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Apprenticeship review targets 45 providers
More than 40 colleges and training providers are being investigated as part of the review into short duration apprenticeships. “We are working with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA)...
Eight sentenced – including six jailed – over £500,000 college fraud
Eight fraudsters have been sentenced, including six jailed, for conning colleges out of more than half-a-million-pounds. The sentences, handed out at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday, signalled the...
FE Week investigates: The National Extension College is ‘reborn’
Little more than a month ago, thousands of students faced uncertainty after the owners of a distance-learning institution plunged into administration. Saddled with a pension liability and rapidly...
Arise Sir Geoffrey Hall
Geoff Hall, former Principal of New College Nottingham and contributor to FE Week, is one of just 27 people to be honoured with a Knighthood in today’s New...
Enhanced Renewal Grants given to 46 further education colleges
Forty six colleges will receive Enhanced Renewal Grants, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has announced. The additional funding, worth up to £2 million per college, is part of...
Apprenticeships special edition
The first pilot edition of FE Week in June 2011 (see picture) ran an exclusive story about 12 week apprenticeships. Since then FE Week has followed the debate...
De Vere strikes deal with NAS to introduce ‘short’ Access to Apprenticeships
An organisation whose apprenticeship programmes were placed under review has launched a new delivery model. The De Vere Academy of Hospitality has launched their new apprenticeship programme, which...
Apprenticeship policy doesn't address "issues of quality and progression", says Gordon Marsden MP
Gordon Marsden MP, Shadow Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, spoke to FE Week about the government’s recent apprenticeship announcements. Q) What do you make of...
Skills Funding Agency to become an Executive Agency
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) will become an Executive Agency following a review of its status. Skills minister John Hayes, who announced a review of the Agency and its Chief...
Apprenticeship inquiry calls for evidence
The Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee is calling for evidence ahead of an inquiry into apprenticeships. Written evidence can be submitted to the Committee up until...
Apprenticeship quality tackled
A shake-up of apprenticeships will see all programmes for 16 to 18 year-olds take place for at least a year. Skills minister John Hayes revealed the new measure,...