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With around 900 apprentices left uncertain of their future following the administration of Phones 4U, Jane Byford considers the legal position for learners, and also providers, in such...
Niace is calling for adults to have an entitlement to career reviews, not just in mid-life but at other points in their lives, including returning to work from...
Jim Proudfoot looks at Ofqual plans for accreditation requirements. In order for a qualification to be offered in England it must have been accepted onto the Register of...
Functional Skills could have been saved from the qualifications scrapheap with Skills Minister Nick Boles having revealed hopes for them to become “legitimate, valid, respected and admired”. Roger...
While TeamUK’s impressive haul of medals at EuroSkills steals the headlines, the benefits of competing run much deeper, explains Maureen Evans-Olsen. Winning isn’t everything; but wanting to is,...
The success of the British team at the EuroSkills competitions this month demonstrates the skills and talent of our young people. In the hospitality industry we have a...
A rebranding exercise at Lewisham Southwark College cost almost £290,000 and the result — Lesoco — could be dropped after less than two years. Ruth Sparkes considers the...
The charity National Numeracy has launched a manifesto aimed at eliminating the “national scourge” of poor everyday maths skills among the UK population. Wendy Jones explains how it...
I introduced myself on the FE Week website as the new FE Insider last month as having a real passion for nurturing young talent and then I overheard...

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