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Institute for Learning question £6k ITT qualifcation
Questions have been raised over the further education (FE) sector’s ability to attract experts into teaching in the face of proposed government reforms. The Institute for Learning (IfL)...
NCFE in partnership with Reed
An innovative collaboration between an employment and skills provider and a national awarding body will be unveiled this week. NCFE and Reed in Partnership say that the partnership...
Sector leaders gather for the AoC conference
It is the biggest event in the FE calendar – the a chance for colleges managers and leaders to discuss policy and swap innovative ideas. But when the...
Provider owner also set-up awarding body
The owner of one of the UK’s largest and “fastest growing” vocational training providers has also created his own awarding body. Gerard Syddall is a company director and...
FE charity in administration ~ FE Week investigates
Learning and Skills Network (LSN) placed in administration after turnover dips by £29 million in two years and pension liability leaves an £8 million hole – but it...
BIS Select Committee to launch enquiry into apprenticeships
An enquiry into apprenticeships will be launched by the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee in the new year. Adrian Bailey MP, chairman of the committee, made...
A closer look at non-traditional delivery models
In the last few weeks, the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) revealed to FE Week that a review was underway into short apprenticeships. Delivery models, the NAS said, which...
Learning and Skills Network in administration
A charity with more than 25 years experience in the education sector has been placed into administration. Ian Oakley-Smith, David Hurst and Karen Dukes of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) were appointed...
BIS to review SFA and role  of their Chief Executive
Transparency and accountability will be the joint focus of a review launched this week into the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). But while its aim is defined, the mechanisms...
Colleges to keep left-over funding
Clawback will be waived for providers who have delivered 97 per cent or more of their targets, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has revealed. The SFA, in Issue...
Train to Gain volumes prove ‘lesson in government-speak’
The number of learners starting workplace learning continues to thrive despite the government’s focus on increasing apprenticeships. The number of new starts in Train to Gain/ Workplace learning...