By: Alix Robertson

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Too many uncertainties in the new apprenticeship system is fuelling the acute lack of assessment organisations for new standards, according to the boss of their industry body. FE...
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More than a third of the apprenticeship standards that the government has deemed ready for delivery involve no funded qualifications other than a final assessment, exclusive FE Week...
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The Institute for Apprenticeships is the most popular choice for external quality assurance for apprenticeship standards – even though it was only set up as a “last resort”...
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A high profile new government-backed national college has failed to make it onto the new Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers, due to what it claims is a “technicality”...
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Swindon’s university technical college will join the Activate Learning Education Trust, after being hit by an ‘inadequate’ grade in its first ever Ofsted inspection. UTC Swindon, which specialises...
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Fond tributes have been paid to Janette Faherty OBE, a “doyenne” of the employability and skills sector who has died after a short illness. The founder of Avanta Enterprise Ltd,...
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It’s fantastic news that the government has backed-up its T-level plans with a significant cash commitment. Yes I know that the headline figure of £500 million-a-year won’t be...
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The UK’s strict redundancy laws may have been breached when one of the largest apprenticeship providers in England unexpectedly called in the administrators last week, according to a...
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A Warwickshire college in financial dire straits has been bailed out by the Skills Funding Agency, and is now seeking a merger partner following the departure of its...
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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...