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Top students and tutors celebrated at Lion Awards
Outstanding FE and skills achievers have been honoured at FE Week’s Festival of Skills for this year’s City & Guilds Lion Awards. The stunning grounds of Capel Manor...
Highlights from day one of FE Week's Festival of Skills
We’ve put together a selection of photos from day one of FE Week’s Festival of Skills at Capel Manor College’s glorious 74-acre site in North London. The continuing...
One in three colleges to disappear - predicts FE Commissioner
The number of FE colleges could drop by a third once the post-16 area review process has completed, the FE Commissioner Sir David Collins has said. Sir David’s...
Gove eliminated from Conservative party leadership contest
Former education secretary Michael Gove has been eliminated from the Conservative leadership race today. Mr Gove, backed by skills minister Nick Boles who also ran his leadership campaign,...
Nicky Morgan confirms Spielman choice for Ofsted chief inspector
Education secretary Nicky Morgan has confirmed she will press ahead with plans to appoint Amanda Spielman as chief inspector of Ofsted. Ms Morgan announced her intentions in a...
Exclusive: Successor to Network for Black and Asian Professionals launching tomorrow at Festival of Skills
A successor group to the defunct Network for Black and Asian Professionals (NBAP) will be launched tomorrow at the FE Week Festival of Skills. The new organisation will...
Commons committee rejects Spielman as next chief inspector
An influential committee of MPs has rejected the government’s proposal of Amanda Spielman to become the next chief inspector of Ofsted. Ms Spielman, who is chair of Ofqual,...
Exclusive: Minimum price tag for apprenticeships to stop ‘race to bottom’
Apprenticeships will have a minimum price tag attached to them for the first time after the apprenticeship levy is introduced, FE Week can reveal. A Department for Business,...
Government launches consultation on new insolvency arrangements for colleges
The government has today launched a consultation on insolvency arrangements for general FE and sixth form colleges — which includes plans for a special administration regime (SAR) that...
First ever Ofqual fine to an awarding organisation over thousands of late results
Ofqual has announced that its’ first ever fine to an awarding organisation will be for City & Guilds, over the late issuing of more than 22,000 results. The...
MPs back widening role of new Careers & Enterprise Company
A long-awaited MPs’ report has called for the government to consult on handing over control of the National Careers Service (NCS) to the new Careers & Enterprise Company....