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Government cuts could 'decimate' adult education by 2020, AoC warns
Continued cuts to the adult skills budget risk wiping out adult education and training in England within five years, the Association of Colleges (AoC) has warned after research...
New vocational research centre 'won't clash' with Education and Training Foundation
The government has outlined how its sees the role of a new Centre for Vocational Education Research (CVER) as different to the work of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF)....
Government consultation on future of FE provides opportunity for more funding questions
A wide-ranging government consultation on the future of FE that launched today has prompted sector calls for a rethink on funding cuts. Business Secretary Vince Cable (pictured above)...
London School of Economics to host new Centre for Vocational Education Research
A new £3m project aimed at researching new ideas for FE will be based at the London School of Economics (LSE). Skills Minister Nick Boles will today announce...
Skills Show changes revealed
Potential investors got a sneak peak of what’s going to be on offer at this year’s Skills Show at an awareness raising event today in Central London. Ross...
Inadequate-rated college follows through on FE Commissioner's merger advice — leaving nearly 100 jobs in the balance
Norton Radstock College’s proposed merger with City of Bath College will be made official next month in a move that could mean nearly 100 job losses. They will become Bath...
Further education providers announced as Nuclear National College partners
Further Education providers in the north and south of England have been named as key partners in a new national training college for the nuclear industry. Bridgwater College,...
Darlington College tumbles from grade one to four
A North East England college has tumbled from an outstanding Ofsted rating to inadequate, an inspection report published today (March 20) revealed. Darlington College was slapped with a...
EXCLUSIVE: SFA wins provider allocation deal with BIS to stop budget cuts hitting 32 per cent
‘Cushioning’ agreement with BIS limits worst of adult skills cuts to 24 per cent The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has struck an eleventh hour deal to ‘cushion’ funding...