Welcome to the Edge Foundation

  • We celebrate success and showcase vocational excellence

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  • It's been 10 years since the Edge Foundation was formed. Take a look at some of our greatest moments

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  • Edge is an independent education foundation, dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning.

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  • We work with policy-makers and opinion-formers so that we can take our message to the people who make the decisions

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  • Working with a number of organisations who share our belief in the importance of technical, practical & vocational learning is important to us

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Partner Updates

  • The Skills Show 2015

    The Skills Show’s reputation as the UK’s largest and most successful skills and careers event for young people has been reinforced by the success of the 2015 show. Covering its largest ever floor space - equivalent to 12 football pitches across ten halls at the NEC Birmingham - the event welcomed a total of 78,324 visitors during its three day tenancy.

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  • Future First

    Future First have recently registered their 100,000th former student! From chief executives to an apprentice rocket scientist more and more people across the country are signing up to support their old schools. A recent evaluation of Future First found that hearing from alumni in different jobs makes students want to work harder in lessons.

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Policy work

  • Edge comment on the Comprehensive Spending Review

    “There’s some good news in the Chancellor’s announcements. “For a start, the new employer levy will fund further growth in apprenticeships. The government says there’ll be a strong focus on apprenticeships for young people, which is really welcome.

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  • The Government's Productivity Plan

    Edge has submitted evidence to a House of Commons inquiry into the Government’s Productivity Plan. We focused on the vital contribution skills will make to boosting the nation’s productivity.

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Edge Manifesto

  • Our manifesto sets out policies to tackle youth unemployment, rebalance our education and training system and create profound partnerships between education and employment.

On Twitter

@OJQBrown: 30 hours and it's done, our Gingerbread House 2015 @WivenhoeHouse @EdgeHotelSchool, good job Louise https://t.co/DI1AnAbsnr

Tue Dec 01 1:52PM

@YEUK2012: The audience is bringing some amazing questions to the panels today thank you all :) https://t.co/GUQAytW2ak

Tue Dec 01 11:38AM

Here's the highlights from Edge at #TSS15! https://t.co/98IKe9K5uz @SkillsShow

Tue Dec 01 11:38AM

Excellent @cityandguilds report highlights need for better career guidance for 14-19 year olds https://t.co/K5hdtLfZxP

Mon Nov 30 12:34PM

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