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FE charity in administration ~ FE Week investigates
Learning and Skills Network (LSN) placed in administration after turnover dips by £29 million in two years and pension liability leaves an £8 million hole – but it...
BIS Select Committee to launch enquiry into apprenticeships
An enquiry into apprenticeships will be launched by the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee in the new year. Adrian Bailey MP, chairman of the committee, made...
A closer look at non-traditional delivery models
In the last few weeks, the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) revealed to FE Week that a review was underway into short apprenticeships. Delivery models, the NAS said, which...
Learning and Skills Network in administration
A charity with more than 25 years experience in the education sector has been placed into administration. Ian Oakley-Smith, David Hurst and Karen Dukes of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) were appointed...
Colleges to keep left-over funding
Clawback will be waived for providers who have delivered 97 per cent or more of their targets, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has revealed. The SFA, in Issue...
BIS to review SFA and role  of their Chief Executive
Transparency and accountability will be the joint focus of a review launched this week into the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). But while its aim is defined, the mechanisms...
Train to Gain volumes prove ‘lesson in government-speak’
The number of learners starting workplace learning continues to thrive despite the government’s focus on increasing apprenticeships. The number of new starts in Train to Gain/ Workplace learning...
Careers conference told to step up and get with the programme
Careers guidance professionals were told to step up and get with the programme at the Institute of Careers Guidance (ICG) conference in Brighton. Ruth Spellman, chair of the...
Apprenticeship marketeers doing more for less
Those with a good ear for sound bites would have found it hard to miss the latest campaign to push apprenticeships on their radios. But what most people...
Free vocational training for adults criticised
Employers and learners should pay more towards apprenticeships, according to Graham Hoyle. Mr Hoyle, Chief Executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), says the government...
Adult apprenticeships triple as youth unemployment soars
New adult apprenticeships have hit a record high, adding to fears that the government skills drive is struggling to combat youth unemployment. The number of new apprentices aged...