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Former principals named on mayor’s Skills for Londoners taskforce
Skills training took centre stage in the capital city this morning when a new strategic taskforce, containing two former college principals, was launched by mayor Sadiq Khan. Ian...
Highly unusual decision taken to extend principal’s notice period to full year
A large city college in “financial crisis” has taken the highly unusual step of extending the contract of employment notice period of its principal to 12 months, FE...
Emily Chapman elected as new NUS VP for FE
The FE sector has a new student champion, with Emily Chapman winning today’s election to become the National Union of Students’ new vice-president for FE. The Leeds City...
FE champion Shakira Martin elected NUS president
FE champion Shakira Martin [pictured above] has emerged victorious in the race to become the next president of the National Union of Students – and only the second...
Non-levy funding allocations sent to providers following tender pause
Colleges and training providers were last night sent a funding allocation for apprenticeship starts from next month to 31 December 2017 for non-levy employers. Following a pause to...
Technical and FE bill passes: what does it mean for the sector?
The Technical and Further Education Bill received final clearance from the House of Lords this afternoon, and it is expected to be granted royal assent within the next...
Labour pledges to bring back education maintenance allowance
Labour will raise corporation tax to fund the re-introduction of the education maintenance allowance, the party has revealed today. The payments, aimed at supporting pupils from lower-income households...
Meet the candidates for new NUS vice president for FE
In around 24 hours the FE sector will have a new representative, when the National Union of Students chooses its next vice president for FE at this year’s...
Exclusive: Call for long-term AEB procurement pause after election delay
A long-term pause on the first ever procurement process for adult education budget contracts has been called for – after FE Week learned it’s now unlikely any tendering...
DfE blasted for flip-flopping on GCSE maths and English resits
The government has been blasted for flip-flopping on its review into GCSE maths and English resits. All 16 to 18-year-old students with a near-pass (previously grade D, now...
A first step to loans justice for learners in the lurch
Learners left with huge loan debts and no qualifications when their providers went bust have had their repayments deferred for a year in a partial victory for FE...