By: Nick

FE Experts
The government announced in August that from next May they will be cutting some 16-18 apprenticeship framework funding rates by over 50% in the most deprived parts of...
News
The prime minister is like a “drunk in a china shop”, according to one motor industry chief, because she claims she does not “recognise” potential cuts of up...
FE Experts
The government has been selling the apprenticeship levy to employers for over a year now. They will have “ownership” and be “in the driving seat”, negotiating the cash...
Profiles
Liz Rees knows all about grammar schools — she attended three — but, unlike some prominent politicians, the experience has not made the Unionlearn director a fan of...
News
A top SFA official seconded to into the government department to implement the apprenticeship levy has already returned, FE Week can reveal. FE Week reported in March that...
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Businesses are increasingly jittery over the apprenticeship levy, after it was revealed that they would have to sign strict contracts with the Skills Funding Agency – rather than...
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Three apprenticeship reform advisory groups, set up by the government, were never told of plans to cut 16- to 18-year-old framework rates by up to 50 percent, FE Week...
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Last week saw David Hughes become the fifth chief executive of the Association of Colleges in its 20 year history. Many readers will know that he’s been close...
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A new baseline test is being launched by REED NCFE to transform how providers can boost their study programme learners’ employability skills. Baseline Employability Skills Test (BESTest), developed...
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Click here to download the campaign event briefing.   Our first ever official campaign will oppose damaging cuts to apprenticeship funding exposed by FE Week over the summer....
FE Experts
This evening three national newspapers have reported our apprenticeship funding analysis along with a letter to the Skills Minister signed by over 50 MPs. FE Week editor, Nick Linford,...