News

UKCES survey highlights ‘skills potholes’ in the UK
More than two in five businesses operating in the UK do not provide training opportunities for their staff, according to research by the UK Commission for Employment and...
FE Minister gets the final word
The skills minister has been scrutinised by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee in the last evidence session of their inquiry into apprenticeships. John...
Short apprenticeships offer “no real benefit,” say MPs
Apprenticeships delivered in six months or less offer “no real benefit” to learners or employers, according to a report published by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Margaret Hodge...
Short apprenticeships offer “no real benefit,” say MPs
Apprenticeships delivered in six months or less offer “no real benefit” to learners or employers, according to a report published by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Margaret Hodge...
FE loans met with “widespread dismay”
Only one in ten adults say they would “definitely” take out a loan to study a level 3 course in FE, according to research commissioned by the Department...
SFA staff shortlisted for top job
Staff at the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) have been informed that three members of its executive team are in line to replace Geoff Russell as the chief executive....
Arrests over apprenticeship subcontractor
Serious Fraud Office swoop in on Luis Michael Training, former partner of Sparsholt College Three men have been arrested as part of an investigation into Luis Michael Training...
Awards ceremony launches Adult Learners' Week 2012
TV presenter Philippa Forrester enthusiastically kicked off the ceremony. “This is a celebration. This is a party. This is to say well done. To acknowledge all of that...
City College Norwich develops federation model
City College Norwich (CCN) is developing a federation model alongside two academies and a potential University Technical College (UTC), which will help share essential services and promote collaboration....
The future of adult learning
Tom Wilson, director, UnionLearn, TUC     David Hughes, chief executive, NIACE Ever-rising levels of unemployment, lack of skills among sections of the population, equality, changing policy and...
Redundancies at Elmfield Training
Elmfield Training Ltd, who have been scrutinised by the BIS Select Committee for their delivery of apprenticeships with Morrisons, are starting to make redundancies. A spokesperson for Elmfield...