By: Jude

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The apprenticeship levy needs a radical rethink to double investment in skills, according to a new report from a leading think-tank. The so-called “skills and productivity levy” proposed...
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The Institute for Apprenticeships is on the hunt for yet more experts – but this time they will be paid. Adverts for up to 80 anonymous peer-reviewers for...
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A local authority is planning to make hundreds of thousands in management fees by offering access to its own apprenticeship provider list, FE Week can reveal. Nottingham City...
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Training providers are being are being told they will learn the results of their long delayed adult education budget bids in August, even though the Education and Skills...
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An end-point assessment organisation claims that the Education and Skills Funding Agency will allow it to subcontract apprenticeship exams – even though the agency is in the middle...
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A planned merger between two London colleges has been called off at the last minute, FE Week can reveal. Barking and Dagenham College and Havering College will no...
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A plea for flexibility in apprenticeship off-the-job training requirements has been swiftly rebutted by the Department for Education. In a paper sent to the DfE on Monday, the...
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Degree students left waiting for overdue results from a Lancashire college have branded the delay “cruel” and are demanding answers.  The final grades for students at Blackburn College’s...
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Three providers have been branded ‘inadequate’ in a tough week for the FE and skills sector. Land-based provider Easton and Otley College, independent provider EQL Solutions Limited and...
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The government’s controversial policy on post-16 GCSE resits should be rethought, according to the author of a new government-commissioned review out today. However, Professor Sir Adrian Smith’s plea...
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The Skills Funding Agency and the Education Funding Agency have both released their annual reports and accounts for 2016-17 today – their last before they merged to form...