WorldSkills

WorldSkills UK medal winners announced on C4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch

Competitors from across the UK came together to celebrate each other’s success

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Strike action

London college group settles pay dispute after strike

The union has agreed to pay staff extra and scrap an ‘open classroom model’

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Devolution

Ofsted at odds with mayoral combined authority’s provision

A potential conflict is brewing between central government bodies and devolved areas

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Skills Bill

Government strips popular Lords amendments from Skills Bill

Ministers have put in a number of their own changes to the bill to rip up the Lords’ work

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
CIFE

Chartered Institution for FE admits 6 new members

The institution now has twenty-one members paying an annual subscription fee of £5,000

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
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


News

Let T Level students study other quals at the same time, says new Ofqual chief

‘If I was in charge of T Level policy you would have a T Level that was equivalent to…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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
News

Kickstart breaks down: NAO reports on massive underspend and ‘deadweight’ jobs

At a cost of £7k per participant, Kickstart has become DWP’s most expensive support scheme

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges

The Queen recognises five colleges’ excellence in her Anniversary Prizes

Colleges have been recognised for becoming leaders in certain fields and helping learners find jobs

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Digital, SEND

Digital functional skills: DfE backtrack after SEND exclusion warning

A consultation on the new qualifications triggered a massive backlash against making learners complete assessments entirely on computers

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
News

Public sector apprenticeship target missed, and 4 other things we learned from today’s DfE data

Figures also show colleges accounted for only 18.5% cent of apprenticeship starts last year

Billy Camden
Billy Camden

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Troubleshooter takes the reins at newly formed college

A newly formed college has appointed an experienced troubleshooter as its interim chief executive. City of Portsmouth College, which…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden