Qualifications

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill could help jobs recovery

The UK government will today introduce its new Skills and Post-16 Education Bill which it hopes will be the rocket fuel needed to level up the workforce post-pandemic.

CIPD modernises qualifications for HR and L&D professionals

The CIPD has launched new qualifications to help people professionals solve the new challenges of the modern workplace.

Upskilling and keeping staff engaged through COVID limbo

Attempting to plan for the future has been challenging throughout the pandemic, but the extension to the furlough scheme may allow HR professionals to take a breath and look ahead.

Bringing young people back to work

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on the jobs market, but it is young people aged 16-24 that have suffered the most.

Number of young people not in education, employment or training falls

The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) has fallen slightly year-on-year, according to new data.

HRD's pocket guide to... microcredentials

The HRD’s pocket guide series offers an explanation of areas outside day-to-day HR that business-savvy HRDs need to have a handle on

Higher education has greater salary impact for men

Men gain more financially from higher education qualifications than women, The Institute for Fiscal Studies’ research has found

Can apprenticeships help future-proof your workforce?

?Apprenticeships are one of the many ways companies can increase entry routes into their profession or industry

Tackling degree fraud

Degree fraud is rarely out of the headlines, yet thousands of graduate recruiters still do not routinely verify their candidates’ qualifications

Russell Group universities may not accept T-Level students, experts warn

As many remain apprehensive about the new qualification, employers and education providers are told not to dismiss the skills route

Lib Dems pledge 'skills wallet' for all adults

The Liberal Democrats are proposing £10,000 for every adult to spend on training in the latest round of workplace-related pledges from the three major parties

My apprenticeship journey at O2

Twenty-year-old Ashleigh James shares how and why she decided to do an apprenticeship rather than go to university