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Sao Paulo you beauty! Triple UK gold crowned with best WorldSkills competitor first
Three golds were crowned with an illustrious first for TeamUK as beauty therapist Rianne Chester was handed the award for best overall WorldSkills competitor in a glorious night...
National training provider and major retailer both 'inadequate' says Ofsted
A national training provider has plummeted from an Ofsted outstanding rating to inadequate, while employer provider Next has also been told its apprenticeships aren’t up to scratch in inspection...
SFA moratorium on approval of new qualifications will 'cause havoc' warns sector chief
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) will enforce a “moratorium” on the approval of qualifications until plans to “simplify and align” the public funding system are unveiled in the...
Ofsted monitoring visit finds 'reasonable' level of improvement for learners at  Lewisham Southwark College
Ofsted has recognised a “reasonable” level of improvement for learners in all areas in its latest monitoring visit report on Lewisham Southwark College. The college, previously named Lesoco,...
Live updates: A level results day
As learners up and down the country find out what their next in life will be, we’ll be keeping you updated on some of the success stories from...
Labour leadership candidates spell out their priorities for FE
The Labour leadership candidates have spelled out what their FE priorities would be up to the next general election and beyond. Voting is set to close on September...
Day 1 WorldSkills | Early challenges for WorldSkills Team UK during day one of competitions
Danny Hoang loves mangoes — juicy Brazilian mangoes, just like the ones he’s having to work with for his cookery challenge at WorldSkills Sao Paulo today. The Team...
Sector leaders praise 'fantastic' satisfaction rates with higher education at FE colleges
Sector leaders have hailed the “fantastic” satisfaction rates of students at FE colleges with higher education courses in spite of huge cutbacks facing the sector, as revealed in...
AELP chief calls for more independent learning provider involvement with WorldSkills
As competition at WorldSkills 2015 gets into full swing in Brazil, the Association for Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has urged independent learning providers (ILPs) to get more...
Three sentenced over loans scam at London college
These three men have been sentenced after conspiring together in a loans scam at a London college. Nathan Simmons (pictured above left), aged 30, admitted eight counts of...
'Share the lessons of Sao Paulo,' flag-waving competitors are told as WorldSkills 2015 opens
The flag-bearing best young tradesmen and women of the world were urged to share with everyone the life lessons of competing in Sao Paulo as the curtain went...