Election 2024

Election 2024: ‘The British people have chosen change’ – Phillipson

Labour government will be powered by ‘belief that tomorrow could not just be different from today, but better’ says…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Apprenticeships, Politics, Skills reform

IfATE loses 30 staff in DfE cash cuts

Second-in-command Rob Nitsch is among the departures

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
awards

Inspiring Festival of Learning award winners 2024 honoured

Twelve individuals and organisations were celebrated for showing how adult learning can change lives

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Apprenticeships

Lifetime Training revives with Ofsted grade 2

England’s largest apprenticeship provider lauded for ‘substantial’ quality improvements as achievement rates rise

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

Training giant BPP to go on sale

Private equity owners looking for bids in the region of £2.5bn, according to reports

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges, Students

Bursary payments for vulnerable students dip to new low

Compliance audits rise as colleges see more challenging ESFA rules

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel


Adult education, Devolution

WEA wins one-year grant reprieve from combined authority

North East Combined Authority’s cabinet said protests from learners informed its decision

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Election 2024, Politics

Not in poll position: Tory edu MPs facing election wipeout

How the polls are shaping up for the current education politicians and those hoping to take their jobs

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Apprenticeships

AELP conference 2024: Insights from ex-minister and new CEO

FE Week rounds up some of the key speeches

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Qualifications, T Levels

Revealed: Most T Level drop outs switch to axed courses

90% of T Level drop-outs that switched to other technical courses went on to qualifications due to be defunded

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Colleges, Politics

College international income takes off after Brexit and pandemic turbulence

£40m was raked in from foreign students and overseas ventures last year

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges, Ofsted

Top Ofsted marks for Lincolnshire sixth form college

Inspectors praised the college’s ‘rich range’ of learning activities

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor

Must read

Election 2024, Politics

Starmer promises to ‘repair our public services’ after historic election win

Starmer will officially become prime minister and appoint his cabinet later today

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Qualifications, T Levels

Revealed: Most T Level drop outs switch to axed courses

90% of T Level drop-outs that switched to other technical courses went on to qualifications due to be defunded

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
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