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Councils face Hancock’s wrath over teen tracking

Councils face Hancock’s wrath over teen tracking

Nine more councils are to get a slap on the wrist over their tracking of 16 and 17-year-olds, just six months after a dozen other local authorities were deemed to...
FELTAG and Beyond

FELTAG and Beyond

Download your free copy of the FE Week 16-page feature supplement on FELTAG and Beyond in partnership with Tribal. Click here to download (5 mb) ———————————————————- Introduction In February last year, FE was...

New organisation given control of WorldSkills UK and the Skills Show

Control over WorldSkills UK and the Skills Show has been pulled together under a single organisation. Find a Future, which will be funded by the Skills Funding Agency...

£100m classroom satellite thermostat plan a “waste of money”

NB – this article was originally published as an April Fools story. Plans to spend £100m installing satellite-linked thermostats in every college classroom in England to improve learning...

Lambeth College staff to strike over hours and pay

Staff at Lambeth College will go on strike tomorrow (Tuesday) over proposed changes to pay and conditions, the University and College Union (UCU) has announced. It comes after...

Bright puts up to 20 members of staff on ‘gardening leave’

Bright puts up to 20 members of staff on 'gardening leave'
Troubled provider Bright Assessing has allegedly put several members of its staff on “gardening leave”. FE Week has seen a letter which it is understood the Warwickshire-based provider’s...

What has happened to 14 to 19 vocational education?

What has happened to 14 to 19 vocational education?
Three years ago this month, the Wolf Report on the future of vocational education for 14 to 19-year-olds was heralded as a vehicle for radical change in the...

Traineeship figures ‘deeply disappointing’

Figures showing that an average of just 127 people started on the government’s new youth unemployment traineeship scheme every week have been described as “deeply disappointing”. Shadow Junior...