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Further Education and Skills loses Minister
This evening the Prime Minister’s office confirmed via twitter that John Hayes has been moved from his role as Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning...
Holt Review into apprenticeships for SMEs published
The government has announced new measures to help small employers take on apprentices in response to the Holt Review published today. In the report jeweller and social entrepreneur Jason...
Apprenticeship Grant for Employers scheme widened
The government is expanding the number of businesses eligible for grants worth £1,500 by allowing employers with less than 1,000 staff to apply. Previously, only businesses recruiting 16...
First GB Paralympic gold for former Cheadle and Marple 6th Form College student
Former Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College student Sarah Storey wins Britain’s first gold medal after earlier breaking her own world record in cycling. This is the 24th gold...
Newcastle College boss accuses Ofsted of ‘flaws’ in their Good inspection grade
Ofsted have today published their delayed inspection report for NCG (formerly Newcastle College Group), reducing their overall grade from Outstanding to Good. FE Week reported in July that...
SFA to aid the sector by publishing a list of all providers they reject
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) have announced that they will be publish on their website providers that they reject, in order to “aid the sector”. In a document published...
Colleges celebrate the Olympic success of their students
As the Olympics came to a close last night, many colleges have been celebrating the success of former and current students. Twelve of Great Britain’s 65 medals were won...
Deputy Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges quits to join Pearson
Lesley Davies, the deputy chief executive of the Association of Colleges (AoC), is leaving the AoC to become Director of Quality and Standards at Pearson. The announcement follows...
De Vere Academy putting 100% of learners on an access to apprenticeship
The De Vere Academy of Hospitality has been given permission by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) to start all of their learners on an access to apprenticeship. “As...
Skills minister calls on sector to bid for ownership of new FE Guild
The Government is to fund a new professional body for further education and put on hold plans to scrap the requirement for lecturers to be qualified teachers, official...
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