NFER Queen's Speech Statement - Post-16 Bill

Press Release

Tuesday 11 May 2021

Responding to the announcement in the Queen’s speech of a Post 16 Education and Skills Bill, Carole Willis, chief executive of the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) said:

“We welcome the continued focus on investing in further education (FE) and the strengthening of local relationships with employers.

“This is of key importance in supporting students to acquire the skills and competencies needed by employers, to fill skills gaps and boost the post-Covid-19 economy.”

Our forthcoming report on apprenticeships will provide the sector and policy makers with evidence on the impact of recent apprenticeships reforms, particularly on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).