Colleges, Ofsted

Second consecutive ‘outstanding’ for Catholic sixth form college

St John Rigby RC Sixth Form College retains top marks 7 years after previous inspection

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
News

Sunak to scrap SME co-investment for young apprentices

PM will also increase apprenticeship levy transfers up to 50%

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

Who cares? Funding boost won’t spark renaissance in care apprenticeships

Nearly 200 training providers have stopped delivering care apprenticeships since 2019

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
T Levels

DfE could step in if T Level fee hikes hit college budgets

Awarding bodies can charge colleges higher fees if gen 2 T Levels under-recruit

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Advanced British Standard, Politics, Skills reform

DfE puts 40 staff on Advanced British Standard ‘vanity project’

‘To say this is the wrong priority is an understatement, and smacks of rearranging the deckchairs while the Titanic…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Colleges

Procurement paused on college antisemitism training

Procurement of £7 million to tackle antisemitism in education now has “arbitrary” closing date of 2030

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel


News

West of England’s LEP funding withheld amid political infighting

WECA is the only mayoral combined authority that has not integrated its local enterprise partnership

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
News

Grady accepts bumper UCU pay hike to pay libel fees

General secretary uses annual fighting fund donation to pay damages

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Training Providers

Chamber and training provider suddenly shuts down

St Helen’s Chamber called in administrators this afternoon after a ‘perfect storm’ of financial issues

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
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Colleges

Holiday pay guidance reviewed amid fears colleges could be left out of pocket

Law firms say mistake in government guidance could lead some colleges to pay more than they should

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Colleges

College lecturer wrongfully sacked over ‘vengeful’ misconduct claims

Tribunal finds Halesowen College failed to carry out a full investigation before sacking esports lecturer

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel

Must read

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
Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship growth pilot cash would reach just 15 ITPs

Providers need to start at least 15 apprentices on the chosen standards to be eligible for extra funding

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships

Treasury announces £3k top-up for 13 ‘growth sector’ apprenticeships

Training providers will have to deliver a minimum number of starts to access the cash

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships, Politics

DfE set to surrender £60m apprenticeship cash in 2023-24

Just 2% of total ring-fenced budget expected to be handed back to Treasury

Billy Camden
Billy Camden