By: Paul Offord

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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...
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The sector may have had to endure an agonising 14-month wait for Ofsted to rate a general FE college ‘outstanding’ – but there’s now been a second published...
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A call for up to 150 industry experts to join new Institute for Apprenticeships advisory panels, has prompted concerns over a lack of “joined up decisions” with similar...
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The nation’s largest training provider is consulting on a new wave of redundancies – with its chief executive admitting around one in 10 staff could be affected. Learndirect...
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The Queen’s speech has confirmed that the drive towards T-Levels will continue full steam ahead. The monarch delivered her speech to MPs and peers, setting out the government’s key...
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Striking union members have been criticised for trying to cause “maximum disruption to the community”, by taking the unusual step of holding their industrial action on a college’s...
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The Department for Education has blamed a lack of resources for its failure to publish up-to-date advance learner loans figures – on which reporting is now suspended indefinitely....