By: Jude

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Apprenticeship quality concerns will come under the spotlight in a new parliamentary inquiry that will check out the merits of government reforms as it drives to increase take-up....
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Business Secretary Sajid Javid has said he would welcome “more scrutiny” on skills, as he suggested that the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) select committee carry out an...
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Michael Davis, chief executive of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), has been appointed managing director of consultancy firm Ecorys UK, it was announced today. He...
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Training providers have branded “ridiculous” the overdue news that many of their 16 to 18 apprenticeship and traineeship growth requests have not been funded in full by the...
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Apprenticeship targets for the public sector and making the misuse of the term apprenticeship an offence will be debated in the House of Commons this morning as the...
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Former government apprenticeship adviser Doug Richard has today been cleared of child sex charges after a week-long trial at the Old Bailey in London. The 57-year-old American multimillionaire,...
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The Department for Education (DfE) has unveiled a detailed report spelling out Education Funding Agency (EFA) 16 to 19 subcontracting arrangements for the first time. The Skills Funding...
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Vacancies that go unfilled because employers can’t find workers with the right skills are a “growing challenge”, a survey of more than 91,000 employers has revealed. The Employer...
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Pearson has been slammed by Ofsted for its inadequate apprenticeship provision in a report which found “no key strengths”. The global education business, which provides apprenticeships for around...
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Small businesses will get the apprenticeship levy leftovers after large employers have used up their share, Skills Minister Nick Boles confirmed today. He was speaking in front of...
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Former government apprenticeships adviser Doug Richard was accused of multiple child sex offences, when his trial opened today at London’s Old Bailey. The 57-year-old multimillionaire, whose 2012 Richard...