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BBC 5 live investigates apprenticeships
Apprenticeship schemes which misuse taxpayers’ money is to be debated by leading figures in the FE sector on ‘5 Live Investigates’. The programme, which will be broadcast on...
Apprenticeship sales force enrol themselves
Call centre staff at a training provider have enrolled onto an apprenticeship programme to improve their skills. Twenty workers at Intraining, part of NCG (formerly Newcastle College Group)...
FE Week visits parliament to meet the apprentices working in MP’s offices
The number of apprentices working in MP’s offices are on the rise, just as young people undertaking an unpaid internship in Parliament has become a hotly contested issue....
UTC scuppered by college and university dispute
A college principal which helped create the University Technical College (UTC) model has been forced to postpone her own bid. Stella Mbubaegbu, principal of Highbury College, has been...
Gove could do BETTer for FE
The shadow minister has hit out at the disregarding of further education in the overhaul of the ICT curriculum. Education secretary Michael Gove announced a consultation on withdrawing...
One principal, two colleges
Two further education colleges have joined in a unique federation to cut costs under the leadership of one principal. Surrey-based institutes Kingston College and Carshalton College last year...
Hundreds of Zenos apprenticeships ‘delayed’
Hundreds of people have been affected by the postponement of an apprenticeship programme led by a major provider. Zenos, a provider of ICT apprenticeships, has told around 300...
FE Week Investigates: Further education leaders honoured
A former college principal has spoken exclusively to FE Week of his shock after being chosen to receive a Knighthood for his services to further education (FE). Geoff...
Cash boost for work experience
Colleges in areas with high proportions of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) have been given a cash boost. The Department for Education (DfE) has...
Apprenticeship review targets 45 providers
More than 40 colleges and training providers are being investigated as part of the review into short duration apprenticeships. “We are working with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA)...
Eight sentenced – including six jailed – over £500,000 college fraud
Eight fraudsters have been sentenced, including six jailed, for conning colleges out of more than half-a-million-pounds. The sentences, handed out at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday, signalled the...