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Colleges delivering hundreds of apprenticeships 'surprised' to be left off new provider register
A number of major apprenticeship delivering colleges are “stunned”, “disappointed” and “frustrated” at not being on the new Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. As reported by FE Week,...
Breaking: SFA delays announcement of allocations for non-levy funding
Allocation worth up to £440m for delivering apprenticeship training to non-levy employers have been delayed by the Skills Funding Agency, FE Week can reveal. It is understood that everyone...
Breaking: Full Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers finally published
Almost 75 per cent of applicants to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers were successful, the Skills Funding Agency has revealed. The full list of providers on the...
Breaking: Halfon sets out priorities for 2017-18 in skills funding letter
Spending priorities for 2017-18 have been set out by minister Robert Halfon in the annual Skills Funding letter. The letter from the skills and apprenticeships minister to Skills...
UTC joining college-backed multi academy trust after Ofsted blow
Swindon’s university technical college will join the Activate Learning Education Trust, after being hit by an ‘inadequate’ grade in its first ever Ofsted inspection. UTC Swindon, which specialises...
Studio school to stop recruiting from 14 and become sixth form
A former Ofsted ‘outstanding’ studio school has announced it will stop recruiting from age 14 and only offer provision for 16 to 19-year-olds from 2018/19. Rye Studio School,...
Warm tributes paid to 'doyenne' of the employability and skills sector Janette Faherty
Fond tributes have been paid to Janette Faherty OBE, a “doyenne” of the employability and skills sector who has died after a short illness. The founder of Avanta Enterprise Ltd,...
Ofsted watch: College bounces back from inadequate to good
A college that has bounced back from a grade four to a grade two is leading the charge on a week that has been good almost across the...
Apprenticeship frameworks could be discontinued without SFA approval
The UK’s food and drink frameworks could be switched off against the government’s wishes, FE Week has learned. The Skills Funding Agency is currently deciding on which frameworks...
Government considers legislation change to protect learners with loans when providers go bust
The government is considering a change in legislation to protect learners left in loans debt after their providers go bust, in a move that would mark an early...
More loans misery as provider goes under
Yet another training provider has gone bust, leaving dozens more blameless learners left with plenty of loans debt but no qualifications to show for it. Focus Training &...