At the Association of Colleges national conference this week, Skills Minister, Mathew Hancock announced a raised commitment to funding for literacy and numeracy (oops – sorry, now renamed – English and Maths!)
The minister announced that “…. to show the value we attach to English and Maths, and to make sure you’ve got the resources to deliver, today I’m announcing we are doubling the amount we pay for adult English and Maths functional skills, and for English and Maths within an Apprenticeship.”
This is a vote in favour of the basic skills but not including ICT. Let’s see if this money manages to lever real change!