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Edition 221 April 29th

Edition 221 - Friday April 29th 2016

A busy week for apprenticeships and the GCSE/Functional Skills route choice plus this week we also carry an interesting article on engagement.

Engagement is a key factor to improving success. Last year, the University of Sunderland published a report that showed learners who engaged with e-learning for just 15 hours improved their success rate by an average 9%. Click here to request a copy.

The study contained more than 4000 data points. It compared outcome results for Functional Skills from learners at the same training providers using ForSkills/Guroo, and the results were statistically significant. The article below about employer engagement reminds me that engagement is vital.

We also pick upon news about the CBI comments about the Apprenticeship Levy and the continuing row about GCSE in the pre-school sector.

Finally, a regular link to the ForSkills YouTube Channel - click to subscribe. 70,000+ views, 100+ videos with over 100,000 minutes watched and a fast growing subscriber list, and it's all free - what's not to like?

As always, feel free to contact Jonathan Wells, the editor of this newsletter on 0191 3055045 or

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