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Expansion plans with Saudi Colleges of Excellence revealed
An English college will extend its involvement with the Saudi Arabian Colleges of Excellence programme, squashing rumours that the controversial project was on the cusp of being wound...
RoATP provider now selling for tens of thousands
A company with no apparent track record or trading history is being put up for sale because it managed to win a place on the new register of...
Staff anger at cash-strapped college's new carpark charge
Staff and students at a Liverpool college facing “financial crisis” are fuming that they must now pay £600 per year to use a car park on campus that...
Institute for Apprenticeships announces route panel chairs and apprentice panel
The Institute for Apprenticeships has appointed the chairs for 15 route panels, and a panel of apprentices to advise the board. The route panels are made up of industry...
Government secretly grading all colleges and training providers
UPDATE: It has been brought to our attention that there were inaccuracies in the full PAT list previously published, which FE Week downloaded from the DFE website. Whilst...
Agency boss writes warning letter to all college principals
The outgoing boss of the Education and Skills Funding Agency has fired a warning shot across the bows to all colleges on the importance of reliable financial and...
BREAKING: Agency writes to apprenticeship providers with further details on non-levy pause
Today the Education and Skills Funding Agency has written to providers regarding non-levy funding for apprenticeship from 1 May (see full ESFA letter below). After the pause to...
Ones to watch at AoC Sport National Championships 2017
With just one day to go until this year’s AoC Sport National Championships kick off in Nottingham, FE Week profiles three of the regional teams tipped to feature prominently...
Editor asks: Halfon answers three key questions after snap election announcement
Tonight, the Institute for Apprenticeships held a launch event in London at Mansion House. The apprenticeships and skills minister, Robert Halfon, was there to deliver a congratulatory speech....
£1.6 billion bids for ‘markedly oversubscribed’ non-levy procurement
The total value of bids lodged through the now-paused procurement for apprenticeship provision allocations for non-levy-paying employers was around £1.6 billion, almost four times more than the sum available,...
Government adds Birmingham college to register of apprenticeship providers
After significant political pressure the Department for Education has added one of the Birmingham colleges onto the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). At least one provider had already...