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EXCLUSIVE: Institute for Apprenticeships appoints first director
The first permanent employee of the Institute for Apprenticeships has finally been appointed, after ongoing delays and an absence of information about who would run the important new...
Apprenticeship starts rise despite fall in vacancies
Apprenticeship starts published by the DfE this morning show a slight increase, when comparing provisional figures for the first quarter of the academic year (August to October). Latest...
SFA forced to delay publication of 2015/16 achievement rates as “technical issues” ongoing
Qualifications achievement rates data for 2015/16 will not appear in tomorrow’s FE statistical first release because of “technical issues”, the Skills Funding Agency has revealed. The SFA announced...
Digital Apprenticeship Service will go live in February
The new Digital Apprenticeship Service is ploughing ahead, and all levy-paying employers will be able to register next month. Having been given a thorough “private beta assessment” by...
Breaking: Industrial strategy green paper explains plan for Institutes of Technology 'in all areas'
The government’s new industrial strategy green paper has fleshed out what it expects from a “prestigious” new network of Institutes of Technology, set to be handed £170 million to...
National Apprenticeship Awards 2016: Meet the winners
After an amazing evening at the stellar National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 ceremony last week (January 20), FE Week caught up with the country’s top three apprentices. The winners...
Industrial Strategy will put FE in spotlight with £170m to create Institutes of Technology
The Industrial Strategy Green Paper will be published tomorrow, with post-16 technical education taking centre stage. A statement by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy says the...
College forced to stop recruiting apprentices
A college hit with an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating won’t appeal against the resulting ban from running apprenticeships, but says it will continue recruiting learners right up to the...
Ofsted watch: Two grade crash to inadequate for independent training providers
Two of the three independent training provider full inspection reports published this week have resulted in a two grade crash to inadequate. And two other providers have lost...
Priestley Sixth Form College leading race to academise
The first sixth form college set to convert to academy status has announced it aims to make the change this spring – and will save itself more than...
Winners from the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 announced
Britain celebrated the best of its vocational education on Friday night, when the country’s top three apprentices and its six best employers were crowned the winners of the National Apprenticeship...