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Councils face Hancock’s wrath over teen tracking

Councils face Hancock’s wrath over teen tracking

Nine more councils are to get a slap on the wrist over their tracking of 16 and 17-year-olds, just six months after a dozen other local authorities were deemed to...
FELTAG and Beyond

FELTAG and Beyond

Download your free copy of the FE Week 16-page feature supplement on FELTAG and Beyond in partnership with Tribal. Click here to download (5 mb) ———————————————————- Introduction In February last year, FE was...

Top college earner figures ‘not showing full picture’

Calls for college chief executive and principal pay levels to be published have emerged amid concerns the growth of group management structures could mean taxpayers are not getting...

Students’ union ‘needs more ambition’ in putting FE funding case

The National Union of Students’ National Conference took place in Liverpool this month and resulted in re-elections and new campaigning vigour, writes Freddie Whittaker. The National Union of...

Privacy warning over biometric data collection

Privacy warning over biometric data collection
The boss of a Leicester-based national subcontractor where learners have their finger measurements scanned to get into classrooms has defended his firm’s collection of biometric data. Ronan Smith,...

Software and Leps in Spicer update

Skills Funding Agency (SFA) interim chief executive Barbara Spicer has written to contractors with an update on a range of sector issues, including funding software and local enterprise...

New careers guidance rules ‘don’t go far enough’

New rules which mean schools will be forced to tell their pupils about FE and apprenticeships “don’t go far enough”, the Association of Colleges (AoC) has warned. The...

College steps in to save apprentices

More than 160 engineering apprentices are set to be transferred to City College Norwich from an independent learning provider facing closure. The college said the East Anglian Group...