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Weekly DfE Publications - W/C 13/08/2018

Review of level 4 and 5 education: interim evidence overview

This report is an overview of research findings from analysis undertaken by, and in consultation with, the Department for Education as part of the review of level 4 and 5 education.

For further detail on this interim evidence, please consult the reports that have contributed to this work:

The review covers the whole of  level 4 and 5 education , with a particular focus on technical qualifications.

Free schools: open schools and successful applications

Details of all schools in the free school programme including:

It includes local authorities running a competition to open new special free schools (one school in each local authority).

Employer skills survey 2017: UK findings

Information from over 87,000 employer establishments across the UK on skills needs, skills use and skills development.

Technical documentation, data tables and slides by nation are also available in the wider collection.

Employer skills survey 2017: supplementary documents

Data tables by nation are available in the wider collection. Underlying data sets are available through the UK Data Service.

Employer skills survey 2017: England and local toolkit

Survey findings for England in the form of a slide pack and data tables at the following geographic levels: national, regional, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Education Authority. Findings for other areas of the UK are available in the wider collection.

Apprenticeship and levy statistics: August 2018

This publication provides headline experimental statistics on the use of the apprenticeship service. These include apprenticeship service account registrations (ASAs) and numbers of commitments (reported to June 2018), where an apprentice who is expected to go on to start has been recorded in the system.

Additionally, monthly apprenticeship starts information for the first 10 months of the 2017 to 2018 academic year are also presented (reported to May 2018).

Open academies and academy projects in development

These spreadsheets show:

Specification of apprenticeship standards for England (SASE)

This guidance is for:

The specification of apprenticeship standards (SASE) sets out the minimum statutory requirements that training providers and employers must meet when submitting an apprenticeship programme for inclusion in a framework.

The information requirement sets out the non-statutory requirements for supporting information that framework developers should include in an annex to an apprenticeship framework.

Framework developers and issuing authorities must consult the SASE guidance when deciding whether a submission to a framework complies with the minimum requirements.

Secondary accountability measures (including Progress 8 and Attainment 8)

A new secondary school accountability system was introduced in 2016. The guidance on this page explains how secondary accountability measures have been calculated in 2017. It also gives more information about recently announced reforms that will apply to accountability measures in 2018 and 2019.

This information is for:

It applies to:

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