By: Paul Offord

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Learndirect has come out on top in the race to win European Social Fund contracts, securing 26 deals worth almost £49.5 million, FE Week analysis has shown. Calderdale...
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The online system that employers will use to manage apprenticeship funds is now open for registration to all levy-paying companies. A link to the new apprenticeship service was...
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A new FE Commissioner intervention report has exposed the grave financial problems facing Hull College Group. Commissioner Richard Atkins’ (pictured) team was sent in to carry out their...
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The controversial new legal agreement, that employers will have to sign with the Skills Funding Agency to run new apprenticeships, has been unveiled. FE Week exclusively revealed last...
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A third of employers who will have to pay the new apprenticeship levy from April are not even aware it exists, a worrying new survey report has shown....
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The key ministerial architect of the government’s fast-unravelling policy on university technical colleges has admitted the experiment has failed. Michael Gove, who launched UTCs in his former role...
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The overall Leading Light winner from the prestigious national Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards has gone to the Grimsby Institute. It was chosen by Baroness Sharp of Guildford,...
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We are morally compelled as a nation to do our absolute best to help immigrants who struggle with speaking English, to integrate smoothly into our rich melting pot...
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Ofsted has been forced to deny it would reduce its inspections of apprenticeships employer-providers to “samples”, despite the secret release of new guidance suggesting otherwise. According to briefing...
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A consultation on the future of the Association of Colleges has set out plans for an overhaul of membership fees, to help prevent a £1 million overspend on...
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Over-60s are being encouraged to do more apprenticeships, in a new government report looking at how to boost employment prospects in later life. The report by the Department...