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Full steam ahead for apprenticeship levy launch
It’s full steam ahead for the levy launch — with the Department for Education (DfE) set to unveil a delayed document spelling out new apprenticeship funding arrangements in...
Warm welcome for new minister for apprenticeships and skills
FE sector leaders have welcomed Robert Halfon as the new minister for apprenticeships and skills, with the “right credentials” for the tough job ahead. Mr Halfon (pictured) succeeds Nick Boles, who...
It's official... Amanda Spielman confirmed as next Ofsted chief inspector
It’s now official – Amanda Spielman will be the next Ofsted chief inspector. Doubts had been raised over whether the new education secretary Justine Greening would continue with...
EXCLUSIVE: Harlow MP Robert Halfon gets apprentices and skills brief
Harlow MP Robert Halfon has been handed ministerial responsibilities for apprentices and skills. FE Week broke the news that Mr Halfon had been appointed minister of state at...
Next chief executive of Learning and Work Institute announced
The next chief executive of the Learning and Work Institute will be current deputy Stephen Evans, FE Week can reveal. He will step up to the top job...
Supermarket ad sparks double standards complaints over maths apprenticeship entry requirement
Aldi has been accused of double standards after a controversial TV advert suggested the supermarket chain takes a “light hearted” approach to maths that isn’t reflected in the...
Robert Halfon announced as new minister at DfE
The Harlow MP Robert Halfon has this morning been appointed as a Minister of State at the Department for Education. Individual briefs have not been confirmed, but it...
Apprenticeship chaos warning by FE champion Baroness Sharp in final House of Lords speech
Liberal Democrat Peer and tireless FE advocate Baroness Sharp warned of the chaos being created by rushed apprenticeship reforms in her farewell parliamentary speech. The 77-year-old, who was...
Department for Education taking over FE, skills and higher education
The Department for Education (DfE) will take over responsibility for FE, skills and higher education. Until now, the further and higher education sectors have been under the remit...
Justine Greening announced as new education secretary
Justine Greening is the new secretary of state for education, replacing Nicky Morgan who has served in the role for two years. Ms Greening (pictured) was tipped for...
Nicky Morgan sacked as education secretary
Nicky Morgan has expressed her disappointment after being sacked from the Department for Education after two years as its secretary of state. She confirmed her departure on Twitter this...