News

King’s Birthday Honours 2024: Damehoods for Wolf and ex-UCAS boss

More than 20 people with links to skills recognised including an MBE for an apprentice solicitor

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Election 2024

VIDEO: FE and skills leaders react to party manifestos

What do leading sector representatives have to say about the party manifestos?

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Election 2024

Election 2024: ‘Conspiracy of silence’ over unprotected public service cuts

Economists warn that FE is likely to suffer from both main parties’ plans

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
News

Students ‘live the dream’ in SFCA art exhibition 2024

Annual exhibition boasts over 200 pieces of artwork

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Election 2024, Skills reform

AoC publishes ‘blueprint’ for new skills quango

It comes as Labour confirms plans to introduce a new body called ‘Skills England’

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Covid-19

DfE Covid lockdown party may have gone on past 1am

Staff swiped out of Sanctuary Buildings 34 times after 10am on night of party, 8 times after 1am

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth


Colleges, Ofsted

Second ‘outstanding’ for Cheshire college

Inspectors said teachers and leaders were “passionate” about providing life-changing opportunities for young people and adults

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Election 2024

Labour manifesto 2024: The FE pledges

Party will ‘better integrate’ further and higher education in a new strategy for post-16 education if it wins on…

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Strikes

UCU’s own staff to strike for 5 more days

Unite says it hopes the new strike dates will “really focus the minds of senior managers”

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Awarding

FAB names IfATE delivery chief as next CEO

Rob Nitsch will leave IfATE after six years to lead the awarding sector trade body

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships, Election 2024

Election 2024: Apprenticeships top of education priority list

But poll suggests support for Conservative and Labour plans for apprenticeships have limited backing

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Colleges

City of Wolverhampton College announces new principal after financial turnaround

Comes shortly after the college exited long-running government intervention

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor

Must read

Long read, SEND

The high cost pressures of safety valve deals

Cash-strapped local authorities are under pressure through safety valve deals to place high-needs young people in placements that may…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Colleges, Long read

Resilient Ricketts: How Brooklands was saved from going broke

The story of a college’s fight for survival after a subcontracting scandal left it on the brink of insolvency

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Politics

Exit interview: Why Robert Halfon quit ‘the best job in government’

Halfon tells FE Week he ‘did all he could’ after leaving skills minister role

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships

National apprenticeship achievement rate rises to 54%

Slight increase leaves sector way off government target

Billy Camden
Billy Camden and Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship growth pilot cash would reach just 15 ITPs

Providers need to start at least 15 apprentices on the chosen standards to be eligible for extra funding

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships

Treasury announces £3k top-up for 13 ‘growth sector’ apprenticeships

Training providers will have to deliver a minimum number of starts to access the cash

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen