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SFA delays full implementation of simplified funding system
Skills Funding Agency listen to feedback from FE providers and delay roll-out until 2013/14 The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has delayed full implemenation of its ‘simplified’ adult skills...
University Technical Colleges unveiled but unions issue warning
Thousands of students can now study at specialist technical colleges, but critics are warning of a two-tier education system. The government has announced 13 new University Technical Colleges...
College principal wants talks over first sixth form free school
  A college principal is seeking talks with leaders of a new sixth form free school which is due to open in east London. Education minister Michael Gove...
Youth unemployment at record high
Figures released this morning (Wednesday) show youth unemployment is at a record high. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) said the number of unemployed people aged from 16 to...
WorldSkills London 2011: Triumph for Team UK
Christopher Berridge, Gold medal winner in the Stonemasonry competition. All pictures by Nick Linford for FE Week. Team UK bagged 12 medals at WorldSkills London 2011, making it...
250 apprentices at risk of  derailment at Bombardier
Around 250 young people will be affected by lost apprenticeships and engineering jobs at Bombardier, a union has warned. Rail union RMT said the firm will be forced...
Conservatives call on employers to take on more apprentices
Apprenticeships, apprenticeships, apprenticeships. The vocational qualification was at the forefront of speeches made during the Conservative Party conference in Manchester last week. The Prime Minister David Cameron called...
Department for Education launch 16-19 Funding Formula Review
The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove has launched a consultation to reform and simplify the ‘16-19 funding formula’, for implemtation in 2013/14. The announcement, published by...
Talks to address apprenticeship concerns
Apprenticeship providers plan conference as criticism mounts over numerous “worthless” delivery models Training providers have called for talks on issues surrounding apprenticeships in the wake of heavy criticism....
UCT sells Ufi Limited to Lloyds TSB Development Capital (LDC)
The Ufi Charitable Trust (UCT) has sold part of its business to Lloyds TSB Development Capital (LDC) for £40 million. Ufi Limited, which is known for its management...
WorldSkills London 2011: The people who make it happen
It takes a lot of people to run the globe’s largest skills competition – but WorldSkills London 2011 will not be in short supply of help. For this...