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How we’re working with the Open University to help more people access higher and technical education where they live

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People are set to benefit from high-quality higher education in their hometown, as the Open University partners up with further education providers to create more training to fill skills gaps and raise job prospects. Here’s everything you need to know.

How can I improve my maths skills? How the Multiply programme supports adult learners

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Having a good understanding of numbers is vital for everyday life, from working out a restaurant bill, managing personal finances, cooking, or helping children with their homework. This National Numeracy Day (18 May) we have launched a new online quiz …

How we’ve improved choices for young people when they leave school

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We’ve long known that a one-size-fits all approach to education doesn’t work. That’s why we don’t accept that there should be a simple quota-based approach to how many people go down certain routes – like going to university for example …

Everything you need to know about how we're helping young people and adults get the skills they need to succeed

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Skills are at the very heart of our plans to make sure we can not only recover from the pandemic, but we can thrive – giving people from every part of the country the opportunity to get a good, well-paid …

"I have a vision of an education system in which every child has the chance to make the most of their abilities and become the best version of themselves"

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has set out his vision to build an education system that gives every child, regardless of their background, the best start in life. Here, he sets out in detail how his own experiences will help him …