By: Jude

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It’s been a largely disappointing week, as all three published full FE and skills inspection reports resulted in a drop from ‘good’ to ‘requires improvement’. “Significant weaknesses” in its...
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A Lancashire college has expressed its “enormous sadness” at the death of one of its students in last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester. Georgina Callander, an 18-year-old health...
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A provider on the new apprenticeships register has been hit with an inadequate overall grade, in the only full inspection report to have been published this week. But...
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When they were launched in July 2015, the area reviews were expected to result in a huge number of college mergers. The former Department for Business, Innovation and...
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A surprise move has been made by the Conservatives to allow large firms to use apprentice levy funds to pay wages – in a manifesto retaining the commitment...
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The Conservatives’ long-awaited general election manifesto, called ‘Forward Together’, has just been launched, outlining its plans for FE and skills. Click here to download the full document. Key...
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Hundreds of providers including a college from the nation’s second largest city, which largely missed out last time, have made it onto the register of apprenticeship training providers...
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Two colleges have scrapped merger plans less than three months after they were announced. Stanmore College and West Hertfordshire College formally declared their intention to join forces in...
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A controversial long-distance merger has been signed off by college governors, despite grave concerns from a London borough council. Lewisham Southwark College will now join forces with NCG,...
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A campaign has been launched today to prevent huge Brexit-induced cuts to FE funding, which supports learners who “fall between the gaps” of mainstream provision. European Social Fund...
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The Association of Colleges’ manifesto has called for new levy funding restrictions on employers. The document was unveiled this afternoon by the AoC, led by chief executive David...