By: Jude

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Bury College has launched a consultation on its proposed merger with the University of Bolton. The move was first revealed in an article by FE Week on April...
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A college in Cornwall has become the first to be rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted since the introduction of the Common Inspection Framework (CIF) in September. The education watchdog’s...
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The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has said it will improve its tool for viewing qualification achievement rates (QAR) following complaints from providers — but is unable to say...
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Skills Minister Nick Boles has confirmed that consultancy grants of £50k or £100k will be available to support colleges to implement area review recommendations, in a letter sent...
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The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has today launched a long-awaited consultation into introducing maintenance loans for learners in FE. The consultation, which closes on June...
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The apprenticeship levy is a “revenue raising measure” for the Treasury, former business secretary Sir Vince Cable has said. During his speech at FE Week’s Annual Apprenticeship Conference...
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Only companies that are paying the apprenticeship levy will have access to the new funding system when it is launched in April 2017, the co-chair of the government’s Apprenticeship...
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Invitations to tender for the European Social Fund (ESF) Youth Programme in London have been launched by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). The new contracts for 2014-20 cover the...
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University Technical Colleges (UTCs) should function as part of multi-academy trusts (MATs) to make them “stronger”, the skills minister has said. Nick Boles (pictured above) told the House...
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A further education college has plummeted from the highest to lowest overall grade after its first Ofsted inspection in more than seven years. Mid-Cheshire College (MCC) has been slammed...
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City College Plymouth (CCP) has become the second college to join the 157 Group since it exclusively revealed its expansion plans to FE Week in January, bringing membership...