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SFA college account data ‘appears incorrect’
College account figures have been removed from the Skill Funding Agency’s website little more than a week after they were published. The figures, for 2010/11, were published on...
NAS Quality Action Plan revealed
A document detailing how the government will improve the quality of the apprenticeship programme has today been published. The Quality Action Plan, drawn up by the National Apprenticeship...
Did you #askHayes about launch of National Careers Service?
The skills minister was questioned about the new National Careers Service and impartial information, advice and guidance in a live Twitter debate this morning. John Hayes MP, the...
Sector calls for delay to FE loans implementation
Four of the largest organisations representing colleges, staff and students have joined forces to call on the government to delay the implementation of FE loans. The Association of...
Panorama investigation into apprenticeships sparks sector-wide response
The government and leading membership bodies have responded to “The Great Apprentice Scandal” Panorama programme broadcast on Monday. David Way, chief executive of the National Apprenticeship Service, said...
Call for re-evaluation of apprenticeships following Panorama programme
Image: Apprenticeships England founders Lindsay McCurdy (left) and Peter Cobrin (right) read FE Week The largest independent group of people engaged in apprenticeships has called for a “root...
Minimum duration of 12 months unveiled for adult apprenticeships
Adult apprenticeships must take at least 12 months to complete from August this year, the skills minister has announced. If an apprentice aged 19 or above has prior...
Panorama to focus on Zenos, Morrisons and subcontracting
Panorama will broadcast  ‘The Great Apprentice Scandal’ on BBC One at 8.30 tonight, and will focus on 16-18 IT apprenticeships delivered by Zenos (although not mentioned in their...
Panorama takes a look at The Great Apprentice Scandal
The reporter behind the investigative look at apprenticeships has lifted the lid on what viewers can expect when tuning into the show next week. Apprenticeships will be thrown...
MP accuses Elmfield Training of 'rip off'
The boss of Elmfield Training Ltd has been accused by an MP of a “rip off” over his firm’s high profit margins which have been generated by the public purse....
Government could remove obligation for teachers to register with IfL
Teachers will no longer have the statutory obligation to register with the Institute for Learning (IfL) under plans revealed today by the government. The news follows the release of...