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Fraudster cash goes toward apprenticeships return
A council in Bedfordshire will use the ill-gotten gains of a junk mail fraudster to bring back its apprenticeship programme. Bedford Borough Council has announced it will partner...
Minister to rule on Barnfield split after public say
Skills Minister Nick Boles will rule on plans for Barnfield College to leave the Barnfield Federation once a public consultation on the proposed split finishes next month, FE...
BREAKING: AoC goes ahead with pay deal despite UCU opposition
The Association of Colleges (AoC) is to proceed with its pay deal despite plans by the University and College Union (UCU) to strike over the offer. According to the...
REVEALED - the new FE Insider columnist for FE Week
Like the next Dr Who or latest James Bond, the world has been waiting with bated breath to learn the identity of the new FE Week columnist to...
DfE U-turn on FE free meals policy puts top-ups back on menu
The Department for Education (DfE) today revealed a U-turn on its FE free meals policy, allowing providers to boost the £2.41 handout with funding from the 16 to...
UCU announces strike and possible further action as members reject 1 per cent pay rise
College staff have voted to strike next month in the latest of a series of strikes over pay, the University and College Union (UCU) has announced. UCU members...
Education Secretary under pressure to establish 'careers hubs'
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has come under pressure from FE sector leaders to reform careers advice and guidance by establishing ‘careers hubs’. In a letter to Mrs Morgan,...
College rips up ‘not fit for purpose’ UTC action plan
An improvement plan aimed at turning around the fortunes of an inadequate-rated university technical college (UTC) has been ripped up and rewritten by its new general FE college...
Inspectors to take closer look at under fire study programmes
Study programmes will be “central to inspections” from this week as Ofsted seeks to challenge a slow response to the initiative. Lorna Fitzjohn, Ofsted’s director for FE and...