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Singing FE lecturer shortlisted for $1m best teacher in world prize
A singing science lecturer from Middlesbrough College is in the running for a $1m first-prize after making the top ten of finalists for a competition to find the...
Miliband announces that Labour would protect 16 to 19 funding
A Labour government would protect 16 to 19 education as part of plans to protect the entire Department for Education (DfE) budget, party leader Ed Miliband has announced....
Miliband to stand by Labour's controversial plans to scrap apprenticeships below level three
Labour leader Ed Miliband is set to stand by his party’s controversial pledge to scrap apprenticeships of less than two years’ duration and below level three in a speech...
Niace proposes £100m 'advancement service' for low-paid workers - with poll
The government should top-slice from skills and careers budgets to pay for coaches to help people out of low-paid jobs, the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (Niace)...
MPs write to Nicky Morgan over sixth form colleges VAT exemption
More than 70 MPs have written to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan calling for sixth form colleges to be exempted from paying VAT. The government’s controversial policy of continuing...
SFA in multi-million pound non-apprenticeship payout
Colleges and local authorities will get a multi-million pound Skills Funding Agency (SFA) payout for non-apprenticeship provision this month while independent learning providers (ILPs) look set to miss...
Financial difficulties at ‘50 colleges’
Around 50 colleges could be in serious financial difficulty due to a “perfect storm” of capital debt and 16 to 19 funding cuts, it has been claimed. Lynne...
‘No gap’ assurance amid ESF funding delay concerns
The European Commission and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have vowed there will be no gap in funding for European Social Fund (ESF) projects for the...
SFA to fund non-QCF quals as Ofqual begins to remove controversial framework
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has announced it will fund courses which do not fit with the qualifications and credit framework (QCF) as regulator Ofqual begins to dismantle the controversial system. In...