By: Alix Robertson

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This week brought disappointment for Kendal College, which lost its ‘outstanding’ Ofsted grade and dropped down to ‘good’. The small college, which serves around 2,610 learners and is...
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Further details of a £50 million pot for ‘capacity building’ work placements was announced this afternoon by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Education secretary Justine Greening confirmed...
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The former apprenticeships and skills minister and FE champion Robert Halfon has stepped back into the education limelight, by winning an election to become the new chair of...
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Pay for apprentices should be far more flexible, increasing in line with their experience and level of qualification, the all-party parliamentary group on apprenticeships has recommended. The APPG...
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At least 1,300 apprentices are still studying without an apprentice assessment organisation in place, FE Week can reveal. The scale of the problem has improved little since last...
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Less than half of the employers eligible to register on the government’s apprenticeship system had done so by the end of May this year, new government statistics suggest....
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A week of extreme contrasts for FE saw the second college in two weeks scoop an ‘outstanding’ rating, while an independent learning provider was branded ‘inadequate’ in its...
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Fears are growing that apprentices may lose their voice at the top level, after the Institute for Apprenticeships deferred an invitation to have its own apprentice panel make...
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The new skills minister has reassured the sector that her motivation in the role is “to make it work” rather than to introduce “new, bright ideas”, after what...
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The nation’s largest FE provider has been badly shaken by the changes in the way achievement rates are calculated, recording a 7.3 per cent drop that puts it...
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Providers have blamed “data glitches” for their absence from the latest national achievement rate tables. The five colleges and one provider that make up Newcastle College Group are...