By: Alix Robertson

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Lord Sainsbury has been branded an “elitist” after he claimed in a speech to the Association of Colleges’ annual conference that certain jobs, such as retail assistant, should...
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Twelve colleges from across the UK have been honoured at the Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards for excellence in technical and professional education and training. The AoC’s annual...
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The new president of the Association of Colleges will dedicate his term in office to tackling what he described as the “massive increase” in mental health support needs...
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The new Technical and Further Education Bill will have its second reading in the House of Commons today. It sets out proposals for a new insolvency regime for...
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The mining and processing sector has been left without the means to deliver apprenticeships even though it faces a “recruitment time bomb”, sector representatives told FE Week. A...
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The company that the Gazelle Colleges Group employed to run a competition to help teach young people entrepreneurial skills has been dissolved. Pants to Poverty, a fair trade...
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The government should “move away” from its target for three million apprenticeships, to avoid wasting £500 million a year on substandard training, according to experts from the Policy...
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Left-wing think tank IPPR wants the government to phase out level two apprenticeships for 16-18 year olds, and replace them with a programme only offered by colleges. Entitled...
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Allegations of malpractice lodged by a former apprentice of Highbury College are being investigated by Ofqual, an FE Week investigation has revealed. The qualifications watchdog confirmed it is...
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The government’s controversial plans to replace over 20,000 technical courses with 15 routes won’t lead to just 15 qualifications, a top civil servant has insisted. Warwick Sharp, the...
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Fresh concerns have been raised about endpoint tests on apprenticeships, after an FE Week investigation found learners who will finish in March on a new standard without any...