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Apprenticeship Off-the-job Guidance- Blog 2
2 December 2022

The Department of Education has updated its ‘off-the-job training guidance’. In this 2 part blog series, Rachel Roby, Cogent’s Strategic Apprenticeship Lead, breaks down the key changes and want they mean for employers.

Apprenticeship Off-the-job Guidance- Blog 1
2 December 2022

The Department of Education has updated its ‘off-the-job training guidance’. In this 2-part blog series Rachel Roby, Cogent’s Strategic Apprenticeship Lead, breaks down the key changes and want they mean for employers.

Autumn Statement – Skills highlights
18 November 2022

The skills highlights from the Autumn Statement given on 17 November 2022.

Join #TheBigConversation 
27 October 2022

Join #TheBig Conversation with IfATE (Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education) and improve skills policy.

Life Sciences: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) report for the UK
27 October 2022

In 2021, the Futures group launched its ‘Life Sciences: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I)’ report for the UK Life Sciences industry. The research used a combination of survey responses, national data sources, case studies and examples of ‘best practice’, together with a comprehensive literature review to explore a broad range of topics.

Sector collaborates as Cogent take first steps to produce a low-carbon skills ‘greenprint’.
14 October 2022

This week, Cogent Skills held its very first green skills event.

This event saw the first phase of a research project to produce a skills ‘greenprint’ for the UK science & technology sector. The event consisted of a series of virtual roundtable discussions, bringing employers and stakeholders together to explore the topics in detail and create a shared understanding of the challenges ahead.

ESFA Apprenticeship Funding Rules Update: 

There have been a number of changes to ESFA funding rules. An overview of these changes can be found below.

A Skills Manifesto for the Science Industries:

Four priorities for technical education and workplace learning.

Focusing on current apprenticeship and technical education policy in England, this manifesto outlines four key recommendations that would enable the UK science sector to take significant strides forward to secure the skills needed now and in the future.

Get involved in supporting the new NOS standards.
3 October 2022

Cogent Skills is facilitating the development of the UK’s first National Occupational Standards (NOS) for hydrogen production, storage, and transportation. Government plans for a thriving …

First national occupational standards for hydrogen set to shape skills required for green jobs
12 July 2022

Following a successful contract bid, Cogent Skills is to facilitate the development of the UK’s first National Occupational Standards (NOS) for hydrogen production, storage, and …

Collaboration across the chemical sector crucial to Net-Zero ambitions
7 July 2022

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) and Cogent Skills have published the output from a series of executive roundtables on the future skills requirements of the …

Cogent Skills and UKPIA collaborate to release report on Future Skills For the Downstream Sector
7 May 2022

The United Kingdom Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) and Cogent Skills have collaborated to produce a report surrounding the future skills needed for the downstream sector. …

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