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Week left to register for Brathay apprenticeship challenge
There is just one week to go for employers and training providers to enter the sixth annual Brathay Apprentice Challenge. Teams of nine apprentices can enter the competition...
Chartered Institution for Further Education appoints new chief executive
The Chartered Institution for Further Education has appointed Dan Wright as its new chief executive officer, with plans for him to step into the role from early January....
Revealed at last: Government sets aside £726m for area review restructuring
The government has set aside almost three quarters of a billion pounds to cover restructuring costs emerging from the area reviews, FE Week can exclusively reveal. The Department...
Funding axe for provider following FE Week investigation
A training provider whose parent company hit FE Week’s front page after it went bust, leaving learners unable to complete courses and a complicated multimillion-pound trail of debt, has had...
‘Incredibly unfair’ funding quirk riles colleges
Colleges have hit out at an “incredibly unfair” flaw in the notorious English and maths condition-of-funding rule – which makes it impossible to achieve 100 percent compliance, and...
Daventry UTC announces it is to close next year
Low student numbers will lead to closure at yet another University Technical College. The trustees of UTC for New Technologies at Daventry (known as Daventry UTC), today announced that it...
SFA criticised for 'total farce' over key provider submission failures
Management by the Skills Finding Agency of a key provider submission of learner data has been labelled a “total farce” and “very disturbing”, after it opted against extending...
Exclusive: Ofsted wants key degree apprenticeship inspection role
Talks have begun between Ofsted and the government over extending the inspectorate’s remit to cover degree apprenticeships. Paul Joyce, Ofsted’s deputy director for FE and skills, revealed this...
Reports of discrimination at SFA double in a year
Levels of reported discrimination in a key FE government agency have doubled in a year, an annual staff survey has revealed. Ten per cent of respondents from the...
SFA extends data return deadline as Hub crashes
The Skills Funding Agency has extended its deadline for a key data collection, after the Hub suffered another breakdown. The online data collection service is understood to have...
Casey Review demands urgent review into savage ESOL cuts
The country urgently needs a national review into the provisions it makes for non-native English speakers, according to a major new report. The Casey Review, which looked at...