Apprenticeships, Subcontracting

Director ban for subcontractor boss that paid relatives and renovated house using skills funding

Failure to keep accurate financial information about £2.5 million worth of public money has led to a lengthy director…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Ofsted

First ‘outstanding’ inspection for Educationwise Academy Ltd

The inspection report, published today, praised tutors and leaders for carefully planning curriculums and said apprentices make “significant progress.”

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Colleges, Governance

Successful bidder to run governor recruitment service revealed

Struggling colleges will have access to the free governor recruitment service from this September.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
News

DfE extends HGV driver training offer for another year

The Department for Education confirms its adult education budget offer for HGV driver training will be extended for a…

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
AEB

Mayors’ plan to simplify adult education funding

Some mayoral combined authorities are planning ‘single pot’ approaches to their adult education budgets and free courses for jobs…

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
WorldSkills

WorldSkills announces Shanghai finals replacement as UK field 35 learners

Cancelled Shanghai finals will be held across 15 countries instead, with the UK fielding 35 finalists.

Jason Noble
Jason Noble


Apprenticeships

HMRC under fire from Ofsted over apprenticeships fiasco

Thousands of employees were forced onto apprenticeships before being withdrawn

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
AEB, Devolution

York and North Yorkshire secures adult education powers in devolution deal

York and North Yorkshire devolution deal will include adult education budget powers and inclusion with local skills improvement plans…

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
Exams

1,600 university places delayed after awarding body misses Access to HE submission deadline

An investigation has been launched by the HE Quality Assurance Agency

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges

Colleges celebrate alumni in England Women’s Euro 2022 squad ahead of final

Some of the England women’s Euro 2022 team studied at colleges, who have praised their achievements during the tournament

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
Department for Education

DfE opens £32m injection fund bids for higher technical qualifications

The DfE aims to boost take-up of level 4 and 5 higher technical qualification courses.

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
Colleges

Strike threat cancelled after Merseyside college ups staff pay offer from 1% to 9.8%

Hugh Baird College secures 9.8 per cent pay rise after vote to strike last month.

Jason Noble
Jason Noble

Must read

Politics

Andrea Jenkyns named skills, further and higher education minister

She joined the DfE in the reshuffle by outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
Qualifications

Pearson vying to keep a third of its BTEC level 3 courses under threat

The deadline for awarding bodies to appeal is July 8

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
Colleges, Exams

Colleges fork out for taxis and b&bs to get students to exams during rail strikes

Students resorted to sleepovers and parents took days off work to get their children to college on time

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
News

How the cost of living crisis is taking its toll on FE students

Leaders reveal how families are now struggling to feed and clothe their children

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
Colleges

Union rejects AoC’s ‘totally unacceptable’ new pay offer for college staff

The pay offer has been upped to 2.5% from 2.25%

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
Funding

Soaring inflation wipes out skills budget boost

Ministers have been urged to immediately add an extra £350 million a year in skills funding on top of…

Will Nott
Will Nott