By: Alix Robertson

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The government exams watchdog has voiced fears that responsibilities within the current apprenticeship system have become “blurred”. In its response to the operational plan for the Institute for...
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The government has shut down the trailblazer group for early years educator apprenticeships, in a move described by sector insiders as “very disappointing”. The employer-led Early Years Apprenticeship...
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The government launched the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network this week. One of its key aims will be to increase the proportion of apprentices from black, Asian and minority...
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Ofsted could re-inspect providers for questionable achievement rates that have come to light following a recent Skills Funding Agency crackdown. Last week the Department for Education admitted to...
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Learners should not be left to pay for a ladder they cannot climb. The government needs to take responsibility for the fact that hundreds of adults, through no...
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The Department for Education has admitted to a “loophole” in the Skills Funding Agency qualification achievement rate calculation, which until now “artificially” boosted the rate for around 10...
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A college group has defended itself after it appeared in the government’s largest ever list of national minimum and living wage offenders. Lincoln College Corporate Support Solutions Ltd,...
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The Institute for Apprenticeships will charge apprenticeship assessment organisations for external quality assurance of new standards – despite Ofqual keeping the service free. Speaking during a webinar on...
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Colleges are increasingly sending students who reach “crisis point” to accident and emergency, an FE Week investigation has heard. Nikki Lane, head of student wellbeing and progression at...
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Two of the country’s most senior educators have called on the government to produce a coherent national strategy for teaching English to immigrants, and put a stop to...
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The deputy chief executive of a major London college who abruptly left his post last summer over financial irregularities was recently appointed the finance director of another college...