By: Paul Offord

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Mark Dawe (pictured) may only be weeks into his new job, but he is already breaking the mould. The former college principal and awarding organisation chief has become the...
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Two senior appointments have been announced for the Institute for Apprenticeships — a day after Association of Employment and Learning Providers boss Mark Dawe complained to MPs about...
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The government has admitted that fewer than one in ten 19- to 24-year-olds who complete a traineeship course move on to start an apprenticeship. Traineeships were launched three...
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Traineeships definitely need to be reviewed – as they’re still not really taking off with learners and aren’t serving the key purpose of helping boost apprentice starts. I...
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The Association of Colleges (AoC) has announced David Hughes as its new chief executive – just five months after he oversaw the launch of the Learning and Work Institute...
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The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has claimed the decision confirmed today to close its Sheffield office will help save around £350m — even though a...
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Lord Sugar has accepted a second “enterprise tsar” role to encourage more young people onto apprenticeships — but this time under a Conservative government. The wealthy entrepreneur and...
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The University and College Union (UCU) has called on Cornwall College Group principal Amarjit Basi to take a pay cut to show solidarity with up to 60 staff...
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The government has been criticised for largely ignoring the role of FE colleges play with delivering degree level provision in its new white paper on higher education. There...
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A man has been jailed for 15 months for defrauding New College Swindon out of almost £43,000 of Skills Funding Agency (SFA) cash — after he faked certificates...
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> ‘Valuable analysis’ shows 20 per cent of adult funding being spent on learners outside region of the provider > Skills Minister warns SFA that ‘contracts spanning multiple...