AoC's chief executive Martin Doel says it is right to focus funding on vocational courses that help people get jobs, however, he urges caution around closing courses perceived as 'low value' but which support vulnerable adults back into work.
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This consultation is an opportunity for colleges to take a lead position in external training, says AoC
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Chief Executive Martin Doel says better knowledge of available qualifications will help fight the rising number of young people not in education, employment or training.
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Martin Doel described the rules as 'a step forward' as careers advice is an essential element for young people.
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16-hour rule to be removed from traineeships
21 February 2014
Skills Funding Agency announcement about the removal of the 16-hour rule should drive up traineeship participation, says AoC's Senior Skills Policy Manager.
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