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2016 in FE Week cartoons - vote for your favourite
This year brought a wealth of interesting developments for FE Week to cover – from a new government to long-awaited details on apprenticeship reforms and the outcomes of...
Scotland to spend less than half their levy funding on apprenticeships
The Scottish government has announced that its use of the apprenticeships levy will be more flexible than in England, funding a “range of employment measures”. Less than half of...
Marsden 'very disappointed' as assurances on IfA announcements fail to deliver
Delays to the release of key details about the Institute for Apprenticeships are “very disappointing” evidence of a “haphazard” approach from the government, shadow skills minister Gordon Marsden...
EFA announces no change to 16-18 funding rates
The Education Funding Agency has announced that the national base funding rates of £4,000 per full time student aged 16 to 17 and £3,300 for 18 year olds...
Ofsted criticises 'financial mismanagement' at college preparing to join with university
Governors have been criticised for being slow to recognise “financial mismanagement” at Lambeth College, in new report unveiled by Oftsed. The grade three across the board report, published...
Public Accounts Committee warning over 'high risk' devolution plans
“High risk” devolution plans giving local enterprise partnerships widespread adult education budget spending powers must be subjected to far more stringent scrutiny, a new Public Accounts Committee report has...
Failed UTC site used as cheap accommodation
Young professionals are living in a disused Walsall university technical college site, after the 14-19 institution was forced to closed in April last year. Black Country UTC was...
Find out which organisations can assess the most apprenticeship standards
A big three familiar names dominate the updated list of 33 approved assessment organisations – taking responsibility for end point assessments with almost a third of new apprenticeship...
New plans for police constable apprenticeships unveiled
A police constable degree apprenticeship could help aspiring officers to meet new requirements for a degree level qualification to enter the profession from 2020, according to an announcement...
Exclusive: Still no assessment organisations approved for over half apprenticeships
More than half of apprenticeship standards approved for delivery still have no approved assessment organisation, FE Week analysis of latest government data has shown. Former top skills civil...
Governors back first sixth form college merger with multi-academy trust
Governors from the Sixth Form College Solihull have voted to press ahead with plans to join forces with a network of local schools – in what looks set...