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News and views in the field of vocational training and assessment, including the latest on end-point assessment, apprenticeships, competency schemes and qualifications.

Who will certificate Bright? More awarding organisations distance themselves from troubled provider – May 2014

Two further awarding organisations have cut ties with Bright Assessing less than three months after NCFE told the troubled provider to stop running its qualifications. NCFE (formerly the Northern Council for Further Education) announced in February it had stopped certificating Bright…
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Government supports firms with £25m to fund training – May 2014

£25 million of additional support is available for businesses to take the lead in improving training for new and current employees. Skills and Enterprise Minister, Matthew Hancock, has pledged to support businesses in the automotive sector supply chain with £20…
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