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Off-the-job training rules are inflexible and hard to enforce. They need urgent reform, argues Sue Pittock Who first thought up the 20 per cent off-the-job training requirement, which...
Small training providers like the Friends Centre in Brighton are struggling under the current AEB uncertainty, writes Helen Osborne The recent partial invitation to tender for the Adult...
It is apprentices who will pay the price for bad decision making – so involve us, says Poppy Wolfarth The apprentice panel atthe Institute for Apprenticeships recently had...
As reported last week, the new Skills Minister Anne Milton is seen as a fixer, brought in to sort out the stumbling apprenticeship reforms. And this week we...
Ofsted recently lauded the Grimsby Institute Group’s outcomes for 14- to 16-year-old learners as ‘outstanding’. Paul Thundercliffe, headteacher of the school they opened in 2015, explains how they...
There has been a marked increase in refusals to assess young people for education, health and care plans. Fixing this will require a shift in attitude from government,...
Central government agencies have failed to produce a successful skills policy – now it’s time for the devolved authorities to take over, argues Shane Chowen Next to reforming...
Demand for health and care apprenticeships is set to soar, yet providers seem unprepared to grasp these business opportunities, says Sally Garbett The 2013 Cavendish Review identified significant...
Getting more women into leadership positions is a multifaceted challenge, but there are some practical steps leaders in FE can take, writes Pauline Odulinski We are all familiar...
FE and schools rubbed shoulders at this year’s festivals of education and skills – wouldn’t it be interesting to get them talking more, asks Graham Taylor It was...
The DfE’s rethink on publishing the revised provider achievement rate data for 2014/15 is a welcome change of heart – though it is possible that FE Week’s front...

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