By: Billy Camden

FE Experts
As reported last week, the new Skills Minister Anne Milton is seen as a fixer, brought in to sort out the stumbling apprenticeship reforms. And this week we...
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Six Conservative MPs, including three former education ministers, have been nominated to stand for election to chair the House of Commons education committee. The deadline for nominations officially...
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A college in the midst of completing a three-way merger was chosen by Anne Milton as her first FE provider to visit since she became skills minister. Ms...
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An “inspirational” refugee student from Salford City College has been crowned ‘BTEC student of the year’ at a prestigious national awards ceremony hosted by Pearson this afternoon. The...
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Hundreds of learners on loans-funded courses are facing an uncertain future after their training provider received the lowest Ofsted rating. Health and Fitness Education Ltd, in Lancashire, received...
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Two Trip Adviser-style tools for rating providers during inspections which cost Ofsted just over £90,000 to develop receive responses from just two per cent of learners on average,...
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Academies minister Lord Nash met with key officials from the studio schools programme to discuss a review of the model’s “concept”, new documents have indicated. The Department for...
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The body behind the ailing university technical college model has called on the government to apportion more funding to them than to mainstream schools. The Baker Dearing Trust...
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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,...
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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...