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A Scunthorpe sixth form college has been told to sort out its bank balance or face intervention after being handed a financial notice to improve by the Education...
'Measure job outcomes as success — not just qualifications' says UKCES
‘Measure job outcomes as success — not just qualifications’ says UKCES
Success in the FE and skills sector should be measured by job outcomes and not just qualifications, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has recommended as...
Leps Network chair warns of closure after chief executive resigns over lack of resources
Leps Network chair warns of closure after chief executive resigns over lack of resources
The organisation that oversees the work of Local Enterprise Partnerships (Leps) is in crisis following the resignation of its chief executive, prompting a call for more funding. The...
  • Neet numbers down on-quarter and on-year
    The number of young people not in education, employment or training (Neet) has fallen on-quarter and on-year. Figures for the period from July to September, released by the...
  • Delay with finding new London Olass provider
    The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) quest for a college to take on London’s £17m prison education contract is to continue past its December deadline, FE Week can reveal....
  • Cable warns principals of bleak funding future
    Money for FE “will be scarce”, no matter who wins the general election, Business Secretary Vince Cable has warned. In a bleak speech which sounded at times like...
  • Sector welcomes alignment plans for traineeships
    Government moves to align traineeship rules for 16 to 18 and 19 to 24-year-olds have been welcomed by the FE and skills sector. Older trainees with level two...
  • 24 MPs back £10 wage motion
    A bid to put the apprentice minimum wage on a par with that of ‘normal’ workers — and for it to be increased to£10 an-hour — has had...
  • AoC launches 10-point manifesto for general election
    The Association of Colleges (AoC) has launched a manifesto setting out key issues affecting FE that it wants the next government to take on board. President Richard Atkins...