By: Paul Offord

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It’s likely that no-one has been fined or prosecuted for illegally underpaying apprentices, an FE Week investigation exposing the “unacceptable” failure of government enforcement has found. The Department...
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The future of a provider caught offering banned inducements to an employer remains in limbo, after the government refused to confirm whether all its last funding will be...
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More trouble has erupted in T-Level planning, after it emerged that no-one has yet been appointed to the advisory development panels that should have met for the first...
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The first group of degree apprentices in the UK have graduated today, with seven out of the 11 gaining first class honours. The Aston University learners were awarded...
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The government was pressured into its major U-turn on the publication of hidden achievement rate data in the wake of FE Week reporting, the national statistics regulation boss...
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Ofsted has completely failed to act on a change in its rules that allow it directly to inspect subcontractors despite an embarrassing succession of major scandals, an FE...
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Long-awaited revised achievement rates for individual providers will be published on July 27, FE Week can reveal. The Department for Education released the 2015/16 National Achievement Rate Tables...
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Former skills minister Robert Halfon has been handing out flyers to MPs, illustrated with his favourite ladder of opportunity, as he bids to chair the House of Commons...
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A hotly anticipated government review of employment practices is to call for apprenticeship and loan funding to be made available for “modules” and “flexible” courses, FE Week can reveal. Matthew Taylor,...
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The Association of Colleges has approved restructuring plans designed to help prevent a £1 million overspend in 2017/18 – which include terminating long-running agreements with associate bodies to...
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– Greening begs big business for help with “substantive” work placements, while DfE refuses to commit to original plan for 2019 launch    The education secretary has explained to...