By: Jude

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NCG has confirmed it will absorb yet another provider in the north following months of talks. Further consolidation is also on the cards for London’s colleges, with two...
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A sixth form college in the north west has become only the second in the country to be rated outstanding by Ofsted under the common inspection framework. Birkenhead...
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An angry parent of a student “devastated” by the news that her university technical college would close in the summer has demanded to know why the school took...
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A struggling sixth form college has pulled out of its ongoing area review, after a special intervention by sixth form commissioner Peter Mucklow. The Leicester-based Gateway SFC received...
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A mostly encouraging week for FE, with regards to Ofsted reports, saw West Cheshire College shed its inadequate tag. It went up to grade three from its previous...
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Ofsted has blasted a college for “endemic” sexualised behaviour and incidents of sexual assault in a damning new report. In November, the inspectorate awarded Hereward College the lowest...
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The proportion of learners on apprenticeship standards without an approved assessment organisation is dropping rapidly, according to new figures. Statistics published in October showed 42 per cent of...
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Two of the three independent training provider full inspection reports published this week have resulted in a two grade crash to inadequate. And two other providers have lost...
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Ofqual will hold talks with an awarding organisation owned by the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink, over alleged conflict of interest “issues raised” through an FE...
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Just five mergers have been proposed in the latest area reviews to have completed – and with one of them already off the cards, parts of the sector...
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No college inspection report to have been published by the education watchdog since the beginning of the year has resulted in a higher grade. It’s part of a...