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Assessment organisations still lacking for over 1,300 apprentices
At least 1,300 apprentices are still studying without an apprentice assessment organisation in place, FE Week can reveal. The scale of the problem has improved little since last...
Most eligible employers not yet on levy system
Less than half of the employers eligible to register on the government’s apprenticeship system had done so by the end of May this year, new government statistics suggest....
Investigates: Are T-level plans in trouble?
– Greening begs big business for help with “substantive” work placements, while DfE refuses to commit to original plan for 2019 launch    The education secretary has explained to...
Milton visits first FE college since becoming minister
A college in the midst of completing a three-way merger was chosen by Anne Milton as her first FE provider to visit since she became skills minister. Ms...
Iraqi refugee turned biomedical scientist crowned BTEC student of the year
An “inspirational” refugee student from Salford City College has been crowned ‘BTEC student of the year’ at a prestigious national awards ceremony hosted by Pearson this afternoon. The...
Employers already experiencing work placement 'fatigue', DfE commissioned research reveals
Research commissioned by the Department for Education has found that employers may already be experiencing work placement ‘fatigue’ – even before the government’s reforms to technical education have...
BREAKING: official figures show huge increase in apprenticeship starts in month before reforms kicked-in
Apprenticeship start rocketed in the months before May when mandatory cash contributions from employers kicked in, the latest Department for Education figures show. In the first half of the 2016/17...
Greening: T-Levels will 'create an army of skilled young people for British business'
Education secretary Justine Greening will today plead with businesses to help develop and deliver T-Levels, as part of an overhaul of vocational education from aged 16. Speaking to business...
Top skills civil servant talks tough on apprenticeship reforms
The major recent reforms to the UK’s apprenticeship system are still at a very early stage, so the talk by Keith Smith, one of the country’s top skills...
Exclusive: Halfon to run for education select committee chair
Former skills minister, Robert Halfon, is to stand for election to chair the House of Commons Select Committee for education, FE Week can reveal. Mr Halfon was reelected in...
Provider's grade four imperils hundreds of learner loans
Hundreds of learners on loans-funded courses are facing an uncertain future after their training provider received the lowest Ofsted rating. Health and Fitness Education Ltd, in Lancashire, received...