By: Jude

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A multi-academy trust might be running a new sixth form with fewer than 20 students, FE Week has learned, just days after the DfE reversed a decision to...
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Apprenticeships minister Robert Halfon (pictured above) has been accused of “trying to hoodwink the house” over apprenticeship funding cuts during a heated clash in parliament this morning. The...
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Sitting before me in smart suit and tie, Bill Watkin, the chief executive of the Sixth Form Colleges’ Association chief executive looks the epitome of respectability. But that...
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Jaguar Land Rover, the British car manufacturer regularly lauded by ministers for its apprenticeship scheme, has been hit with a shock grade three rating after an Ofsted inspection....
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The government has announced new rules which will allow it to repeatedly bail out failing colleges that go bust, reneging on a previous commitment. The new Technical and...
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The government is being urged to increase funding for 16- to 18-year-olds ahead of this year’s autumn statement, as two thirds of sixth form colleges report dropping courses...
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Sir David Collins is to face a grilling from MPs on the progress of the area reviews of post-16 education and training next week. The outgoing FE commissioner...
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Planned strike action at Hull College has been called off, after bosses gave assurances that there would not be compulsory redundancies. The strike had been due to take...
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Fears that private equity firms could be allowed to asset strip failed colleges have been eased, with the publication of key area review documents by the Department for...
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Long-awaited area review guidance and updates have finally been published by the Department for Education – three months after they were first expected. The implementation guidance, due diligence...
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London mayor Sadiq Khan has added his voice to those calling on the government to rethink proposed apprenticeship funding rates that would see cuts of up to 50...