FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Is there a device crisis in FE?

Is device use seriously negatively affecting student learning? How can devices be used well? And what is the situation…

Jess Staufenberg
The FE Week Podcast
Apprenticeships

Deadline to claim apprenticeship cash incentives extended by 5 days

The change has been made in response to employer complaints that the deadline was on a weekend

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Sponsored post

British Army seeks ITPs to support their apprenticeship programme – contracting launch 

An upcoming event will cover how ITPs can tender for these support contracts

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Politics

How the education select committee looks now

The parliamentary education committee has welcomed five new members in the past year after several MPs stood down or…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Training Providers

Boss of England’s largest apprenticeship provider steps down

He has led the firm for 10 years

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Skills reform

Local skills improvement plans: What the trailblazer reports look like

Spanning over 500 pages in total, the “trailblazer” local skills improvement plans – a key plank of the government’s…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen


Apprenticeships

SMEs frustrated as DfE refusal to reset non-levy cap halts apprenticeship starts

Employers reveal they are being forced to cancel recruitment plans and turn apprentices away

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Climate Change

DfE climate change strategy: New FE teachers will be required to build sustainability into their teaching

Existing college staff will however not be required to include sustainability into their teaching

Will Nott
Will Nott
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Pearson BTEC and MOBIE help learners meet the sustainability challenge in construction

In this digital age, our learners are getting to grips with the new technologies driving the future of Net…

Pearson Btec
Pearson Btec
News

NUS is ‘systemically anti-Semitic’, and 3 other things Zahawi said at education committee

The education secretary gave evidence to MPs this morning

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Adult Education

DfE to spend over £100m on digital platform for Multiply maths scheme

It will be designed to assess skill levels and provide online tutoring

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Skills reform

First local skills improvement plans published

The plans are a key FE reform as outlined in the skills for jobs white paper

Billy Camden
Billy Camden

Must read

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
News

Times Education Commission adds voice to calls for new ‘baccalaureate’

It is estimated to cost the government an extra £1.2bn a year

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges

Major review launched to bring colleges back into public sector

After ten years in the private sector, the ONS are now considering whether to reclassify colleges as public sector…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen