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It was announced during the Easter break that the government’s decision over funding allocations for apprenticeship provision for non-levy-paying employers had been paused, to allow time a careful...
This week we expose the ESFA’s top secret four-level grading system that gets applied to every one of just over 1,000 post-16 providers that they fund. We learned...
The government’s decision over funding allocations for apprenticeship provision for non-levy-paying employers has been paused, to allow it more time to review this policy area. Anne-marie Morris explains...
Statement to members, reproduced here with permission Although most of the feedback from members that I have received about yesterday’s ESFA announcement supports AELP’s initial response welcoming the paused...
One thing an assessment regulator should definitely not have is double standards; it undermines the core of their existence. We’ve just emerged from a lively FE week Annual...
The NHS London Procurement Partnership responds to FE Week’s questions about new charges it plans to implement for apprenticeship procurement services. The LPP response – from which quotes for the...
If employers have to let apprentices out one day a week as the SFA wants, the whole system may grind to a halt, says Chris Taylor The Skills...
Apprenticeships might be at the heart of the Government’s industrial strategy, but delays in the register of approved providers raise questions about its vision for the future, says...
The vast majority of independent training providers deliver great results for apprentices, writes Bob Watmore The front page lead of last week’s FE Week was understandably sensational about...
The government needs to look carefully at the NHS’ plans to hit providers with brokerage fees. No-one is suggesting the health service is breaking the Skills Funding Agency’s...
The government is right to identify work experience as vital to high-quality technical education, but the cost of managing all those placements shouldn’t be underestimated, says Sam Parrett...

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