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Finger pointing as MPs criticise value for money at Morrisons
Geoff Russell, CEO of the Skills Funding Agency points to David Way, CEO of the National Apprenticeship Service, at the BIS Select Committee, chaired by Adrian Bailey Members...
Sandwich artist questions tabled by MP
Questions have been raised over apprenticeships offered by a fast-food chain. Dudley MP Ian Austin is demanding answers after it emerged that Subway are offering £2.60 per hour...
NAS announces quality safeguard for ATAs
The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) has introduced a formal recognition process for Apprenticeship Training Agencies (ATAs) in order to safeguard the quality of provision delivered under the model....
Holt review finds employers ‘clueless’ on apprenticeships
The businessman behind a review into apprenticeships has spoken of the “cluelessness” surrounding the programme among employers. Jason Holt has been tasked by the government to take charge...
Government to publish FE progression figures
Education destination measures for students entering and leaving FE will be published for the first time this summer. The measures, due to be published in July, will show...
Survey says employers must pay
Majority of colleges and training providers support minimum fee for apprenticeships A minimum employer fee for apprentices aged 19 or above has been supported by professionals in the...
Innovation Code criticised for not going far enough
A new flexible provision to deliver programmes tackling localised skills needs has been introduced in the FE sector. The Innovation Code, which formed part of the commitments featured...
The SFA just keeps giving
Nearly 300 colleges unexpectedly receive £23 million to be spent before August 2012. Colleges are sharing an additional £23m in Discretionary Learner Support (DLS) funding, which will need...
Criticism and restructures as Ofsted grades plummet
Three further education colleges have suffered setbacks after receiving the lowest possible inspection grades. Reports by education regulator Ofsted, each published on March 30, show ‘inadequate’ reports for...
Subcontracting and social media
An “urgent review” of sub-contracting has been called for by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP). Graham Hoyle, chief executive of the AELP, has written to...
Apprenticeship Supplement
Download the Hi Res version (27mb) by clicking here Download the Low Res version (6mb) by clicking here The Apprenticeship Experience Apprenticeships should be more than just a...