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Unbelievably, the government may be about to chop away the first rung on the ladder with its new funding system for apprenticeships, says Jon Graham On the face...
Writing exclusively in FE Week, Robert Halfon, the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, sets out his plans, priorities and resolutions for the year ahead. 2017 is set to be...
It’s time to create a directory of all the apprenticeship standards and technical qualifications that need to be developed, says Graham Hasting-Evans. In order to establish how big...
Firm guidelines need to be put into place to ensure the quality of the content of the new apprenticeship standards is accompanied by quality delivery, says John Hyde....
The Casey Report is right to fight for the cause of English for Speakers of Other Languages courses –improving social integration is an essential public service, says Jenny...
While devolution of the adult skills budget will lead to better use of public funds, an overall strategy to guide spending is sorely lacking, says Sue Pember. Much...
When some apprentices are not even given quality training, the 10p increase to the apprentice wage is a sham, says Shakira Martin. Based on the last few months,...
Sir Michael Wilshaw couldn’t resist another high profile opportunity to bash colleges. It’s clear that his support team, including his FE deputy Paul Joyce, had helped produce an...
The end of 2016 will feel like a much bigger occasion than other years. It’s been a relentless rollercoaster of emotions. So much so that I now hesitate...
It was a great honour to be recognised last week for my investigative reporting on FE, and I know our talented senior report Alix Robertson feels the same...
With Prevent and British values still in the spotlight, now is a bad time to lose the National Council of Faiths and Beliefs in Further Education, says Sam...

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