By: Jude

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The minimum wage for apprentices changed on April 1 this year, soaring from a measly £3.40 per hour to a princely £3.50 per hour. And though this extra...
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It’s a bumper Ofsted watch this week, with a total of 15 full FE and skills inspection reports published since our last round-up. What’s more, over half of...
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The outgoing boss of the Education and Skills Funding Agency has fired a warning shot across the bows to all colleges on the importance of reliable financial and...
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A group of key FE figures has called for a cross-departmental minister for a lifelong learning, through a new report by the Skills Commission. It’s one of a...
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Pupils were “sold a dream” and had their “confidence and aspirations knocked” by a university technical college that has been slammed by Ofsted. Bolton UTC received the lowest...
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Degree apprenticeships will be regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, and not by Ofsted. The news was revealed by the Department for Education this morning,...
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A provider that took on much of the former K College provision, following its demise, has been rated as ‘requires improvement’ – in a mixed week for the FE and...
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The first inadequate-overall Ofsted rating has been handed out to a loans-only provider, which complained it had been unaware it was subject to inspection, causing its Skills Funding...
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The FE Week Annual Apprenticeship Conference – now in its third year – shone a spotlight on the importance of quality being maintained and hopefully improved as the...
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The search has begun for Peter Lauener’s replacement as head of the Education and Skills Funding Agency. The job of chief executive of the funding agency, which will...
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A new FE principals’ leadership programme has been announced – backed with more than £1 million of government cash. The new training programme, which will be delivered by...