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Apprentice battle

The Government has rejected calls from a Parliamentary committee to strengthen legislation so that school careers advisers have to provide "clear and comprehensive information" about apprenticeships to pupils.

The Commons Schools committee argued that it was "unnecessarily risky" to leave it to the discretion of individual advisers. But ministers said the clause in the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, which requires schools to consider whether is in the best interests of every pupil to receive advice on apprenticeships, is sufficient.

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