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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Greening announces 27 new degree apprenticeships, but no new money | FE Week

"Justine Greening has announced 27 new degree apprenticeships, but the FE sector may have to wait a while to find out what they are" notes Freddie Whittaker, FE Week.

Photo: Justine Greening

In her speech to the Conservative Party conference, the education secretary heralded the success of the government’s degree apprenticeships programme.

She also announced the “next wave of degree apprenticeship projects”. These will help “meet the growing demand for these opportunities from the next generation”, Greening said.

In information published by the Department for Education in the wake of the speech, the projects are not named. And when asked when the names would be published, officials were unable to say.

The government has also confirmed there will be no additional funding to support the next wave of degree apprenticeships.

In her speech, Greening sang the praises of the degree apprenticeship programme, which has attracted 2,000 learners since it launched in 2015.

Source: FE Week

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