenge the chair at points like these to make sure that we're doing our roles correctly.
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    The Statement of intent does not clearly state what is being done, there has been no thought given to the need for colleges, the process of reaching the colleges is not specified, and the cost of the project is wrong.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    The Statement of intent does not clearly state what is being done, there has been no thought given to the need for colleges, the process of reaching the colleges is not specified, and the cost of the project is wrong.
    You also missed out the fact that these services are already provided nationwide
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    Those voting in favour must be doing so purely out of sympathy, otherwise I can't (and don't want to) imagine their thought process.
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    Those voting in favour must be doing so purely out of sympathy, otherwise I can't (and don't want to) imagine their thought process.
    Or tribalism.
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    Ayes to the right: 16
    Noes to the left: 25
    Abstain: 4

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    Turnout: 90%
 
 
 
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