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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...
Mass delays to publication of special needs learner plans spark calls for government intervention
“Very concerning” delays with councils delivering education health and care plans (EHCP) for young people with special needs, which could deprive many of FE support from January, have...
Minimal impact of schools' careers advice on progression to FE exposed
Careers advice in schools is having little to no impact on young people’s decisions to stay on into FE, a new study has revealed. The disappointing results of...
MPs investigating how colleges can better support students over mental health issues
A new joint parliamentary select committee inquiry, into how education can help prevent mental health problems among young people, will look at issues faced by college students. MPs...
'Deep concern' over local enterprise partnerships' funding decisions
A call has been made for local enterprise partnerships to have a new contracting process that’s “fair and transparent” if they’re dealing with cash from the adult education...
Apprentices get IfA representation – but no place on the board
The government has finally committed to establishing an apprentice panel for the Institute for Apprenticeships, in a move hailed by the National Union of Students as a victory...
Sir David Collins earned £0.5m in three years as FE commissioner
The former FE commissioner Sir David Collins earned just under £500,000 for doing the job part-time, it has been revealed, though he also did twice as much work...