12 Apr 2024

Ban on Care Worker Dependants: Draconian or Necessary?

This month we examine the government's recent changes to immigration policy with a specific focus on social care. As part of this, we look into the problems within the sector that immigration helps to solve whilst also analysing concerns including abuses within the visa system. We also speak to Alison Thewliss, shadow SNP spokesperson for home affairs, and Lia Nici, Conservative MP for Great Grimsby, who provide their views on the ban on care workers’ dependants and much more. 

Editions

1 Apr 2024

Further Education & Apprenticeships Monthly News Round-Up: March 2024

Welcome to Bridgehead Education's third monthly news roundup of 2024, that explores and analyses trends in the coverage of "further education" and "apprenticeship(s)" in...

Interviews

17 Feb 2024

Peter Aldous MP: The greatest threats to FE and Skills in 2024

We sit down with Peter Aldous MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Further Education and Lifelong Learning to get his take on the key challenges to the FE and skills sector in 2024....

19 Nov 2023

Lindsay Conroy, Head of Apprenticeships, UCAS

This month we interviewed Lindsay Conroy, Head of Apprenticeships at UCAS. We discussed integrating apprenticeships alongside degree courses on their platform, emphasising the significance of...

Opinions

7 Mar 2024

Don’t roll the dice on rolling elections

William Walter, Bridgehead Communications

Ensuring the public's desire for deputies to have an island-wide mandate while simultaneously reducing the number of candidates are not mutually exclusive ambitions, argues William Walter

19 Nov 2023

Don't stop at UCAS - the case for broader apprenticeship reform

Shazia Ejaz, Recruitment and Employment Confederation

The Director of Campaigns and Research at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, Shazia Ejaz, discusses the urgent need for comprehensive reform in the apprenticeship system, highlighting...

1 Sep 2023

Tackling dud degrees is only half the battle

Mark Bremner, MBKB

MBKB's Chief Executive Mark Bremner proposes a series of reforms regarding wages and the flexibility in apprenticeship provision to overcome poor apprenticeship completion rates.

Featured

26 Feb 2024

Colleges Week 2024: David Hughes CBE talks elections, levy reform, funding challenges and skills gaps

To mark the start of Colleges Week 2024, we interviewed David Hughes CBE, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges. David shares his insights with us about the opportunities and challenges...

17 Feb 2024

Peter Aldous MP: The greatest threats to FE and Skills in 2024

We sit down with Peter Aldous MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Further Education and Lifelong Learning to get his take on the key challenges to the FE and skills sector in 2024....

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