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FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Plans for higher education, adult participation in FE and Ofsted

This week Shane is joined by three guests, to cover three particularly interesting topics: Ed Reza Schwitzer, former DfE…

Jess Staufenberg
The FE Week Podcast
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Association of Colleges Conference Special

This special episode comes straight from the Association of Colleges annual conference in Birmingham, one of the biggest FE…

Jess Staufenberg
The FE Week Podcast

Latest Opinion

Opinion

Eight tips to help colleges retain staff over Christmas

We’re seeing an increase in the number of colleges poaching staff, writes Jenny Arrowsmith The past 18 months have…

Jess Staufenberg
Jenny Arrowsmith
Opinion

This term held tough news for learners with SEND

The needs of learners with SEND must be identified earlier and more effectively through person-centred planning, says Annamarie Hassall…

Jess Staufenberg
Annamarie Hassall
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Plans for higher education, adult participation in FE and Ofsted

This week Shane is joined by three guests, to cover three particularly interesting topics: Ed Reza Schwitzer, former DfE…

Jess Staufenberg
The FE Week Podcast

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News Features

Colleges, Long read

Focus feature: College improvement

How do you improve a college with a demoralised staff, a financial notice, a bad Ofsted and a haemorrhaging…

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Jess Staufenberg
Land-based, Long read

Land-based colleges lose millions in commercial income

From the drop in the price of cream to zero weddings, the land-based colleges sector has lost millions of…

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Jess Staufenberg
Apprenticeships, Long read

Focus: Do employers set the bar too high for entry criteria to apprenticeships?

Employers are allowed to set their own entry criteria for apprenticeships, even though officially, no formal qualifications are needed….

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COVID Latest

Colleges, COVID

Colleges reintroduce Covid measures as cases spike

Staff and students are being asked to mask up again, both in colleges and schools

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COVID

Zahawi and Javid encourage school and college student vaccine take-up

The education and health secretaries have urged parents to get their children vaccinated to prevent the spread of Covid-19….

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FE Week Reporter
COVID

College brings back face masks after rise in Covid cases

It comes after a cases in Derbyshire increased by 6.5 per cent in a week

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon

Ofsted Latest

Ofsted

First two Ofsted full-inspection reports bring ‘good’ news to colleges

Two colleges have received grade two from a full inspection, with one improving from a grade three

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Ofsted

‘Outstanding’ provider not inspected for 11 years downgraded in first Ofsted report

Inspectors did highlight the provider’s ‘ambitious curriculum and culture’

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Fraser Whieldon
Ofsted

Richard Branson’s Virgin Care training arm takes off with top Ofsted marks

Inspectors lauded apprentices for ‘outstanding resilience’ during the pandemic

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Billy Camden

AEB Latest

AEB

AEB business case outcomes delayed

Providers are waiting to see if they can hang on to underspent AEB funding

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Fraser Whieldon
AEB

Most disadvantaged adults ‘least likely to participate’ in education, LWI finds

Only four in ten adults are aware free basic skills courses are available, the survey also discovered

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Fraser Whieldon
AEB, Bootcamps, MCAs

DfE and mayors speed up efforts to tackle HGV driver shortage

Flexibilities are being brought in for national AEB delivery while driver apprenticeships are being fast-tracked

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Fraser Whieldon

Apprenticeships Latest

Apprenticeships

Do better: schools urged to up £4.30-an-hour apprentice TA wage

Some schools and trusts are offering TA apprentices less than £7,000 a year

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Apprenticeships

Lords committee urges levy spending focus on the young and on lower level courses

The government has again been warned changes are needed for the apprenticeship levy

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Apprenticeships

Deliver more apprenticeships, Zahawi tells college leaders

Currently around 30% of apprenticeships are delivered by colleges.

Billy Camden
Billy Camden

The latest sector transfers

Movers and shakers

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 370

Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving

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Fraser Whieldon
Movers and shakers

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 369

Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Movers and Shakers

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Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving

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