By: Jude

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Firms taking on apprentices have been advised to stick “to their core business” — after Citroën UK became the second employer branded inadequate by Ofsted under the common...
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Unions have rejected a proposed link-up between Bury College and the University of Bolton — warning it would be more of a takeover than a merger. The University...
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A principal who lodged a formal complaint with Ofsted after the education watchdog branded his college inadequate has stepped down, along with his deputy. West Cheshire College told...
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Application guidance for the new funding pot to support the implementation of area review recommendations has been unveiled today. It comes just a week after the Treasury refused...
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The finalists who will battle it out to be crowned apprentice team of the year in the fifth annual Brathay Challenge have been announced. Eight teams from across...
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Four out of five people doing level two and three apprenticeships are on a level they have already studied at, according to a worrying new report. The figure...
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One of the architects of the controversial deal to set colleges up in Saudi Arabia is now an adviser to the FE Commissioner. John Allen (pictured), who was...
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The Treasury is remaining tight-lipped on the size of the cash pot it has set aside for sector restructuring through post-16 area reviews — after colleges’ VAT bills...
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Four more mergers involving seven FE colleges and one sixth form college (SFC) have been proposed this week. Three of these link-ups are the result of the Tees...
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Governors at prisons will get direct power to hire providers for offender learning — as the Justice Secretary Michael Gove looks to replicate the decentralisation agenda he once pushed...
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The government is privately worried about the ongoing delays with the Greater Manchester area review – despite skills minister Nick Boles publicly claiming in January that he was...