By: Nick

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Colleges have failed to take up the apprenticeships challenge laid down a year ago by former skills minister Nick Boles – with figures showing the proportion delivered by...
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As it turned out, my exclusive interview with the new apprenticeships minister Robert Halfon was conducted just hours after the Independent, Guardian and Mirror had all reported a...
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The entrepreneur Lord Alan Sugar could be about to quit his role as the country’s apprenticeships champion after receiving no contact from government officials after six months on...
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Despite the very public “U-turn” the government made on proposed apprenticeship cuts on Tuesday, funding is still due to be cut from key frameworks by up to 50...
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This morning FE Week was the first to report that the Department for Education had released documents confirming the level of funding for apprenticeships from May 1, 2017....
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This morning the government released an update to their apprenticeship reform plans, including final levels of funding for new framework and standards starts from May 1, 2017. Click here...
FE Experts
Dr Pember is absolutely right to be mad with the government for exposing apprentices to so much needless anxiety over unknown end point assessment organisations. And it is...
FE Experts
DfE officials should be applauded, under the circumstances, for trying to support colleges as best they can by letting them see the area review guidance in draft form....
FE Experts
There is a sad inevitability to the repeated delays to the unrealistic timetable for apprenticeship reforms. So much of the provisional detail is contested, and with a new...
FE Experts
As editor of FE Week I’m used to skills ministers being economical with the truth. I’m used to questions going unanswered or hearing non-answers to the question being asked....
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The Association of Colleges is right to resort to legal action when defending its members from glaring government inconsistency. This should not be viewed as a waste of...