Colleges, Industrial action

Staff now plan to strike during first week of September over ‘fire and rehire’ row at London college

14 consecutive days of industrial action have been announced

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

Burghart sets ‘ambitious’ apprentice achievement rate target and announces feedback tool drop-outs

But AELP chief fears the target will be unachievable

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
AEB

Less generous adult education clawback threshold offered in most devolved areas

The Education and Skills Funding Agency’s threshold for funding adult education courses that are not delivered is more generous…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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
Covid-19

Just £9m of adult education and non-levy apprenticeship relief funding released

Training providers were handed less than £9 million as part of a relief scheme to support adult education courses…

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Industrial action

Union threatens results days as staff mull strike action

A pay dispute at AQA could see staff walk out over the summer, but bosses say union strike threats…

Samantha Booth
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Apprenticeships

Top levy-funded apprenticeship providers for past 2 years reavealed

Lifetime Training has continued its dominance

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges

DfE to rename college comparison website as performance tables return

Government says this will signal not to make ‘direct comparisons’ without asking colleges how Covid affected them

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
AEB

ESFA increases adult education over-delivery threshold

But under-delivery has reverted to the pre-pandemic threshold

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Ofsted in the spotlight

Come and inspect the inspectorate with The FE Week Podcast! Education journalist Jess Staufenberg speaks to former inspectors, current…

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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

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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%

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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…

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News

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

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

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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…

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