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OCN London joins forces with the Met Police to help widen participation in the police service

OCN London, a nationally recognised awarding organisation and Access Validation Agency (AVA), has developed a new Access to HE…

OCN London
OCN London
News

DfE seeks brokers to level up SME apprenticeships in the north

Intermediaries told to also focus on boosting numbers of young apprentices

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship funding at risk for slow progress drop-outs

But providers are up in arms about the bureaucracy of the ‘impractical’ new rule

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

ESFA appoints David Withey as next permanent chief executive

He replaces Eileen Milner who resigned last year

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

ESFA finally launches Tripadvisor-style feedback feature for apprentices

Apprentices can now give anonymous feedback and the results will appear on Find Apprenticeship Training

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Industrial action

Union targets college’s open days for strikes as ‘fire and rehire’ row escalates

Staff at Richmond upon Thames College have warned they will strike during open days as a bitter dispute over…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden


Industrial action

College strike called off after staff win pay rise of up to 7.5%

It comes weeks after the AoC recommended that college staff should be given a 2.25% pay rise next year

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Colleges

ONS reclassification review: Colleges given weeks to submit borrowing and other financial data

The Education and Skills Funding Agency today asked colleges for ‘immediate assistance’ to provide a debt return

Will Nott
Will Nott
News

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022: Who received what in FE?

Picking up the damehood was Ann Limb, who has over 25 years of experience in FE and was appointed…

Will Nott
Will Nott
Apprenticeships

SME cap on apprenticeship starts reset again to 0

The decision follows mounting pressure from the sector

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
WorldSkills

WorldSkills Shanghai cancelled again due to Covid

The global skills competition was scheduled to take place in October

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

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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