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Bosses at merging colleges hope second naming attempt wins ‘heart’ of new Skills Minister Nick Boles
Two Worcestershire colleges merging next month are hoping their second attempt at a new name will win the heart of recently-appointed Skills Minister Nick Boles after their first...
DfE publishes list of mandatory qualifications for learners without grade C or above in GCSE English and maths
The Department for Education (DfE) has published a list of English and maths qualifications that providers must choose from as a “condition of funding” for 16 to 18-year-old learners that...
ETF seeks to answer IfL membership concerns after transfer vote green light
The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) said it was still working out the details of a move to take on members of the Institute for Learning (IfL) after...
Niace chief in gruelling father-and-son charity cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats — and a bit
There are surely less gruelling ways of spending quality father-and-son time than a bike ride the length of Great Britain. But the opportunity to get back on the...
IfL council votes in favour of closing and takeover by ETF
The Institute for Learning (IfL) is to close and will be taken over by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The move follows a vote this afternoon by...
Former Shadow Skills Minister Gordon Marsden calls for return of 'concept behind' fraud-plagued funding system
The return of the “concept behind” a Labour government policy on funding adult skills abandoned in 2001 amid fraud claims has been put forward by former Shadow Skills...
Gazelle’s ‘supportive’ report from the ETF to remain private
An allegedly “supportive” report by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) on Gazelle will not be made public with both organisations refusing to release the document. The existence of...
Former IfL deputy chief makes last-ditch plea for body to stay 'independent' as members vote on ETF takeover plan
A former deputy chief executive of the Institute for Learning (IfL) has made a last-ditch public plea to stop it being taken over by the Education and Training Foundation...
UCU set to ask college staff to reject biggest pay offer in five years
College staff across England will be urged to reject their biggest pay offer in five years when the University and College Union (UCU) puts the deal to members, FE...