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New register of apprenticeship training providers: what do we know so far?
Today’s long-awaited release of proposals for widespread apprenticeship reform include plans for a new register of apprenticeship training providers. The government wants the new register to work alongside the existing...
Hotly anticipated apprenticeship levy funding update released
Nearly all employers will only have to contribute 10 per cent to the cost of an apprenticeship from April 2017, the Department for Education has announced this morning. The...
Independent training provider rated 'outstanding' for work with NEET learners
A rapidly-expanding independent training provider has been praised for its work in improving the life chances of formerly NEET learners, as it is awarded the highest possible grade...
'Highly unlikely' levy system will work on day one, warns CBI
The apprenticeship levy is a “project timeline in trouble” the Confederation of British Industry has said, as the industry body reiterates its call for the levy to be delayed. In...
Apprenticeship levy funding update: the sector reacts
The news that the majority of employers will only pay 10 per cent of apprenticeship training costs from April 2017 has been welcomed by many in the sector...
DfE to consult on banning apprenticeships at grade four colleges
More than ten colleges could be excluded from accessing apprenticeship funding because of their grade four Ofsted rating, FE Week can exclusively reveal. As part of a consultation...
College principal to keep job despite Ofsted 'inadequate' grade
A principal will keep his job despite his college dropping two Ofsted grades to inadequate. The education watchdog’s verdict on Tresham College of Further and Higher Education means...
Independent learning provider criticises Ofsted for 'inappropriate' timing
The chief executive of a charity and independent learning provider focused on helping people with disabilities has declared the timing of his organisation’s latest Ofsted inspection “not right...
Schools careers advice added to skills minister brief
Careers advice in schools has been added to the skills minister brief, as part of the machinery of government changes. The Department for Education this morning finally confirmed ministerial...
Delayed apprenticeship levy details finally due this week
Long-awaited information on the apprenticeship levy is finally due to be released this Friday, after a series of delays. The details, which were originally expected in June, will...
Student protestors celebrate after performing arts courses saved
Performing arts students who took to the streets to save their courses are celebrating after college leaders decided against cutting them. FE Week reported on the protest by...