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The rise of the grade three provider — a sector-wide story
Click here to view the table The proportion of colleges and independent learning providers (ILPs) ordered to improve by Ofsted is on the rise, FE Week research has...
Struggling colleges ‘in discussions’ amid area review call
A merger between two failing and nearby South East London colleges could be on the table with the FE Commissioner considering both their futures, FE Week can reveal....
General election live: Vince Cable loses seat and other updates
News, updates and pictures from the eve of the election through to the formation of a new government.
FE 'saviour' Cable loses seat as Conservatives head for majority
The self-proclaimed ‘saviour of FE’ has been ousted in a disastrous General Election for the Liberal Democrats and Labour. Former Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable became one of...
Frontline jobs safe after A4e takeover but backroom at risk
The takeover of welfare-to-work provider A4e will not lead to frontline job losses, buyer Staffline has confirmed — but backroom posts from both companies could be in jeopardy,...
UCU hopes for end of competition with review
The University and College Union (UCU) has said it hopes FE Commissioner Dr David Collins’ city-wide review of vocational education under way in Nottingham could end “wasteful and...
College hits back over early closure of school
Stockport College has hit back at questions over its role as sponsor of Stockport Technical School after the announcement it would close a year earlier than planned. More...
FE archive dating back 100 years saved from being dumped in skip
A long-forgotten collection of key documents hidden away in the dimly-lit basement of a Somerset lodge for nearly half a century before their chance discovery led to pride...
Tough doorman quals assurance after fraud probe
Awarding organisations have spelled out their “rigorous” anti-fraud measures for private security industry training after it emerged that 129 security guard licenses were set to be revoked after...