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The government has today scrapped plans to increase by three percentage points the apprenticeship minimum standard achievement threshold. The minimum standard is an important performance measure as the...
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The Learndirect scandal is expected to face a National Audit Office investigation following a request from the Public Accounts Committee, FE Week can reveal. In a series of...
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A legal challenge brought against the government by the Association of Colleges over the opening of a small-school sixth form last year has cost the tax payer over...
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The Department for Education has blamed a lack of resources for its failure to publish up-to-date advance learner loans figures – on which reporting is now suspended indefinitely....
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A plan to force apprentices to go back into schools and promote apprenticeships has seemingly been dumped just a year after it was announced by the former skills...
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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...
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Calls are being made for widespread changes to the minimum 20 per cent off-the-job training apprenticeship rule, in a new report expressing Association of Employment and Learning Providers...
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A government move to continue insisting on widespread GCSE maths and English resits – through the heavily criticised condition of funding rule – has left sector bosses “extremely...
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A group of key FE figures has called for a cross-departmental minister for a lifelong learning, through a new report by the Skills Commission. It’s one of a...
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Ofsted could re-inspect providers for questionable achievement rates that have come to light following a recent Skills Funding Agency crackdown. Last week the Department for Education admitted to...
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The Greater Manchester University Technical College (UTC) will close at the end of this academic year, becoming the seventh of the institutions to shut its doors as a...