By: Billy Camden

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July 2016 I’ve been appointed as Minister for apprenticeships and skills. I am very excited and very happy. My first speech as a backbencher in the House of...
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Ahead of David’s first three-day AoC annual conference as chief executive, we discuss the area reviews, our ministers and the need for positivity.  “In a way, it being...
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General FE colleges have admitted to apprenticeship failings, after government research showed they are significantly less popular with employers than private training providers. Training providers scored 83.9 per...
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The bosses of FE’s two biggest associations have traded verbal blows over the quality of apprenticeships that are delivered by private training providers. David Hughes, chief executive of...
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Two colleges in south London have hit out at a new 16-19 free school that will offer only vocational courses and GCSE resits opening in their area. The...
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I would like to congratulate the Association of Colleges on its important win for the sector. It flexed its muscles through demanding a judicial review, and the DfE...
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Last week, I spoke to apprenticeships minister Robert Halfon about the government’s so-called funding U-turn and the apprenticeship levy. Part two of the interview takes in employer ownership,...
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The Association of Colleges has agreed to a settlement before the first judicial review against the government in more than a decade – meaning a small sixth form...
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The delay in advance learner loans is not down to a lack of resources, but has come about because the Skills Funding Agency is trying to build funding...
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A university technical college with low pupil numbers has been ditched by its sponsor for costing too much, while recruitment problems in another has forced it to consider...
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Around 70 per cent of sixth-form colleges have registered an interest in converting to an academy with four already launching formal consultations, FE Week has learned. The figure...