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Councils face Hancock’s wrath over teen tracking

Councils face Hancock’s wrath over teen tracking

Nine more councils are to get a slap on the wrist over their tracking of 16 and 17-year-olds, just six months after a dozen other local authorities were deemed to...
FELTAG and Beyond

FELTAG and Beyond

Download your free copy of the FE Week 16-page feature supplement on FELTAG and Beyond in partnership with Tribal. Click here to download (5 mb) ———————————————————- Introduction In February last year, FE was...

UCU and AoC continue pay talks

A pay deal for college staff is yet to be agreed for the next academic year. The University and College Union (UCU) and other unions have begun talks...

Grade four LeSoCo gets new Ofsted blow

A large London college has been criticised in a follow-up report on its inadequate Oftsed rating. LeSoCo, a 17,000-learner college in South London, got grade four  by Ofsted...

Free meal guidelines issued by Education Funding Agency

Colleges will get £2.41 for every free meal served to a disadvantaged learner under a new system coming into force this year, the government has revealed. As part...

Accounting most popular for FE loans

Qualifications in accounting and youth work have proved the most popular for students taking out 24+ advanced learner loans, officials have revealed. Since loan applications for courses starting...

Hancock hits back over FE funding cuts

Hancock hits back over FE funding cuts
Skills Minister Matthew Hancock (pictured above) has hit back at criticism of government cuts, claiming it was “misleading” to say funding for adult skills faced a 19 per cent...

Apprentice funding plans rejected in consultation

The full results of the government’s apprenticeship funding consultation last year have been released for the first time — revealing the vast majority of provider and employer respondents...