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Sixth Form Colleges Association award winners unveiled
Seven outstanding teams from sixth form colleges across the country have been honoured at an inaugural awards ceremony for the sector tonight. The De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre,...
Merger partner announced for cash-strapped college
A cash-strapped college that was recently told by the FE Commissioner that it urgently needed to merge in order to survive has finally found a partner. Stratford-upon-Avon College,...
Association of Colleges appoints new deputy chief executive
Kirsti Lord, acting principal at City College Coventry, has been appointed as the new deputy chief executive of the Association of Colleges. She will take up the role...
Brathay Challenge: National apprentice team of the year revealed
A team of nine apprentices from GlaxoSmithKline Ulverston have been named the apprentice team of the year, through the prestigious Brathay Challenge. Eight teams from across England went...
Editor Asks: Robert Halfon reflects on time as minister
Most, if not all of the FE sector was left in shock this week after we exclusively revealed that Robert Halfon had been sacked from his job as...
Exclusive: First outstanding Ofsted rating for FE college in 14 months
The first general FE to receive a grade one Ofsted rating in 14 months is Dudley College, FE Week can exclusively reveal. The report was full of glowing...
Who is Anne Milton? 11 facts about the new skills minister
FE Week has today exclusively announced that our sector’s new apprenticeships and skills minister will be Anne Milton, a former nurse and MP for Guildford. Here we have...
Exclusive: New minister for apprenticeships and skills revealed
The new minister for apprenticeships and skills is Anne Milton, MP for Guildford, FE Week can exclusively reveal. The Department for Education are expected to confirm the appointment...
Who gets the skills post? Two junior ministerial appointments confirmed
Two new junior ministerial appointments have been made to the Department for Education, after it was reported by our sister paper Schools Week that Nick Gibb would be...
Halfon loses apprenticeships and skills ministerial role in reshuffle
It is a change that will shock the FE sector. Apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon has this evening been told he will not return to his ministerial...
English college group wins applied engineering Saudi contract
A three-year contract worth £58 million, to run a higher education applied engineering college in Saudi Arabia, has been secured by Lincoln College Group. A spokesperson said LCG...