By: Paul Offord

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More than half of apprenticeship standards approved for delivery still have no approved assessment organisation, FE Week analysis of latest government data has shown. Former top skills civil...
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Governors from the Sixth Form College Solihull have voted to press ahead with plans to join forces with a network of local schools – in what looks set...
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“Very concerning” delays with councils delivering education health and care plans (EHCP) for young people with special needs, which could deprive many of FE support from January, have...
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A new joint parliamentary select committee inquiry, into how education can help prevent mental health problems among young people, will look at issues faced by college students. MPs...
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A call has been made for local enterprise partnerships to have a new contracting process that’s “fair and transparent” if they’re dealing with cash from the adult education...
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Talks have begun between Ofsted and the government over extending the inspectorate’s remit to cover degree apprenticeships. Paul Joyce, Ofsted’s deputy director for FE and skills, revealed this...
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The country urgently needs a national review into the provisions it makes for non-native English speakers, according to a major new report. The Casey Review, which looked at...
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The crackdown on providers who fail to disclose how much they topslice from subcontracting contracts has stepped up a gear, after the Skills Funding Agency said it wanted...
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A much broader range of success measures is needed for apprenticeships – accounting for progression to higher pay and qualifications, and how well emerging industries are being catered...
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Latest figures have shown that Learndirect top-sliced almost £20 million through its deals with subcontractors last academic year, FE Week can reveal. The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has...
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