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New taskforce aims to help those with learning disabilities onto apprenticeships
The government has announced a taskforce to help more people with learning disabilities to access apprenticeships — but admitted that it has yet to finalise the people who...
Concern cheaper SFA dashboard is simply passing costs onto colleges
A controversial new data dashboard could cut costs incurred by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) by almost two thirds — but FE leaders fear the extra financial burden...
Out-of-area funding exposes devolution ‘postcode lottery’
> ‘Valuable analysis’ shows 20 per cent of adult funding being spent on learners outside region of the provider > Skills Minister warns SFA that ‘contracts spanning multiple...
Apprenticeship levy could fund training for vicars
The apprenticeship levy could be used to train the next generation of Church of England (CoE) vicars. The CoE is in talks with the Department for Business, Innovation...
EXCLUSIVE: Nottingham college appoints ex-council boss just six months after reported £230k pay-off
A former chief executive of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, who reportedly received a £230,000 voluntary redundancy pay-off from the local authority just six months ago, has been appointed to...
Minister warns college is failing too many of its students
A college hit with two inadequate Ofsted ratings in three years has been told by Skills Minster Nick Boles that it is “failing too many of its students”,...
Growth requests offered for any apprenticeship standards
Growth requests are being offered for the delivery of any of the new apprenticeship standards, FE Week can reveal. The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) announced this today as...
Breaking: Bridgwater College unveiled as sixth new 157 Group member since January
Bridgwater College in Somerset is the latest new member of the 157 Group, it has been revealed this morning. The announcement was made by the college group via...
Breaking: Funding announced for five new national colleges
The government has announced the breakdown of £80m funding it has dedicated to creating five new national colleges — with one for high speed rail scooping half the...
Team UK announced for EuroSkills Gothenburg
Twenty of the country’s most skilled young people have been selected to represent the UK at EuroSkills Gothenburg 2016. Those chosen for Team UK, which was announced today,...
Publish subcontractor fees or face sanctions, providers told
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) will be contacting lead providers who have failed to publish subcontracting information in a crackdown on non-compliance. The SFA told FE Week on...