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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...
SFA college account data ‘appears incorrect’
College account figures have been removed from the Skill Funding Agency’s website little more than a week after they were published. The figures, for 2010/11, were published on...
NAS Quality Action Plan revealed
A document detailing how the government will improve the quality of the apprenticeship programme has today been published. The Quality Action Plan, drawn up by the National Apprenticeship...
Did you #askHayes about launch of National Careers Service?
The skills minister was questioned about the new National Careers Service and impartial information, advice and guidance in a live Twitter debate this morning. John Hayes MP, the...
Sector calls for delay to FE loans implementation
Four of the largest organisations representing colleges, staff and students have joined forces to call on the government to delay the implementation of FE loans. The Association of...