LRD Booklets March 2016

The skills system at work - a guide for trade unionists

Introduction

Introduction
 [pages 3-6] (1,549 words)

The UK skills system is complex with a vast array of participants, providers and funders. This complexity, combined with current spending restraints ...
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Chapter 1

1. The UK skills system
 [ch 1: pages 7-8] (598 words)

The Skills Commission, an independent body comprising leading figures from across the education sector, published a substantial guide to the UK ...
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Devolution of skills policy
 [ch 1: pages 8-9] (488 words)

Key participants in the skills system
 [ch 1: pages 9-12] (866 words)

Future developments
 [ch 1: pages 12-13] (385 words)

How people interact with the skills system
 [ch 1: pages 12-13] (537 words)

Chapter 2

2. The union role in learning and skills
 [ch 2: page 15] (267 words)

A TUC report published in May 2015 shows that workers who are trade union members are much more likely to receive job-related training compared to ...
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Added value
 [ch 2: pages 15-16] (399 words)

The Union Learning Fund
 [ch 2: pages 16-17] (445 words)

Unionlearn
 [ch 2: pages 18-19] (554 words)

Union Learning Reps
 [ch 2: pages 19-20] (560 words)

Union involvement in policy making
 [ch 2: pages 20-22] (633 words)

Union involvement in apprenticeships and other youth programmes
 [ch 2: pages 22-24] (1,082 words)

Basic skills: English and maths
 [ch 2: pages 25-27] (938 words)

Future developments
 [ch 2: pages 27-28] (1,760 words)

Chapter 3

3. Apprenticeships
 [ch 3: pages 33-34] (417 words)

Reforming and expanding apprenticeships was a key feature of the coalition government’s skills strategy between 2010 and 2015 and this focus is ...
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The TUC on the apprenticeship levy
 [ch 3: pages 34-35] (578 words)

Trade union concerns
 [ch 3: page 35-37] (1,176 words)

Employer concerns about the apprenticeship levy
 [ch 3: pages 38-39] (495 words)

Parliamentary concerns about the apprenticeship levy
 [ch 3: pages 39-40] (647 words)

Devolution and the apprenticeship levy
 [ch 3: pages 40-41] (320 words)

Parliamentary inquiry into apprenticeship quality
 [ch 3: pages 41-42] (352 words)

Apprentice pay
 [ch 3: pages 42-43] (821 words)

Chapter 4

4. The law on learning and training
 [ch 4: pages 44-45] (627 words)

The right for employees to request time off to train was introduced by the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 and came into ...
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The Equality Act 2010 and learning and training
 [ch 4: pages 45-46] (322 words)

Acas: The role of Union Learning Representatives
 [ch 4: pages 46-47] (445 words)

Further information

Further information
 [page 48] (177 words)

Acas: Acas helpline 0300 123 1100 (8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday), web: www.acas.org.uk
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