By: Billy Camden

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The government has U-turned on its decision not to publish controversial achievement rate data – after FE Week revealed that ministers were hiding the figures. Two weeks ago,...
FE Experts
The DfE’s rethink on publishing the revised provider achievement rate data for 2014/15 is a welcome change of heart – though it is possible that FE Week’s front...
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Ofsted’s chief inspector has reiterated the “real challenge” faced by the education watchdog following the influx of new training providers who deliver apprenticeships. Amanda Spielman described the issue...
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A major training provider claiming to have £130m of apprenticeship levy business has had its contract with the ESFA terminated, after an FE Week investigation found that one...
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Fourteen FE colleges have achieved gold status for higher education teaching in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework ratings. The feat was doubly impressive for the sector’s high...
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The ESFA should be applauded for taking swift and tough action against Talent Training. I expect this story and the associated concerns will be a hot topic at...
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A former ‘outstanding’ college has been hit with a second consecutive ‘inadequate’ rating from Ofsted in just 15 months. Mid-Cheshire College was slammed by the education watchdog in...
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Colleges will be exempt from VAT on important training supplies following a landmark European Court of Justice ruling – with refund claims expected to amount to £10 million...
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The government still won’t say when the results of the first ever procurement process for the adult education budget will be published – after previously claiming it would...
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A Merseyside college hit with an Ofsted grade four in apprenticeships is claiming it will not cut down on staff, despite government rules removing it from the new...
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Exceptional FE learners and tutors have been honoured for their “outstanding achievements” in professional and technical education at this year’s City & Guilds Lion Awards. London’s iconic Kensington...