By: Alix Robertson

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After taking time out from primary and secondary school teaching to have a family around 30 years ago, Gill Clipson had her eye on a career change. She...
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Skills Funding Agency funding and programmes director Keith Smith (pictured above) has warned college leaders they were facing a “huge challenge” when the apprenticeship levy allows subcontractors to...
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The FE Week 2015 annual charity auction and raffle raised a record-breaking £14,000 for the Helena Kennedy Foundation. Leaders from across the world of FE were at Birmingham’s...
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The sector has been left staring into the financial abyss after Skills Minister Nick Boles warned Association of Colleges (AoC) conference delegates that FE would not be “insulated...
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Ahead of the Association of Colleges (AoC) 2015 conference, chief executive Martin Doel tells FE Week reporter Alix Robertson how his members have a fundamental place in delivering...
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More than 100 college governors’ board chairs put on a united front to Prime Minister David Cameron in a desperate bid to defend FE funding from Chancellor George...
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The future of the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (Fisss) was today uncertain with the government looking at a new system of issuing apprenticeship certificates. More...
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Ofsted has identified progress across all areas looked at in a third monitoring visit of previously-troubled Barnfield College. Inspectors were at the Luton-based college last month to review performance in...
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Hull College Group has become the fifth college in England to be granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers (DAPs), after passing Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) scrutiny and receiving approval from...
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Government representatives today dismissed the suggestion of targets for different apprenticeship levels in the race for 3m new starts by 2020. Lord O’Neill of Gatley, commercial secretary to the...
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University Technical Colleges (UTCs) have been criticised in front of a Lords committee for stepping in where “colleges could already do the work”. In the tenth evidence session...