First Tui degree apprentices begin studies
Travel Weekly | 17th September 2018
The first Tui degree apprentices have begun their studies at the University of Hertfordshire this week.
The Tui management degree apprenticeship is the first degree-level apprenticeship in the travel industry. It launched in December 2017 and attracted 475 applications from staff and external candidates. A total of 20 students have started their courses on the Tui management degree and the Tui solicitor apprenticeships. Modules on the management degree include principles of marketing, accounting and global perspectives in business. The management apprentices will work full-time for Tui in a variety of roles on a rotation basis including its airline. The solicitor apprenticeship programme was launched in July 2018 and combines on the job training and academic learning.
Labour plans to remove incentive for teachers to ‘off-roll’ students
The Guardian | 18th September 2018
Labour has revealed plans to tackle the problem of “off-rolling” in schools, when headteachers exclude students who are likely to do badly in their GCSEs because their results could compromise the school’s performance in league tables. Recent analysis by the schools watchdog, Ofsted, found that more than 19,000 pupils who were in year 10 of secondary school in 2016 vanished from the school roll by the start of year 11, when they sit GCSEs, of which around half do not reappear in any state school. Now Labour wants to remove the incentive for heads to off-roll pupils by making schools accountable for the exam results of students who leave until they have another permanent school place. This would in turn encourage schools to help the excluded pupil to find the best possible alternative provision. In an interview with the Guardian before next week’s Labour party conference, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner raised her concerns about off-rolling. “Teachers and heads want to do the best for all their pupils, but too often they find themselves caught in a system that doesn’t reward them for doing the right thing.
UCAS Higher Education Exhibition is coming to Lanarkshire this week
Daily Record | 17th September 2018
They can offer advice as well as information on a variety of courses and learning pathways.
The annual UCAS Higher Education Exhibition is coming to Lanarkshire this week. Young people can find out more about life after school at the Motherwell event, which is supported by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). The event will take place at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility on Thursday, 20th September 2018. The UCAS exhibition brings together representatives from higher and further education institutions in Scotland and elsewhere. They can offer advice as well as information on a variety of courses and learning pathways. Paula Johnston, trainee careers adviser at SDS, said: “This year’s UCAS Higher Education Exhibition gives young people and their parents the opportunity to find information about their options in the one place at the one time. It also gives them access to experts which is very valuable. “At the event, there will be talks about writing a UCAS personal statement and alternative routes and pathways too. “Choosing which course, university or career is one of the biggest decisions people make, so it is vital they have all the information to ensure that their decision is well-informed.”