By: Alix Robertson

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With Dr David Collins receiving a knighthood and Association of Colleges (AoC) chief executive Martin Doel gaining a CBE , there’s no doubt that FE was well represented when the awards were announced....
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Skills minister Nick Boles has agreed to visit a Kent skills centre following an invitation from the local MP who proposed the site as a potential new FE...
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A studio school run by Bradford College will close next summer due to low pupil numbers, it has been announced. The Bradford Studio School, run by the Bradford...
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The government’s apprenticeship levy may lead to “significant” job losses, the new head of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said. Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI, said...
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The FE Commissioner’s 2014/15 annual report found a number of examples of good practice in colleges across the country, particularity in response to the outcomes of the government’s area reviews so...
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A minority of colleges are still failing to address areas of concern identified last year, FE Commissioner David Collins has warned. In his 2014/15 annual report, Dr Collins said challenges...
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City and Islington and Westminster Kingsway Colleges have announced that they plan to “merge” from August next year. But while the move is likely to lead to services...
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Leeds City College is looking to take on a new apprenticeship subcontractor for up to £400,000-worth of provision, despite a Skills Funding Agency plea to the sector to...
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Weymouth College has jumped from an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating to ‘good’ following intervention from the FE Commissioner. The latest Ofsted report on the college was published this morning...
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The second wave of invitations to tender for long-awaited European Social Fund (ESF) cash — this time totalling £16.2m — were published today (December 14). The Skills Funding...
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Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has called on employer groups to “take ownership” over localised apprenticeship recruitment as the Government pushes to create 3m apprenticeship starts by...