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
Exams

Colleges told to raid own coffers to get students to exams during rail strike

DfE says and FE providers are ‘best placed to prioritise their spending to support their pupils and students’ during…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Feature, News

Focus feature: National Union of Students and FE

Despite an impressive history of wins for FE students, is it now time for a radical shake-up of the…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
T Levels

DfE unveils plans for a new T Level in marketing

Officials want the qualification up and running from 2025

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges

More college capacity projects get the go-ahead

An extra batch of college capacity bids have been approved to build more teaching space for projected rises in…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships, Skills reform

Provide apprenticeship careers talks or face legal action, schools told

Consultation launched on new duty to give pupils six ‘mandatory encounters’ from FE and apprenticeship providers

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker


Colleges, Industrial action

College staff do two days unpaid work every week, new workload survey finds

New report lays bare the workload challenge facing the sector

Will Nott
Will Nott
Apprenticeships, T Levels

Donelan hints at more employer incentives for T Level placements

The further and higher education minister, Michelle Donelan, was quizzed by MPs on the House of Commons education committee…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Industrial action

London college group threatened with strikes over pay and ‘fire and rehire’ tactics

The University and College Union said their members will not ‘have a gun put to their head by their…

Will Nott
Will Nott
WorldSkills

Gdańsk to host EuroSkills 2023 following Russia suspension

The last-minute decision to move the EuroSkills competition follows Russia’s suspension from WorldSkills earlier this year because of…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships

£8m fund to expand degree apprenticeships announced

But officials are yet to flesh out what the funding can be used for

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

Apprentice feedback to trigger provider intervention

‘Education is not an Amazon purchase’, warns college boss

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