Boris Johnson urged to intervene to ‘save outdoor education’

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Boris Johnson is being urged to end a lockdown block on residential school visits or risk destroying the “great British tradition” of outdoor education.

Schools have reopened, as have hotels, but official guidance still advises against overnight educational trips.

Outdoor learning “faces an existential threat”, providers have told the Prime Minister in a letter.

The rules are under review, governments in England, Wales and Scotland say.

But according to the letter from UK Outdoors, which represents 15,000 people and organisations, the continuing freeze on residential school trips could cost almost 6,000 jobs before January.

The letter adds: “We cannot warn the government in strong enough terms that any decision to prevent residential trips for the rest of the academic year, without support, will permanently close the whole sector.”

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Kris Shipway and Kristina Timms are the only two staff members at PGL Marchants Hill, who have
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Boris Johnson announces ‘radical shakeup’ of adult education as Covid-19 forces career changes

Boris Johnson has promised Britons the right to four years of loans for higher education, declaring that “huge numbers” will need to change their jobs because of Covid-19.

In a speech at a further education college in Exeter, Mr Johnson announced the Government would end the “bogus distinction” between further and higher education in expanding the ability to get student loans.

Minister intend to make higher education loans more flexible, allowing adults and young people to space out their study across their lifetimes, while a new “lifetime skills guarantee” offers a fully-funded college course to people over 18 in England without an A-level or equivalent.

The Government will pay for the policy under an £2.5bn boost to England’s National Skills Fund, which has already been announced and will come into effect next April.

“We’ve got to end the pointless, nonsensical gulf that’s been fixed for generations, more than 100 years,

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Free college courses for adults: Boris Johnson’s new higher education funding scheme explained

The Prime Minister announced that from next April adults without an A level will be able to get a free college course

Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 12:23 pm

Adults in England who do not have A Level qualifications will be offered a free, fully funded college course, the government has announced.

In his speech on Tuesday 29 September, Boris Johnson said that over the next decade a huge number of people are going to have to change jobs and change skills, but for those over the age of 23, the state provides very little help.

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However, training boot camps and free adult courses will be made available to tackle this issue.

Adults in England who do not have A Level qualifications are set to be offered a free, fully funded college course, the government has announced
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Boris Johnson to Unveil Funding Boost for U.K. Adult Job Training

(Bloomberg) — Boris Johnson will unveil plans to boost training for adults Tuesday as his government seeks to tackle rising unemployment and provide the skilled workers businesses say they need.



Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie: Boris Johnson, U.K. prime minister, departs from number 10 Downing Street on his way to make a statement in Parliament in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Former U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May slammed Boris Johnson's plan to break international law over Brexit, and said she won’t vote for it in Parliament.


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Boris Johnson, U.K. prime minister, departs from number 10 Downing Street on his way to make a statement in Parliament in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Former U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May slammed Boris Johnson’s plan to break international law over Brexit, and said she won’t vote for it in Parliament.

The U.K. prime minister will announce a package of measures to provide support for ongoing vocational education so employees and people who are out of work can retrain and gain new skills.

More than 700,000 people have already lost their jobs as a result of coronavirus restrictions and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said last week he expects the “tragedy” of unemployment to

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